Informizely customer feedback surveys

[Skip to content]

Southern Health
Search our Site

Executive Directors

Dr Nick Broughton.jpg

Dr Nick Broughton, Chief Executive

Nick joined the Trust in November 2017 as Chief Executive.  Nick was previously Chief Executive at Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.  Nick is a psychiatrist by background and has worked as a Consultant in Forensic Psychiatry since 2000.  He graduated from Cambridge University in 1989 and completed his medical training at St. Thomas’ Hospital Medical School.  He trained in psychiatry in North West London.   During the course of his consultant career he has worked in a wide variety of secure settings including a specialist remand service, an enhanced medium secure service for women, a remand prison and a young offenders’ institution. Nick held a number of managerial positions prior to joining Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust including being Clinical Director for a forensic service and Medical Director of a large specialist mental health Trust.  In January 2012 he was appointed Chair of the National Clinical Reference Group for Secure and Forensic Mental Health Services, a position he held until 2014. He was joint Clinical Director and Co-Chair of London’s Strategic Clinical Network for Mental Health and a Director of Imperial College Health Partners.

Julie Dawes
Julie Dawes, Chief Nurse

Julie joined the Trust in May as the Director of Nursing and Allied Health Professionals (AHP).  Julie has previously held Director of Nursing positions with Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust, Portsmouth’s Hospitals NHS Trust and Central South Coast Cancer Network. Julie’s clinical background focuses on oncology and palliative care nursing with many of her clinical years spent working on the South Coast. Since September 2016 Julie has been undertaking the role of Interim Chief Executive and as such carried the responsibility of Accountable Officer for the Trust.  Since the appointment of the new Chief Executive, Dr Nick Broughton in November 2017, Julie has now returned to her role as Chief Nurse.

Mark Brooks
Paula Anderson, Finance Director

Paula joined the Trust in 2009, and was appointed as Deputy Director of Finance in 2014. Prior to this, Paula’s finance experience was within commissioning, including the Finance Director for Mid-Hampshire PCT between 2001-2006. As part of her role at Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, Paula leads on Finance, Estates, Procurement and Contracting and is the Senior Information Risk Owner (SIRO) for the Trust.

Paul Draycott.jpg
Paul Draycott, Director of Workforce and Organisational Development

Paul Draycott joined the Southern as Director of Workforce and Organisational Development in November 2017. A former general nurse, Paul has first-hand experience of working and supporting front line NHS services.

Paul joined the NHS in 1985. Amongst others he has held previous Board-level posts, including Director of Leadership and Workforce at North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust; Director of Organisational Development and Workforce at both Shropshire County Primary Care Trust and Shropshire Community Healthcare NHS Trust. He was also Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development at South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

Sarah Constantine
Sarah Constantine, Interim Medical Director

Sarah trained in Wessex and has worked as a consultant psychiatrist for older people’s mental health since 2001.  In recent years she has been the Clinical Director for the ISD and Associate Medical Director.

Mark Morgan
Mark Morgan, Director of Operations (Mental Health, Learning Disabilities and Social Care)

Mark trained as a psychiatric nurse in 1982 at the Maudsley Hospital in London. Following a series of clinical and managerial roles in learning disabilities, he became the Director of Nursing at Nottingham Healthcare between 1998-2001. He became a PCT Chief Executive in Nottinghamshire from 2001 to 2006. Following a series of interim roles (mostly as Director of Operations within acute hospitals), Mark underwent his return to practice course at Surrey University to become Registered Mental Health Nurse over 2013/14 and joined Southern Health in April 2015 as interim director of operations for mental health; learning disabilities and social care. Mark successfully applied for the substantive role in September 2016. 

Paula Hull
Paula Hull, Interim Director of Operations (Integrated Services)

Paula qualified as a registered nurse at Southampton Hospitals in 1988. Following a long career in community nursing, she became a practice nurse, working in primary care for over 10 years. After several years as a Matron in Primary Care, she joined Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust. She also worked at South Central Strategic Health Authority as a patient safety manager. She attained a Masters in Leadership and Management from the University of Southampton in 2013 and became the Associate Director of Nursing and Allied Health Professionals in the Integrated Services Division in 2014. This included responsibility for all Nurses and Allied Health Professionals and accountability for ensuring patients, service users and families are at the heart of our services.

Paul Streat
Paul Streat, Director of Corporate Governance

Paul joined in January 2016 from the health sector regulator NHS Improvement where he was Regional Director, accountable for the regulation of all foundation trusts in the South of England. In his eight years at NHS Improvement, Paul has worked with a wide range of foundation trusts to address strategic and performance challenges alongside a regional system leadership role working with NHSE England and the NHS Trust Development Authority. Paul will take the executive lead for delivering the South Hampshire Multispecialty Community Provider Vanguard - Better Local Care, including developing a robust governance framework; oversee the implementation of new models of care, planning and performance management, and external reporting on performance and delivery to regulators.