Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust (C&I) provides high quality, safe and innovative care to our patients in the community, in their homes or in hospital.
We provide services for adults of working age, adults with learning difficulties, and older people in the London area. We currently deliver the majority of our care to residents in the London Boroughs of Camden and Islington. However, we also provide substance misuse services and a psychological therapies service to people living in Kingston.
The Trust was rated as ‘Good’ following the Care Quality Commission’s inspection in December 2017. We came close to ‘Outstanding’ overall, with some areas already achieving that rating. We continue to work hard on innovation and improvement to reach ‘Outstanding’ across the board in the future. Key to our new, improved rating is the Trust’s Clinical Strategy which clearly directs the services we deliver, identifying the needs of local people and how best, in partnership with them, we can deliver health care, both mental and physical.
Redeveloping our estate, Trust-wide, will enable us to fulfil our Clinical Strategy. We’ve communicated widely across all of our stakeholders this year about our Trust plans to provide the very best, brand new facilities for both inpatients and outpatients. The full public consultation recently closed following a huge collaborative commitment from our local authorities, clinical commissioners and other partners. This programme is very high profile and involves a number of other major London Trusts. This programme is also a key priority for NHS Improvement and the Department of Health and Social Care in terms of its delivery.
Another key element of delivering our Clinical Strategy is the development of our Quality Improvement (QI) programme. This aims to develop a culture of continuous progress and strong frontline service user and carer involvement in improvement work at the Trust. Our QI programme’s focus is on patient experience, staff satisfaction, and avoidable harm, and over the coming months, we will continue to raise the profile of this work and support its huge potential for effective improvement.
Our Trust is also a member of University College London Partners (UCLP), one of the world’s leading academic health science partnerships.
In addition we have specialist programmes which provide help and treatment for:
- Veterans living in London
- Young people caught in the cycle of gang culture
- Older people suffering from dementia and other age related mental health conditions
We are proud that our organisation is recognised internationally for the quality of its research and innovation. Over 40% of our consultants hold joint academic posts and are engaged in research across a wide range of mental health arenas. This research, often conducted with the help of our patients, ensures we are leaders in evidence based treatment and services, meaning we can provide some of the world's most up to date therapies to aid service user recovery.
We are a lead provider for educational placements in north London, and work in partnership with local universities to deliver both education and research projects as well as creating together the workforce of the future. This provides a great environment for our staff to innovate and deliver projects which transform patient care.
This is an exciting, yet challenging time for our Trust, and we are excited about the future which includes the development of our St Pancras site and establishment of the Institute of Mental Health (an academic research centre which will be delivered from the site), the development of our Strategic Alliance with Barnet, Enfield and Haringey NHS Trust and partnerships with UCL and Whittington Health. Further information regarding our Trust, including the plans to redevelop our facilities, corporate information and strategic objectives can be found on our website using the following link: https://www.candi.nhs.uk/about-us
Our services are split into five divisions. This makes it easy for patients and GPs to access the right sort of care. Our five divisions are:
- Recovery and Rehabilitation
- Services for Ageing and Mental Health
- Substance Misuse Services
- Community Mental Health