Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides physical and mental health care, learning disability and adult social care services across Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent, Shropshire, and Telford & Wrekin. In addition, we provide services on a wider regional and national basis including perinatal, eating disorder and forensic services. We deliver out-of-area sexual health services, and our Inclusion service offers psychological and drug & alcohol services, in the community, and in prisons, and has contracts across the country.
As an organisation we serve a population of 1.5 million and currently employ around 8,500 members of staff.
Together, we make life better for our communities.
We were set up to provide a joined-up service around the service user and their family reducing confusion, duplication and enabling better co-ordination.
MPFT has a well-established Strategic Framework that sets out ‘what we stand for’ as a Trust since our inception in June 2018. Through engagement with our staff, service users and partners we developed our mission ‘Together we are making life better for our communities’ which is supported by our three values: Putting people at the heart of what we do, empowering people to improve care and wellbeing; delivering better health, better care in partnership. This is further supported by our strategic aims which revolve around our staff, our patients and our partners; our objectives which are reflective of the areas in which we work and help guide the priorities of our organisation, centred on the creation of truly integrated mental and physical healthcare services.
Whilst the foundations of the above haven’t changed, significant developments at a National, Regional and Local level are impacting on the future direction of the organisation. COVID-19, Government policy, the NHS White Paper, the People Plan, building strong and effective Integrated Care Systems, community mental health transformation, improving population health and reducing health inequalities – are just some examples of the many influencers and drivers that are shaping the direction of our organisation in terms of ‘where we are now’ and ‘where we want to be’ in the future. It is imperative MPFT has a clear strategic direction for the future. Over the course of the last six months we have reflected on, reviewed and engaged on these key influencers and drivers to ensure that what we still stand for is still ‘relevant’ and that we have clear aims and objectives that set out our organisational priorities for next year and beyond.