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Our partnerships

Derbyshire Healthcare collaborates with a number of partners and external stakeholders within our local communities to ensure it is continuously improving service delivery for the people of Derbyshire.

Our key partners include:

Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in Derbyshire

As part of the changes to the NHS brought about by the Health and Social Care Act 2012, Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) and Strategic Health Authorities (SHAs) ceased to exist on 31 March 2013. Their responsibilities were taken over by Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and the NHS Trust Development Authority.

CCGs are made up of local GPs, nurses and other professionals and are responsible for commissioning services for local communities.

NHS Southern Derbyshire CCG - www.southernderbyshireccg.nhs.uk

NHS North Derbyshire CCG - www.northderbyshireccg.nhs.uk

NHS Hardwick CCG - www.hardwickccg.nhs.uk

NHS Erewash CCG - http://nhserewash.com 

Derbyshire Autism Services Group

Derbyshire Autism Services Group provides support for children and adults throughout Derbyshire.  Support ranges from one to one sessions through to group activities.  The team support anyone with autism, parents and carers. 




Derby City Council

Derby City Council is the local council for the City of Derby and oversees services such as education, housing, leisure and culture, transport and environment and planning.




Derbyshire County Council

Derbyshire County Council oversees services in Derbyshire County such as education, housing, leisure and culture, transport and environment and planning. They aim to provide high quality services to Derbyshire's population of around 760,000 residents.




Derbyshire MIND

Derbyshire MIND are part of a national organisation called MIND who provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.




Mental Health Action Group (MHAG)
The Mental Health Action Group is an independent, user-led group of volunteers who campaign for the rights of those with mental health issues and their carers. They aim to support groups to improve their services in Derby City, Amber Valley, Erewash Valley and South Derbyshire





NDVA works to support health and social care related voluntary organisations working in Derbyshire. It acts as a liaison conduit between the voluntary sector and the statutory health and social care agencies, facilitating the sectors involvement in planning and commissioning. It distributes Small Grants, Health Grants, Start-up Grants and operates a User Involvement Fund within the voluntary sector.





Rethink Mental Illness is a charity that believes a better life is possible for millions of people affected by mental illness.Today they directly support almost 60,000 people every year across England to get through crises, to live independently and to realise they are not alone.




Derbyshire Mental Health Forum (DMHF)

DMHF are a membership organisation that provides support to voluntary sector organisations working to improve the mental health of people in Derbyshire.




University of Derby

The University of Derby offers degree courses of many different subjects including Business Studies, Law and Photography and students who study at the university have a very high pass rate.




Derby Gypsy Liaison Group

Derbyshire Gypsy Liaison Group provides valuable assistance and information to the Gypsy community in and around Derbyshire. DGLG also has close relationships with local authorities and services to aid managing Gypsy culture with knowledge and respect.




Derbyshire Friend

Derbyshire Friend has been supporting Derby and Derbyshire’s lesbian, gay bisexual and transexual communities since 1983.





DHA (formerly known as Derbyshire Housing Aid) is an independent charity, established in 1995 to tackle homelessness, poverty and housing difficulty.  DHA has developed over the past 17 years to address the growing needs of our local community, including specialist legal advice, training and employability services, and homelessness prevention projects.




Young Carers Service

The Young Carers Service work with young people who care for a member of their family – whether it's a parent with a long-term illness, someone who's elderly or suffering from mental ill health, or dealing with the effects of drug and alcohol abuse.




Making Space

Making Space is taking an active role in the dynamic transformation that is taking place in the world of mental health care. By delivering a high quality support service for real people with a range of mental health conditions, learning disabilities and dementia, and their carers, Making Space is meeting the challenge.





ThinkCarer is the support service for mental health carers in Derbyshire and Derby City. The aim of ThinkCarer is to recognise the valuable role mental health carers have, the stresses that such a role can bring and provide timely support to carers in this role. Principles and objectives of the service.




Derbyshire Carers Association

Derbyshire Carers Association recognise that the responsibility of caring for someone who cannot manage at home without help often places great physical and mental difficulties on carers.




Derbyshire Mental Health Carers Forum

Derbyshire Mental Health Carers Forum are a self-help group of mental health carers and ex-carers holding forum meetings and support groups (Stress Busters) at various locations throughout Derbyshire.

North Derbyshire Mental Health Carers Forum: www.northderbyshirementalhealthcarers.wordpress.com

Derby City and South Derbyshire Mental Health Carers Forum: www.derbycityandsouthderbyshirementalhealthcarersforum.wordpress.com



First Steps Derbyshire

First Steps is Derbyshire’s only eating disorder charity. They support people all over Derbyshire and the surrounding areas who are affected by eating difficulties and disorders; this includes parents, partners and families.




Derby Open Centre

Derby Open Care work with school pupils and adults to provide the personal experiences that help them to understand the different communities that make up our common culture.They have established very close relationships with the many communities in Derby so, rather than "chalk and talk" offering hands-on experience and personal contact as part of the education and training they provide.




Healthwatch Derby and Healthwatch Derbyshire

Healthwatch will give people a powerful voice locally and nationally. At a local level, Healthwatch will work to help local people get the best out of their health and social care services. Whether it's improving them today or helping to shape them for tomorrow.

Healthwatch Derby: www.healthwatchderby.co.uk

Healthwatch Derbyshire: www.healthwatchderbyshire.co.uk 



North Derbyshire Voluntary Association (NDVA)

NDVA represents the health related voluntary sector at a strategic level, through attendance at, and the provision of feedback from, the major consultative and decision making meetings of local authority and NHS bodies.NDVA is a Registered Charity and a Company Limited by Guarantee, managed by a Board elected by members of the Health and Social Care Forum who employ a small staff team.NDVA successfully won the tender to co-host Derbyshire’s Local Involvement Network (Derbyshire LINk), giving the people of Derbyshire a stronger voice in the planning and improvement of the health and social care services they receive.




Community Directory Derbyshire

Community Directory Derbyshire is an online database listing all community and voluntary groups throughout Derby and Derbyshire.




If you are a partner of the Trust and not listed above, please contact 01332 623700 ext 31218 to have your information included on this page. We reserve the right to only add links to agencies we work with or have a direct link with Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.