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Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust

The NHS Plan, published in July 2000, first proposed the creation of Mental Health and Social Care Trusts "to ensure that mental health and social care provision can be properly integrated locally."

Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust was formed on April 1 2002 in order to embed the good relations and practice that developed locally over recent years, between the NHS and local government.

The Trust provides a formal structure, enabling the Trust to shape its services around the needs of its users and carers.

The Trust's services include adult mental health, mental health care of older people, substance misuse services and care for people with learning disabilities and the aim is to deliver substantial benefits to users and carers, allowing the improvement and modernisation of services quickly. The improvements will include:

  • Full integration of services, with access to all mental health services through a single route.
  • A consistent approach to quality improvement, bringing together health and social care, to work more effectively.
  • A fuller sharing of skills and expertise between the NHS and local government.
  • A single complaints procedure

Mental health services

The Care Trust provides a wide range of services to help meet the mental health needs of people living in Camden and Islington. It provides assessment, treatment and follow-up care within the npatient, outpatient and day hospitals; in the residential and day care services; and through the community mental health teams.

Following a period of considerable change most services are now provided on a sectorised basis. This approach seeks to ensure that services are integrated with both primary care and social services provision, so that services are provided as locally as possible. Boundary issues will continue to be the subject of ongoing discussions.

Mental health services

Islington Services

  • Emergency Assessment
  • Urgent Assessment
  • Standard Referral

South Camden Services

  • Emergency Assessment
  • Urgent Assessment
  • Standard Referral

North Camden Services

  • Emergency Assessment
  • Urgent Assessment
  • Standard Referral

Services across Camden and Islington

  • Family Therapy
  • Focus Team - Mental Health care for single homeless people
  • Eating Disorders Service

Specialist services

  • Traumatic Stress Clinic
  • Adult Services and Children and Family Services

How can I find out more?

For further information please contact Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust



Page last updated Jun 15, 2009 12:38 PM

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