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Further information about HPFT and EPUT

Essex Partnership University NHS Trust

  • Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT) provides community health, mental health and learning disability services to support more 3.2 million people living across Bedfordshire, Essex and Suffolk.

We are large employer in the East of England with more than 5,400 staff working across more than 200 sites. We also provide services in people’s home and community settings.


EPUT was formed on 1 April 2017 following the merger of North Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (NEP) and South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (SEPT).

Our vision and values

Our organisational vision is: Working to improve lives

The vision is backed up by the values we operate under:

  • Open
  • Empowering
  • Compassionate

Our strategic objectives

  • To continuously improve service user experience and outcomes through the delivery of high quality, safe, and innovative services.
  • To be a high performing health and care organisation and in the top 25% of community and mental health foundation trusts.
  • To be a valued system leader focused on integrated solutions that are shaped by the communities we serve.

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) provides health and social care for over 400,000 people with mental ill health, physical ill health and learning disabilities across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Norfolk and North Essex. We employ nearly 3,000 staff who deliver these services within the community as well inpatient settings.

Our vision

Our conversations with service users, carers, staff, commissioners and the wider communities we serve have informed a simple but ambitious vision:

“Delivering great care, achieving great outcomes - together”

We will achieve our vision by:

  • Putting the people who need our care, support and treatment at the heart of everything we do - always.
  • Consistently achieving the outcomes that matter to the individuals who use our services, their families and carers, by working in partnership with them and others who support them.
  • Providing the very best experience of joined-up care in line with what service users and carers have told us makes ‘Great Care’.
The EPUT Website The HPFT Website