Celebrating the Launch of the Humber, Coast and Vale Specialised Mental Health, Learning Disability and Autism Provider Collaborative

Published: 04 October 2021 to 31 December 2098

The Humber, Coast and Vale (HCV) Specialised Mental Health, Learning Disability and Autism Provider Collaborative officially launched on 1st October 2021.

The Provider Collaborative is a partnership between a range of NHS, Independent Sector and Social Enterprise care providers, with Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust as the Lead Provider for commissioning services.

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust is therefore accountable to NHS England for the overall Provider Collaborative. 

The Collaborative has responsibility for:

  • Adult Secure Adult Low and Medium Secure Mental Illness, personality Disorder, Learning Disability and Autism Services
  • CAMHS General Adolescent, Psychiatric Intensive Care Units (PICU), Specialist Eating Disorder Units, Low Secure, Low secure Learning Disability and Autism Services, Community Forensic CAMHS
  • Adult Eating Disorders in-patient provision

The Collaborative, which is clinically led and co-produced, puts patient care at the centre of the work. It is also financially and clinically responsible for the care received by service users, which will span the Humber Coast and Vale geography. 

As a partnership, the HCV Provider Collaborative is seen as the catalyst for change, to further progress transformation across the geographical area, working closely with all health, social care, community, and voluntary sector partners.


Collaborative working is key

To get to the go live stage of the process, there has been considerable work undertaken by our associated teams and partners over the last 18 months. As a Collaborative, we are grateful to all partners involved and, importantly, to the service users and staff who have provided their thoughts and feedback along the way.

Without their input, we would not have been able to develop our plans and overall aim to improve care pathways and the service user experience of specialist care within the HCV region.

As a Collaborative, we want to thank everyone involved for their time and commitment in the development of this Collaborative – your enthusiasm and willingness to work together as a partnership, in an environment where everyone’s views and ideas are welcomed, has allowed us to form an ambition and vision that we are proud to take into the next stages of this process.


The Provider Collaborative core aims and principles

The core principle of the Collaborative is:

“Working in partnership with the people who access our services and those who provide care services across HCV. We will deliver best quality, outcome-based care close to home, through the introduction of meaningful efficiencies into integrated care pathways, within a rigorous governance framework and a culture of learning and evaluation.”


The 6 key aims are:

  1. Service-user safety and quality are everybody’s business within a culture that is safe to enable learning
  2. Accessible person-centred care in co-designed services
  3. We will develop a culture of innovation and accountability
  4. To develop a sustainable model of service delivery
  5. Embed a culture of continuous improvement
  6. To improve Clinical Effectiveness


About the Humber, Coast and Vale

The Humber, Coast and Vale region comprises of over 1.7 million people, with North Yorkshire being the largest county in HCV in terms of population size. This is an area of more than 5,000 square miles, taking in cities, market towns and many different rural and coastal communities across the East Riding of Yorkshire, Hull, North East Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire, North Yorkshire and the Vale of York.


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