Appointed October 2021.
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I am professionally passionate with a track record of improving patient care through collaborative practices and strong partnership work.
I believe in the work of the Tavistock having first-hand experience of the organisation as a Masters student, and a referring mental health partner. My experience of managing a thriving Mental Health Enablement service which straddles local authority and health directives has skilled me in the understanding and delivery of public services. I recognise the need to continuously review and appropriately adapt service offerings in line with the changing needs of both our client population and environment. For me this can only be achieved though co-production in its truest form, where the people we serve are considered at the very heart of all clinical practice. If elected I will promise to do my best to listen and action the voices of those who need appropriate advocacy at board level. My contribution will be a thoughtful clinical and personal one that aids the essential presence of diversity, insight and compassion.
My relevant experience includes working as a clinician for statutory mental health services for nearly 20 years. My specialist fields include co- pioneering the Enablement model in mental health service, suicide prevention, and delivering service support for carers of those with mental health challenges. My skills are strongest in leadership and developing excellent partnership ties with relevant agencies across the sectors of secondary, primary and third sector ensuring patients’ needs are viewed holistically and met efficiently. I hold the budget for my service so I appreciate the need to maintain the very best of professional standards when under pressure.
Political Party: None
Financial or other interest in the Trust: None