As a part of the NHS, eligibility for North Essex Partnership University Foundation Trust‘s Services (Monitor Licence Condition G8) accords with the relevant legislation as exemplified by the NHS Constitution (2013):
“The NHS provides a comprehensive service, available to all irrespective of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, belief, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity or marital or civil partnership status. The service is designed to diagnose, treat and improve both physical and mental health. It has a duty to each and every individual that it serves and must respect their human rights. At the same time, it has a wider social duty to promote equality through the services it provides and to pay particular attention to groups or sections of society where improvements in health and life expectancy are not keeping pace with the rest of the population.
Access to NHS services is based on clinical need, not an individual’s ability to pay. NHS services are free of charge, except in limited circumstances sanctioned by Parliament.”
Services will be provided in a manner that is consistent with the Trust’s values and those of the NHS Constitution including:
· “Working together for patients.
· Respect and dignity.
· Commitment to quality of care.
· Improving lives.
· Everyone counts.” (NHS Constitution pp5)
The range of services and individual care we provide for people and their families can be categorised into the following main groups: