North London Mental Health Partnership Strategy
Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust and neighbouring Camden and Islington NHS Foundation are working together in a formal Partnership, with a single Chair, Chief Executive and Partnership Executive Team. Our new Partnership Strategy was launched in May 2023. To give our Partnership a clear identify, we are now called the North London Mental Health Partnership.
Our new Partnership Strategy sets out how, by working closely together, we can:
- Improve outcomes for our service users, sharing best practice to improve the quality of care and ensure our services are delivered consistently in each borough
- Remove competition between our two Trusts and address mutual challenges collaboratively
- Be a united and powerful voice, nationally and locally, to champion mental health and mental health services in North London, and be at the forefront of national policy developments to highlight the rights and needs of our service users
- Provide more career development opportunities for our staff through our bigger scale and greater range of services
- Provide a single leadership team that works with all of our stakeholders at System, Borough and Neighbourhood level
- Create a new, shared culture and set of values, aimed at providing care that is preventative, compassionate, personalised and trauma-informed
- Make efficiencies through economies of scale and reinvesting resources where they are most needed
By working together closely as the North London Mental Health Partnership, our two Trusts can achieve more for our service users, their carers, our staff and our local communities than we can by working separately. We will continue to engage our service users, carers, staff, partners and local people in co-producing the culture of the Partnership as it develops further, taking the best of both organisations.
Our new Partnership Strategy is available to download above.
Our Partnership Strategy is summarised on a Page, showing our four Strategic Aims and our agreed Strategic Objectives for 2023/24, also available to download above.
Our four Strategic Aims for the Partnership over the next five years are that:
- We provide consistently high-quality care, closer to home
- With our partners in North London and each Borough we will ensure equity of outcome for all
- We create great places to work, providing staff with a supportive environment to deliver outstanding care
- We will be more effective as an organisation by pioneering research, Quality Improvement and technology
Our Strategic Objectives for 2023/24 for the Partnership are:
- We will provide high quality inpatient care in facilities in North London to any service user who needs it
- We will be responsive, co-producing care with all our service users and carers, and ensuring all service users have ease of access to the care and support they need
- We will lead the improvement of children and young people’s mental health care with partners across North London
- We will have buildings and estate that provide the most therapeutic environments for care and treatment of service users and for staff to work in
- We will extend our work with local communities and voluntary groups to address health inequalities and improve population health
- We will improve outcomes for everyone who uses our services, reducing unwarranted variation and ensuring consistency in the delivery of care
- We will reduce disparities in care delivery, such as the over-representation of some ethnicities in the use of the Mental Health Act and other restrictive practices
- We will create a culture where staff are able to bring their authentic self to work and feel truly supported with learning and career development opportunities
- As a local anchor institution, we will work with partners, such as educational providers, and our communities to facilitate routes into jobs with us for local people
- We will make demonstrable progress towards having leadership and management teams that represent the communities we serve
- We will create a learning culture, empowering our teams to undertake research and QI projects and convert these into the delivery of best practice, developing innovative services, and enabling local patients’ access to the latest treatment options
- We will transform the delivery, efficiency and effectiveness of our organisation through the use of data, technology and implementation of best practice