New medical director for mental health trust
The mental health trust responsible for services in the Bristol area has appointed its new medical director.
The current medical director of Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP), Arden Tomison, is retiring and the board has announced that Hayley Richards will take over the role.
The new medical director Dr Richards is a member of the Royal College of Psychiatry.
She is currently the mental health trust's director of medical education and a consultant psychiatrist for older people.Her expertise includes general psychiatry and old age psychiatry.
Business Cards From Only £10.95 Delivered www.myprint-247.co.ukView details
Our heavyweight cards have FREE UV silk coating, FREE next day delivery & VAT included. Choose from 1000's of pre-designed templates or upload your own artwork. Orders dispatched within 24hrs.
Terms: Visit our site for more products: Business Cards, Compliment Slips, Letterheads, Leaflets, Postcards, Posters & much more. All items are free next day delivery. www.myprint-247.co.uk
Contact: 01858 468192
Valid until: Sunday, June 30 2013
The trust said Dr Richards has a track record of achievement, working collaboratively and effectively with external organisations.
She was credited as being instrumental in involving service users, carers and voluntary agencies in the education and training of staff.
Apart from a short time in Australia, Dr Richards trained and worked in the South West and has forged strong professional links across the region as well as working closely with universities in the area.
Chief executive Iain Tulley said: "I am delighted that Hayley has accepted this role.
"We had a number of high calibre candidates and Hayley demonstrated to the interview panel that she had the skills, experience and insight to make a real contribution to strengthening clinical engagement within the trust.
"I am sure that through providing strong medical leadership, she will help AWP deliver its goal of high quality recovery focused services."
Dr Richards said: "I am extremely pleased to accept this important role and the chance to work with Iain Tulley and the new senior management team.
"This is a time of great change for the NHS and for us in AWP and I look forward to working with colleagues to put quality and innovation at the heart of our services."
Dr Richards was appointed by a panel consisting of the NHS South of England medical director Mike Durkin, Royal College Representative Chris Fear and, medical director for the NHS Gloucestershire and NHS Swindon PCT cluster Liz Mearns, trust chairman Tony Gallagher, director of nursing Hazel Watson and Chief Executive Iain Tulley.