Who are we?

We are one of the main providers of mental health, social care and learning disability services in the West Midlands. If you feel you would like to be part of our team, we’d love to hear from you. You can see all of our current vacancies by clicking here.

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust was established in 1994 and provides mental health and learning disability care to people predominantly living in the city of Stoke-on-Trent and in North Staffordshire. The Trust is one of the main providers of mental health, social care and learning disability services in the West Midlands.

We currently work from both hospital and community-based premises, operating from approximately 30 sites to approximately 464,000 people of all ages and diverse backgrounds in Stoke-on-Trent and across North Staffordshire. Our main site is Harplands Hospital, which opened in 2001 and provides the setting for most of our inpatient units.

We provide services to people with a wide range of mental health and learning disability needs. Sometimes our service users need to spend time in hospital, but much more often we are able to provide care in community settings and in people’s own homes.

We also provide specialist mental health services such as child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS), substance misuse services and psychological therapies, plus a range of clinical and non-clinical services to support University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust (UHNM).

We work with local doctors and other health and care professionals, including the North Staffordshire GP Federation to help develop and support exciting new initiatives like the North Staffordshire and Stoke- on-Trent Alliance, as part of an overall strategy to transform the quality and delivery of local care. 

We help drive improvements across the wider health and care economy, through our leadership roles in the Staffordshire and Stoke- on-Trent Sustainability and Transformation Plan – Together We’re Better.

We work closely with agencies that support people with mental health problems, such as North Staffs Voice for Mental Health, ADS, Approach, ASIST, Brighter Futures, Changes, EngAGE, North Staffordshire Huntington’s Disease Association, North Staffs Mind, North Staffs Carers Association, Reach and the Beth Johnson Association.