The Board of Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust today signed off submission of our Outline Business Case (OBC) - a significant step forward, we believe, in enabling us to deliver our clinical vision.
Central to this vision is providing the calibre of mental health care that our service users rightly deserve and expect. This includes early and effective treatment and care; helping people to live as well as possible; and ensuring our world-class academic research is translated into tailored treatment for every individual.
The proposals within our OBC will not incur any additional cost to the NHS. The development will enable us to invest in our community services, building warm and welcoming inpatient facilities for those who need to come into hospital and bringing our world-class research teams together on a single site to enable their work to be directly translated into care.
This OBC will now be submitted to NHS Improvement* and we look forward to working closely with them once they have considered its proposals. We are grateful for the attendance at today’s Board of so many of our Governors.
*NHS Improvement is responsible for overseeing foundation trusts and NHS trusts, as well as independent providers that deliver NHS-funded care. They offer the support these providers need to give patients consistently safe, high quality, compassionate care within local health systems that are financially sustainable. By holding providers to account and, where necessary, intervening, they help the NHS to meet its short-term challenges and secure its future.