East London NHS Foundation Trust

Employer Information


Human Resources Department
9 Alie Street
E1 8DE


0207 655 4000



ELFT (East London NHS Foundation Trust) is making a positive difference to thousands of people’s lives, providing support so that they can fulfil their potential and enjoy healthy lives.

Key to this is our commitment to help and support people, so they can fulfil their potential and enjoy healthy lives. We are successful at what we do but want to build and improve to provide the very best for our service users and carers. Their needs matter most and are at the heart of everything we do. We not only involve people in their individual care and treatment but we work with people as experts by experience to develop and improve our services.

ELFT has been named one of the HSJ Top 10 best places to work in healthcare, HSJ Provider Trust of the Year and graded as Outstanding by our regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in 2018. We believe that staff who feel valued by the Trust and are truly engaged in the organisation deliver better outcomes for our patients. This Trust is clinician-led, and provides the highest possible level of clinical expertise throughout its services.

We have set ourselves the mission to improve the quality of life of all we serve, and have embarked on an ambitious Quality Improvement Programme to transform the culture of the Trust to one of continuous improvement, delivered through participation of all staff and with service users, carers and families at the heart of our efforts to improve.

Originally formed in 2000, we are recognised as a centre of excellence for innovation and improvement. Our extensive work in research and education has led to a number of pioneering health solutions, giving us a strong academic reputation.

Though first established as a mental health trust covering east London, ELFT has been broadening its remit for some time. We provide services to a total population of over 1.2 million across east London, Bedfordshire and Luton. We operate from over 100 community and inpatient sites, employ almost 5,000 permanent staff and have a projected annual income of over £300m. As a Trust we celebrate diversity and have achieved excellence in a challenging context, working with some of the most diverse populations in the country.

Geographic areas our services cover

ELFT provides a wide range of community and inpatient services to children, young people, adults of working age, older adults and forensic services to the City of London, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Bedfordshire, Luton and psychological therapy services to the London Borough of Richmond.

In addition, the Trust provides forensic services to the London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest, and some specialist mental health services to North London, Hertfordshire and Essex.

The specialist Forensic Personality Disorder service serves North London and the specialist Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME adult outpatient service serves North London and the South of England.

The Trust's specialist Mother and Baby Psychiatric Unit receives referrals from London and the South East of England.

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Robert Dolan House
1st Floor
9 Alie Street
E1 8DE

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