STRUCTURE: Leeds Partnerships NHS Foundation Trust is to take on mental health and community services in York and other parts of Yorkshire.

It will be the provider of mental health and learning disability services in Leeds, York, Selby, Tadcaster and Easingwold, and a number of specialist community services across North Yorkshire.

As a result it will change its name to Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

The board of directors of Leeds Partnerships NHS Foundation Trust and NHS North Yorkshire and York agreed at their September 2011 board meetings that mental health and learning disability services for York, Selby, Tadcaster and Easingwold will transfer to the renamed Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust on 1 January 2012.

A number of County wide specialist services will also transfer to the enlarged organisation on 1 January 2012.

Frank Griffiths, chair of Leeds Partnerships NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We have worked hard with colleagues in NHS North Yorkshire and York over the past few months to agree the best way to transfer the mental health and learning disability services to our new Trust. 

“We are delighted to have reached an agreement and are looking forward to bringing together the shared knowledge, skills and experience into a new organisation which will provide services to the people of Leeds, York and North Yorkshire.”

He added: “Our new name reflects as best we can the coming together of two organisations committed to providing the best possible services to Leeds, York and parts of North Yorkshire.”

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