Find Your Neighbourhood
The Trust’s community care and support services are currently divided into eight neighbourhood areas within Derbyshire. Each neighbourhood works closely and with other local health professionals, and drawing on local community resources, to assist people in rebuilding their lives and to help them flourish.
Derbyshire Healthcare’s community care and support services provide mental health support to residents living throughout Derbyshire and learning disabilities services to those living in the south of the county (Amber Valley, Derby City, Erewash and South Derbyshire & Derbyshire Dales South neighbourhoods).
To find out which neighbourhood you reside in, please enter the name of your GP surgery postcode into our neighbourhood search facility below. Once you know your constituency you can find details about the healthcare services available in your area - provided by Derbyshire Healthcare - and how to contact your local neighbourhood team.
A key focus of 2014/15 has been the development of the Trust’s new neighbourhood model of delivering many of the division’s community health services. This model has emerged following a period of substantial engagement with all our stakeholders. Initially through a series of meetings of Pathway and Partnership Teams (PPTs), the Trust has sought to redesign our community services in order to meet our strategic aim of providing care closer to home, whilst also improving and maintaining the patient experience within the financial envelope available.
From 1 April 2015, we formally launch our preparations to transform our services and begin the transition to the neighbourhood model. This change in our structures and approach will be a key focus for the year ahead as we embed new ways of working, build social capital within our local communities to enable a wider level of care and support to be delivered within the home environment, and widen our clinicians’ skill base in supporting a wider range of conditions within the community setting.
“We need a double N in ‘NHS’"
In July 2014 Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of the NHS said: “We need a double N in ‘NHS’ – a National Health Service offering more neighbourhood health support”. We are proud to reflect that we are at the forefront of this and are working towards a shadow neighbourhood based form from 1 April 2015.
This approach will provide an integrated service approach to care within local neighbourhoods. These teams will form a key part of local communities and will seek to build assets and resilience within local communities to enable a higher number of people to self-care and receive appropriate support within a community setting, thereby reducing the number of unnecessary hospital admissions.