About us

NELFT provides an extensive range of integrated community and mental health services for people living in the London boroughs of Barking & Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest and community health services for people living in the south west Essex areas of Basildon, Brentwood and Thurrock. We provide an Emotional Wellbeing Mental Health Service for children and young people across the whole of Essex. We are the provider of all age eating disorder services and child and adolescent mental health services across Kent and Medway.

With an annual budget of £490 million, we provide care and treatment for a population of circa 4.3 million. We employ approximately 7,500 staff who work across 210 bases in London, Essex, Kent and Medway.

Meet our Trust board

The Trust board is made up of executive and non-executive directors. They work together to set the strategic direction and priorities for our organisation. They are held to account by our Council of Governors.

The executive directors are also part of our wider Executive Management Team, which is responsible for the day to day running of the Trust. Other members of our Executive Management Team attend board meetings.

Poster showing images of all of our current Board members

Trust Values

People first

We remember that patients,service users and carers are our top priority, and treat others how we would like to be treated.

Prioritising quality

We provide the best service possible, following best practice and national developments.

Progressive, innovative and continually improving

We listen and continually improve our services for the benefit of our patients, service users and carers.

Professional and honest

We work to create relationships based on honesty, respect and trust, and meet the highest standards of professionalism and confidentiality.

Promoting what is possible - independence, opportunity and choice

We help people achieve the best quality of life possible, giving them the information and support they need.

How NELFT is structured

We cover a large area which spans North East London, Essex, Kent and Medway, providing community and mental health services. 

Our Directorates are:

  • Acute and Rehabilitation
  • Barking and Dagenham
  • Essex, Kent and Medway
  • Havering
  • Redbridge
  • Waltham Forest

They are supported by Trustwide corporate services including:

  • HR
  • Finance
  • Safeguarding
  • Quality and patient safety (QPS)
  • Corporate communications and engagement
  • Training and development
  • Research and development
  • Estates

Download our organisation structure below:

NELFT Org chart - Apr 24.pptx [pptx] 2MB