Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Trust Information

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CFT) provides NHS community, mental health, dementia and learning disability services to approximately 450,000 children and adults living in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. During the busy summer months it is estimated that our population increases by 300,000. The majority of our services are provided in people’s homes, the local community or from one of our 13 community hospitals by our 3,320 staff.

The majority of the Trust’s services are based in local communities, enabling care to be provided as close as possible to where people live. Our clinical services are organised into localities. Our quality achievements are underpinned by our strong track record or successful service and financial delivery.

The Trust operates under licence from Monitor (NHS Improvement). We achieved our Foundation Trust on 1 March 2010. The Foundation Trust supersedes the Cornwall Partnership NHS Trust which was established on 1 April 2002. The Trust employs over 3,000 people and is one of the largest local employers.

Vision and Values

As an organisation, our vision is “Delivering high quality care”. This vision is underpinned by five strategic objectives which have been agreed with our system partners. These are:

  • Improve health and wellbeing and reduce inequalities by working in partnership and creating opportunities for our citizens.
  • Provide safe, high quality, timely and compassionate care and support, in local communities wherever possible, and informed by experience of people who use services.
  • Make Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly a great place to work in health and social care.
  • Working efficiently so health and care funding give maximum benefits.
  • Create the underpinning infrastructure and capabilities that are critical to delivering high quality care and support.

These objectives are supported by our CARE values which are:

  • Compassionate services
  • Achieving high standards
  • Respecting individuals
  • Empowering people

To ensure we do this our services:

  • involve patients and carers in the planning and delivery of care
  • aim to be accessible so that help can be obtained when and where it is needed
  • promote the safety of patients, carers and staff and the wider public
  • provide well co-ordinated services between all staff and agencies
  • aim to do this by delivering high quality treatment and care which is both effective and acceptable


The Pharmacy Team

The Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust pharmacy team is a small friendly department, fully focused on providing a high quality clinical pharmacy service across mental health and community services. We work closely with our neighbouring trusts: Plymouth NHS Hospital and Royal Cornwall NHS Hospital, to source our dispensing services.

The Pharmacy team continues to grow and develop; supporting consultant ward rounds, patient & carer education, self-medication and we are currently implementing electronic prescribing across the trust. We work closely with Royal Cornwall Hospital NHS Trust supporting rotational pharmacists and providing technical services to both inpatients and community patients.

We are a supportive team with a keen interest in education, we are able to support and develop pre-registration pharmacist to provide excellent clinical pharmaceutical care. There are opportunities to work in mental health, community services (including stroke and rehabilitation) and for split placements with Royal Cornwall NHS Hospital.

We are delighted to offer summer placements to students with a keen interest in pharmacy; these places can be arranged by contacting a member of our training team.

Contact Details:

Educational Leads

Kieren Kothari

Lead Pharmacist for Mental Health Rehabilitation: Community Teams, Continuing Care and Dementia.

Telephone: 07826893330



Katrina Darby

Lead Pharmacist in Community Services and Trust Medication Safety Officer

Telephone: 07717427605




Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Bodmin Hospital, Boundary Road, PL31 2QT


Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust