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NHS foundation trust gets approval


10:06am 27th January 2012

New NHS foundation trust gets approval to provide mental health and learning disability services.

Monitor, the regulator of NHS foundation trusts, has given the go ahead for the formation of Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, merging mental health and learning disabilities in Leeds, York, Selby, Tadcaster and Easingwold and some county wide services across North Yorkshire.

The formal integration will take place on Wednesday the 1st February 2012.

Chris Butler, Chief Executive of Leeds Partnerships NHS Foundation Trust, said:

“The approval for our new organisation is good news for the future of mental health and learning disability services across our region. We are looking forward to welcoming colleagues from York, Selby Tadcaster and Easingwold as we share the knowledge and experience of both organisations as we work with people who use our services to improve their health and lives.”

The new Trust will provide mental health and learning disability services for an adult population of around 800,000 people across the Leeds and York areas. In addition to this, they will also provide child and adolescent mental health services, primary care mental health services, regional improving access to psychological therapies and services for veterans.

The new trust will have an annual turnover of around £150m and employ around around 3,500 staff

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