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New leadership in place to continue progress at Southern Health

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to announce that it has appointed Dr Nick Broughton as the organisation’s new Chief Executive.  A consultant forensic psychiatrist by background, Dr Broughton is currently Chief Executive of Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. He will take up the role in November.
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Alongside this appointment the Trust has also confirmed the appointment of three new Non-Executive Directors; David Kelham, David Monk and Jeni Bremner, and a substantive Director of Workforce, Paul Draycott who will be joining the Trust from North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust. This set of appointments provides the organisation with a permanent Chair, a permanent Chief Executive and three newly appointed Non-Executive Directors.

Regarding Nick Broughton’s appointment Trust Chair, Lynne Hunt commented;

“We are delighted to have Nick joining the Trust and feel enormously fortunate to have someone of his calibre taking the organisation forward at such a critical time. Nick brings with him an incredibly positive and kind approach which is centred around the patient and in improving the quality of our services. I have no doubt that he will be a powerful advocate from the top of the organisation for all those we care for and support, and will ensure staff at all levels of the organisation feel engaged and are heard.  

Our Non-Executives also have an extremely strong profile and are passionate about helping the organisation to rebuild confidence among our patients, partners and the local community. The organisation has made strong progress over the past year and with a newly invigorated Board in place I feel confident that we can now go from strength to strength.”

Dr Nick Broughton said;

“I am absolutely delighted to be joining the trust at what is undoubtedly an extremely important time in its history. Having already spoken to many future colleagues both within and outside the trust my impression is of an organisation with dedicated and exceptional staff who are focused on doing the right thing for their patients.

My priority will be to ensure that the trust provides the best possible care to all those that use its many services and that our patients are at the centre of all we do. To do this we will need to work together and build on some of the strong foundations that are already in place. Going forward I am confident that by doing this and maintaining a relentless focus on the quality of care confidence and pride in the organisation  will be restored.”

The Non-Executive Directors took up their posts on 13 July. David Kelham has held a series of senior financial roles in major UK companies, starting his career with Shell before joining P&O European Ferries where he rose to Financial Director. David Monks has nearly 30 years experience working in or alongside the NHS and has a strong track record of partnership working with patients and the public. Jeni Bremner trained as a nurse but moved to work within local government before becoming Chief Executive of an international health charity.

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