New locality structure goes live

1st October 2018 was a really exciting day as we mobilised into our new structure, with Associate Directors and Clinical Directors formally responsible for their new Directorates. Service Managers and Quality Leads (Matrons) working with their new ADs and CDs to coordinate handover to new roles.

We are delighted to announce that Alastair Forrester has been appointed as Head of Nursing & Professional Practice. Alastair will transition to his role starting from 1 October 2018.

We have also completed our appointments to Service Manager and Quality Improvement roles.  Congratulations to everyone on their appointment. The management for the new structure, including the new appointments are:


Clinical Director, Darren Carr

Associate Director, Sam Mortimer

    • Brigette Hamlett – Quality Improvement Lead Nurse (Matron)

    • Simon Wilson – Service Manager – Newcastle

    • Nicky Griffiths – Service Manager – Moorlands


Clinical Director, Dr Dennis Okolo

Associate Director, Jane Munton-Davies

    • Sue Parkes – Quality Improvement Lead Nurse (Matron)

    • Rachael Birks – Service Manager – North

    • Darryl Gwinneth – Service Manager – South Stoke

    • David Smith – Service Manager – South Stoke Social Care Lead


Clinical Director, Dr Darren Perry

Associate Director, Ben Boyd

    • Stuart Fisher – Quality Improvement Lead Nurse (Matron)

    • Tina Mottram – Quality Improvement Lead Nurse (Matron)

    • Jessica Fitzgerald – Service Manager – LD & CAMHS IP

    • Fiona Platt – Service Manager – Neuro & Rehab

    • Darren Bowyer – Senior Service Manager – Substance Misuse

    • Craig Heffernan-Stone – Service Manager – Substance Misuse


Clinical Director, Carol Sylvester (Interim )

Associate Director, Natalie Larvin (Interim)

    • Dawn Burston – Quality Improvement Lead Nurse (Matron)

    • Mel McNair – Quality Improvement Lead Nurse (Matron)

    • Josey Povey – Service Manager – Urgent Care

The professional lead roles at a directorate level are still to be completed. Phase 4 of the restructure will really be about how we can think of new ways of working and transformation. Our improvement partner AQUA will be working alongside us supporting this next phase. We really need to enable as many of our staff as possible to be equipped with improvement