The Trust specialises in secure, perinatal, inpatient and community mental health and learning disability services, including services for children and young people.  Additional services provided include, community nursing, health visiting and a range of therapy services. Wellbeing services provided include smoking cessation and healthy lifestyle services.  

Care and support is provided in a range of settings. Service provision is delivered to meet the physical and mental health needs of the local population.  The Trust has 25 CQC registered locations. 

Chris Oliver, Chief Executive, Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust says: “Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust are extremely excited to join the UK Health Data Research Alliance.  By working with the Alliance we hope to develop and facilitate novel, national-level research and development activity through provision of access to routinely collected mental health data.  Membership will clearly help us in our efforts to build collaborations that enable innovative use of data science to significantly advance our knowledge of and treatment for mental health conditions, ultimately leading to major improvements in services.“ 


As a Trust, we collect aggregated monthly data in line with the two key nationally mandated data sets of the Mental Health Services Data Set (MHSDS) and Community Services Data Set (CSDS). These datasets form the basis of the majority of data analysis within LSCFT, but further bespoke datasets with additional aggregated data (including aggregated data related to services users) is frequently produced.Our growing portfolio of research that utilises various types of routine data includes projects that are focused on studies of access to mental health services, young people and children mental health care, palliative care, relationship between physical and mental health, alcohol use and mental health, and inequalities. 

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