Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

We are Derbyshire Healthcare


Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (DHCFT) is a provider of mental health, learning disability and children’s services across the city of Derby and wider county of Derbyshire. We provide a variety of inpatient and community based services throughout the county. We also provide specialist services across the county including substance misuse and eating disorders services.

Successful partnership working is essential to the delivery of many of our services. The Trust works in close collaboration with our commissioners and fellow providers of local healthcare services, together with local authority colleagues at Derby City Council and Derbyshire County Council, and voluntary and community sector organisations. Derbyshire Healthcare is an active partner in Joined Up Care Derbyshire, a partnership of health and care organisations working collectively to address challenges and improve the level of joined up working within the local health and care economy.

The Trust provides services to a diverse population, including areas of wealth alongside significant deprivation. The Trust’s catchment area includes both city and rural populations, with over 70 different languages being spoken.

Key Facts of the Trust

  • Annual turnover of £174m
  • Workforce of nearly 2,800
  • Operates from over 60 sites across Derbyshire
  • 6k public members
  • We serve a combined population of approximately one million people

Foundation Trust Status

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established on 1 February 2011 when Monitor, the Independent Regulator of NHS Foundation Trusts, under its powers under Section 35 of the National Health Service Act 2006, authorised Derbyshire Mental Health Services NHS Trust to become a Foundation Trust.

The Trust has 28 Governors, 16 of whom are elected public governors and six are elected staff governors.  The remaining governors are representatives from our partner and stakeholder agencies.  As well as the governors the Trust has a circa 8000 membership.