As from 5pm on Friday 1 June 2018 South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust ceased to exist having merged with Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust to form Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT).

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust still will provide physical and mental health, learning disability and adult social care services across Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent and Shropshire.

They will carry on providing a vast range of community services for adults and children and specialised services such as rheumatology and rehabilitation, which are delivered in venues ranging from health centres, GP practices, community hospitals and people’s own homes.

The merger creates one of the country’s largest integrated community health and social care organisations, bringing together around 8,500 staff and two nationally recognised healthcare providers, with the aim of improving access to physical and mental health, learning disability and social care services for patients and service users across Staffordshire and Shropshire.

MPFT’s ambition is to have one care plan for patients covering their physical and mental health and social care needs, reducing unnecessary duplication and enabling better care co-ordination to make it less confusing for patients when they are at their most vulnerable.

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