North East London NHS Foundation Trust (NELFT) provides mental health and community services for people living in the London Boroughs of Waltham Forest, Redbridge, Barking & Dagenham and Havering. We also manage community health services in south west Essex.
With an annual budget of more than £300 million, we provide care and treatment for a population of almost 1.5million. We employ around 6,000 staff.
North East London NHS Foundation Trust hereby declares that it has received adequate assurance that the Trust is fully compliant with all the Core Standards for Better Health for both Mental Health services and Barking and Dagenham Community Health Services.
Download our Core Standards declaration 2009/2010 from the Care Quality Commission
North East London Foundation Trust is committed to ensure that all patients, including children, receive care in a safe, secure and caring environment supported by a number of Safeguarding Children arrangements.
Every patient has the right to receive high quality care that is safe, effective and respects their privacy and dignity. North East London NHS Foundation Trust is committed to providing every patient with same sex accommodation, because it helps to safeguard their privacy and dignity when they are often at their most vulnerable.
We can confirm that mixed sex accommodation has been eliminated in our organisation.
2009 - Community Health Services
In July 2009, NELFT started to provide some community-based family health services, when NHS Barking and Dagenham contracted the management of their community health services. This change has come about because the Government wants primary care trusts to focus on their main role of commissioning services and leading the NHS in their area.
Since becoming a Foundation Trust, we have strived to provide even better, more diverse care, and to further develop and deliver the local services that our communities want and need. The opportunity to host community health services in Barking & Dagenham is seen as a big step towards achieving this. Physical health problems and mental health issues are often connected, and one can often affect the other. By recognising this, and working together to treat all aspects of a person’s health, we can offer the type of holistic care that will bring real benefits to people in our communities.
2008 – Becoming a Foundation Trust
We became an NHS Foundation Trust on 1 June 2008. Click here to find out more about our Foundation Trust.
Before June 2008, our Trust was called North East London Mental Health Trust.
Find out more about the Foundation Trust.
2001 - North East London Mental Health Trust
NELMHT was formed in 2001, when the mental health services that had previously been provided by several other NHS organisations were combined into one specialist mental health trust.