Executive Recruitment

Trust Structure

There are three substantive operational divisions within the Trust: Local Mental Health Services, Forensic Services and Community Health Services, working alongside them are our corporate and support services.

Local Mental Health Services

The majority of local mental health services are provided for the population of the City of Nottingham, Nottinghamshire County and Bassetlaw.

The portfolio of community, outpatient, day and inpatient services are grouped as follows and provide lifespan services:

  • Adult Mental Health (AMH) 
  • Mental Health Services for Older People (MHSOP) 
  • Specialist Services (this includes: Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD); Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and Centre for Trauma, Resilience & Growth 
  • Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT).

Services are delivered from a number of sites including Queen’s Medical Centre; Highbury Hospital (Nottingham); Millbrook Unit (Sutton-in-Ashfield) and Bassetlaw Hospital (Worksop). These services are supported by a network of community teams located within local communities. 

Community Health Services

The division provides community physical health services for the registered population of General Practices in Nottinghamshire County and Bassetlaw. Some services, however, are provided to the residents of neighbouring Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) such Derbyshire County and Leicestershire County and to other organisations such as Nottinghamshire County Council, Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH) and Sherwood Forest Hospitals (SFH).

The division provides the full range of community services:

  • Adult Services 
  • Children and Young People’s Services 
  • Specialist Services
  • Adult Speech and Language Therapy 
  • Community Dietetics 
  • Podiatric Surgery 
  • Community Podiatry 
  • Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy (Mid-Notts only).

The majority of services are provided in patients’ own homes. The portfolio comprises of core services managed on a locality basis and a range of specialist services managed on a county-wide basis. 

Sites include:

  • Inpatient beds at Lings Bar Hospital in Rushcliffe 
  • Specialist Palliative Care services at John Eastwood Hospice, Sutton-in-Ashfield.

Forensic Services

The Trust provides a large range and diversity of adult secure services in the East Midlands as well as secure services in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw (SYB) through Wathwood Hospital. It is therefore part of two New Care Model (NCM) programmes that aim to provide better support in the community and reduce reliance on secure beds to improve outcomes for service users and their families. Within the SYB system the Trust will be a sub-contractor to the lead provider as this programme develops, whereas the Trust has taken the lead provider role within the East Midlands. 

The East Midlands NCM programme was established in November 2018. Nottinghamshire Healthcare has taken the lead role in the development, and subsequent application, to deliver an NCM approach for the East Midlands for adult secure services through the IMPACT programme working with eight other providers: Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Cygnet Healthcare, Elysium Healthcare, Priory Healthcare and St Andrew’s Healthcare.

The division is in a unique position of providing its services across the full care pathway for several patient groups requiring forensic care. The portfolio of High, Medium and Low Secure services are grouped as follows and include:

  • Low Secure Services 
  • Community Forensic Mental Health Services 
  • Integrated Offender Health within Prisons 
  • Medium Secure Services for men with mental illness and men with personality disorder 
  • Medium Secure Services for women requiring enhanced care 
  • The National High Secure Service for Women, 
  • The National High Secure Service for Men with a Learning Disability, 
  • The National High Secure Service for Men who are Deaf, 
  • High Secure Male Mental Health and Personality Disorder.

Services are delivered from a number of sites including:

  • High Secure inpatient beds at Rampton Hospital (near Retford) 
  • Medium Secure inpatient beds at Arnold Lodge (Leicester) and Wathwood Hospital (Rotherham) 
  • Low Secure inpatient beds at The Wells Road Centre (Nottingham) 
  • Community Forensic Services 
  • Integrated Offender Health Services (across a broad geographical area) 
  • Liaison with the Criminal Justice System in Nottinghamshire.

Corporate Services

The operational divisions and service directorates are supported by a range of focused corporate services. These ensure the efficient and effective operation of our core businesses and support the delivery of our performance and regulatory functions. 

Corporate services offer a wide range of generic and specialist support and advice and include services such as finance, procurement, estates and performance by the Executive Director of Finance and Estates, medical and clinical leadership via the Executive Medical Director and professional leadership to nursing and allied health professionals with a continued focus on quality, clinical governance and patient involvement via the Executive Director of Nursing, AHPs and Quality. The Executive Director of People and Culture leads on workforce and organisational development, human resources and equality, diversity and inclusion, and the Executive Director of Partnerships and Strategy leads on developing and strengthening both internal and external relationships, partnership working and health informatics. The Chief Executive provides overall leadership to the organisation and leads the teams focusing on corporate governance and communications.

Organisations hosted by Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust 

The Institute of Mental Health 

The Institute of Mental Health is a unique partnership between Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Nottingham. We bring together healthcare staff and academics to lead mental health research designed to improve diagnosis, treatment, and care. Founded in 2006, a unique catalyst for new ideas, clinical expertise, and research excellence was created to bring research knowledge and evidence into the NHS. 

Whilst public awareness about mental health is growing, widespread stigma has prevented many people from accessing the right support and treatment. Our collaborative approach blends university and NHS knowledge. Together, we educate, influence, and put new discoveries and findings into practice. 

The mission of the Institute is: 

  • “Inspiring research that improves mental health care and connects academic, clinical, and lived experience expertise” 
  • Through our unique partnership, and by involving people directly affected by mental health problems, we will together produce research that will inspire change and improve the mental health of people locally, nationally, and internationally.

We currently have over 30 leading professors in the field of mental health delivering over 100 active research projects, alongside nearly 100 PhD students. The Institute hosts eight centres of excellence each of which focus on different areas of research and education, and is also affiliated to additional specialist research teams exploring transgender mental health, multiple sclerosis and cognition, mental health recovery and forensic mental health. 

We have a public advisory group that oversees how we involve patients and public volunteers in our research projects and we are committed to promoting creative and artistic ideas and practices that support positive mental health. 

Find out more on the IMH website, www.institutemh.org.uk, and follow on Twitter: @institutemh