Key partners within the NHS include our local commissioners; the regulators of health and social care including Monitor and the Care Quality Commission; the Strategic Health Authority and other local Trusts including other providers of mental health, learning disability and specialist services as well as local acute hospital care providers.
We also work closely with independent practitioners such as GPs and Dentists and local authorities, including social services, police, probation, prison service, voluntary and charitable bodies, pharmaceutical services and some private sector providers.
We also have close links with academic institutions, particularly Staffordshire University, Keele University, Aston
University, and local colleges.
We lead an innovative network of NHS Foundation Trusts which has been awarded a contract by the Ministry of Defence to provide acute in-patient care to serving forces personnel.
As an NHS Foundation Trust we have 12 Partner Governors who are appointed by partner organisations to serve on our Council of Governors. These partner organisations are;
Carers Association South Staffordshire
Shropshire County PCT
South Staffordshire PCT
Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin Voluntary Sector Mental Health Forum
Telford & Wrekin Council
Staffordshire County Council
South Staffordshire Housing Association
HM Prison Service
We will agree with our partners the information which we will provide about them before disclosing it.