About us

About Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Where we operate and who we serve

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, provides mental health, learning disability and neurodevelopmental services to people living in south east England. Our services are for children, young people, adults of working age and older people.

We provide care in a range of locations including people’s own homes, specialist clinics, hospitals, low and medium secure units and GP surgeries.

We are passionate about research and it’s our aim to put it at the core of everything we do so we can continually improve our clinical care. We are members of the University Hospital Association and are part of the Sussex Health and Care integrated care system.

Our mission is to champion the rights of people with mental health problems and learning disabilities. We will work with our partners to bring health and care services together for their benefit.

Our vision is to improve the quality of life for the communities we serve.

Our values

Our values form the basis of how we behave and how we want people to experience Sussex Partnership, whether as someone who uses our services, works with us or works here.

Our values will inform our organisational strategy and help us achieve our vision – our plan of how we’re going to continually improve the experience, health and wellbeing of people who use our services, their families and carers, our staff and the communities we serve.

This is supported by:

  • Our culture, values and behaviour particularly in relation to how we promote compassion, inclusion, innovation and learning
  • Effective and efficient use of resources including the use of ground-breaking research to develop our workforce and introduce new treatments

Our strategy 2020 - 2025

Our organisational strategy is about building for the future by having a clear plan. The plan sets out what we’re going to do to continue improving the experience of patients, families, carers and staff. It’s also about how we play our part in delivering the NHS Long Term Plan. 

N.B. The Trusts current strategy is due to finish on 31 March 2025. The executive has agreed a co-productive approach to the development of the new Trust strategy that builds on the success of our existing one. This was discussed in the Board Strategy session held on 8 January 2024. It is anticipated that a draft strategy will be produced in Q3 2024/25.

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Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (ED&I)

We recognise that every person is different and we welcome, value and respect those differences. We aim for equality and fairness in everything we do, both as an employer and as a healthcare provider.

Our Equality performance annual report can be viewed here.

Please contact our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion team on equality.diversity@spft.nhs.uk for further information.

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