New care leadership teams announced by NSFT

Update from Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust (NSFT) on their new Care Group leadership teams.

NSFT are introducing a new place based clinical leadership model to ensure their service users and carers are firmly at the centre of everything they do. NSFT state;

“To achieve this, we are committed to having effective, clinically-led decision making taking place at a local level close to where care and support is provided.

We have been through a very thorough recruitment process where service users, carers, external partners and stakeholders were all invited to sit on one of three interview panels so they could meet the candidates, ask questions and feedback their views.

We are pleased to announce that the following appointments have been made.

In East Suffolk Dr Sohail Abrar and Dr Jennifer Axford have been appointed as joint Clinical Directors with Andrew Cross as the People Participation Lead and Winsom Robotham joining us from Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust as Service Director.

In West Suffolk we would like to congratulate Mark Pattison as the newly-appointed Service Director. Mark has recently joined us from Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. He will be joined by Nyree Wood from Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust as Lead Nurse and Neil Davis as the People Participation Lead.

For West and South Norfolk Stephen Clark has accepted the position of People Participation Lead, Ian Young has been appointed as Service Director with Ches Hankins as Lead Nurse and Dr Dan Dalton as Clinical Director.

We are pleased to welcome Sophie Bagge and Gary Walker to Great Yarmouth and Waveney as joint People Participation leads. Dr David Nelson has accepted the position of Clinical Director and we are pleased that Sue Graham will be joining us from South Norfolk CCG as Service Director. The team will be completed by Helen Smith taking the role as Lead Nurse.

In North Norfolk and Norwich we are pleased that Andy Mack will be taking the position of Service Director, Naomi Farrow as People Participation Lead and Michael Cummings as Lead Nurse.

We will shortly be announcing the Lead Nurse for the East Suffolk Care Group and the Clinical Directors for the West Suffolk and North Norfolk and Norwich Care Groups.

We are also very pleased that Amy Eagle will be joining us from the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in the role of Deputy Chief Operating Officer and Gill Morshead has been appointed as Director of Access Improvement. “