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East London NHS Foundation Trust
About the Hospital

In April 2000, the East London NHS Foundation Trust, formerly known as the East London and The City University Mental Health NHS Trust, was established.

The new ELFT integrated mental health services from three Tower Hamlets community trusts, Newham, The City, and Hackney. The Trust's core services include

  • Mental health

  • community health

  • Primary care

  • Improving Access to Talking Therapies (IAPT)

  • Learning disabilities services

  • Addiction services

  • Assertive outreach services

  • Forensic services

  • Home treatment teams

  • Rehabilitation teams

  • Telehealth, and more

And the Trust provides these services across the City of London, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Bedfordshire and Luton and numerous other services further afield, including northeast London, Hertfordshire and Essex. ELFT also provides psychological therapy in Richmond and maintains a specialised mother and infant psychiatric centre in Homerton that takes referrals from the entire southeast.

By combining resources, it gained much of London's primary mental health expertise to become one of the largest specialised NHS providers in the United Kingdom.

Research and University Status


The granting of university status to ELFT was in acknowledgment of its considerable research and education efforts. As a result of its affiliation with Queen Mary's, University of London, as The Unit for Social and Community Psychiatry, the Trust has an international research profile.

In 2012, the Unit was designated a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre in recognition of its dedication to mental health services development and health improvement for patients through active research.


East London NHS Foundation Trust has also earned a rating of Outstanding from the Care Quality Commission, UK.


Why should you join ELFT?


There are numerous advantages to joining a modern, award-winning Trust like East London NHS Foundation Trust. Specifically, these include:

  • Annual Leave Allowance: 27 days plus bank holidays, rising to 29 days after five years and 33 after ten years of service.

  • Generous Pension Scheme: The National Health Service pension scheme is one of the most profitable and extensive in the United Kingdom. Every new staff is instantly registered in the system and will obtain a pension plan that is totally inflation-proof and government-guaranteed

  • Numerous options for training and development

  • Flexible work arrangements

  • Annual loans for season tickets

  • Cycle to Work Scheme

  • Health and well-being sessions/workshops such as massage sessions, Pilates courses, etc.

  • Variety of discount programmes from major high street merchants, banking, legal, and travel companies

  • Welcome Back Packs for maternity/paternity returnees

LIFE IN London

London is one of the world’s most visited cities, the city has something for everyone. From history and culture to great food and exceedingly good times. London has about 2000 years of history and is deeply cosmopolitan and exotic. It is a fact that one-third of Londoners were born overseas. With such diversity, London’s cultural dynamism makes it among the world’s most international cities.

Transportation Hub


London's public transport is considered as one of the best system in the world. Although the city has great roads and connectivity, London is the most walkable city on the planet. Trust us, there’s nothing better than a walk along the Thames.

The main source of public transport in London revolves around the Underground or the Tube as it is called by Londoners. This extensive network of 12 lines can get you to most places in the centre of the city quickly

The people outside the UK believe that the capital's transport system is one of the safest and most efficient public transport networks in the world. The Underground and the ever-cheerful London cabbie come in for particularly high praise.


Food & Drinks


London's food doesn't come any more traditional - or tasty - than good old pie and mash. The Londoners particularly love to have tea a lot. 

Fish and chips are a delicious, fried dish that consists of batter-coated, fried fish and chips. This delightful yet straightforward meal originated in England and has become one of the most famous London foods. It is best served hot and is eaten as a main course – but you can find it as a take-away snack from food stalls around London.

The English Breakfast is one of the best London foods, and many cafes and pubs serve it at any time of the day.

The city has numerous eateries, restaurants and pubs that you find in every corner serving multiple cuisines from Mexican tortillas, Italian pastas, Indian kebabs, Chinese dishes to tasty Japanese sushi. Almost every street in the city has cafes and pubs that exuberates anyone and everyone.  



London welcomes everyone and represents the cosmopolitan world, you will definitely find it as an extremely amazing place to live and add value to your lifestyle. Amazingly, the ‘Big Smoke’ is home to more than 270 nationalities and 300 languages.

The society of London is a multicultural society and the people are welcoming of every culture and creed.

The level of politeness among British people may surprise you at first as it’s certainly more prevalent than in some other countries. Don’t worry though because it’s easy to get used to; just say ‘thank you’ when someone has given you something or moved out of the way for you, ‘please’ when asking for something and ‘sorry’ should you bump into someone or inconvenience them slightly.


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