Devon Partnership NHS Trust
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About the company

  • Founded
    2001
  • Company size
    1,001 to 5,000
  • Revenue
    £18m to £73m (GBP)
  • Industry
    Healthcare
  • Headquarters
    Exeter, UK
  • Link
    Devon Partnership NHS Trust website

We provide a wide range of NHS services to people with mental health and learning disability needs - in Devon, the wider South West region and nationally.

Our frontline teams include psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, pharmacists, support workers and administrative staff. We are increasingly striving to recruit people who have personal experience of mental health and learning disability issues as peer support workers.

We support our staff who are members of, or who wish to join the Volunteer Reserve Forces and have a Bronze award from the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme, which acknowledges our commitment.

We have a budget of £145m a year and employ around 2,600 staff. During the course of a year we receive around 66,000 referrals and we are supporting around 20,000 people every month.

We are proud to have some wonderful volunteers that work for us. If you are interested in finding out more about voluntary work please email dpn-tr.DPTVolunteers@nhs.net.

We have been rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission and our aim is to achieve a rating of ‘Outstanding’ by 2021.

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Health Care Assistant in Exeter, Devon
on 16 November 2022
Friendly cohesive environment

A good place to work friendly approachable management who will work to better your skills and always listen they will try and help also they do go above and beyond if you approach with a problem personal or work rekated

Nursing Assistant in Exeter, Devon
on 11 April 2022
Great time I learnt a lot , met some great people.

Great place to work, thoroughly enjoyed my time with The Devon partnership Trust. Lots of benefits and security. I learnt a lot about mental health and patient centred ways of working.

Psychiatric Nursing Assistant in Dawlish
on 3 March 2022
Intense atmosphere, good colleagues

Worked at Langdon Hospital as a support nurse for over 20 years, made some very good friends there but job can be stressful and violent at times. Line managers are very supportive but middle management can be very unsympathetic and cold. Would not recommend.

Open Dialogue Peer Support Worker in Torbay
on 7 February 2022
Corrupt, disorganized, exploitative.

Overworked. Understaffed. Underpaid. Emotional labour not valued or rewarded by Trust. Clinical culture does not allow space for reflective practice. Peer Support Workers used as cheap labour imho. Little room for diversity of opinion outside the biomedical framework. Dissenting voices silenced. Adequate supervision not in place for safe practice, which put health of whole team at risk. Resigned.

Staff Nurse in Acute inpatient
on 28 September 2021
Fast paced environment but well supported

I worked for DPT after graduating in 2001. I spent 13 years in one dept and loved it. Great team and good staff retention. Led by an excellent manager who cared about staff well being. Patients treated with dignity and respect. Only down side was lack of beds and community resources which could lead to longer than necessary stays for some patients. Returned iti work here again in 2018. Bed pressures even worse, staff retention not as good. However overall still a good place to work with very supportive managers and a Director of Nursing who has time to listen to staff whatever their band/grade.

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