New chief executive appointed

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to announce that it has appointed David Bradley to take over as Chief Executive when Dr Matthew Patrick steps down in July.

david bradleyDavid has more than 30 years’ experience working within the NHS and is a highly experienced Chief Executive. Over the last seven years David has led South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust.  

Since 2012, David has led major transformations in mental health to improve patient care and the quality of services across south west London. This includes securing support for two new state-of-the-art £180 million mental health hospitals, improving clinical pathways and creating award-winning alternative services to inpatient admissions like the Lotus Assessment Suite.

Alongside Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, the two mental health trusts already work closely together as part of the South London Mental Health and Community Partnership (SLP). The successful partnership has helped to improve services through clinically-led change and has made real progress improving patient outcomes by delivering new models of care in forensic services and child and adolescent mental health.

David Bradley said:

I am very pleased to be appointed Chief Executive at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust where we will continue to work hard to improve mental health services in south London for patients and carers.
Mental health impacts one in four people at some point in their life and we will work closely with the people who use our services, their families and carers to shape how our services are delivered to best meet their needs. I will work with staff from across the Trust to look at how we can improve our services to deliver the very best patient care.
There has been a tremendous amount of good work taking place under Matthew Patrick’s excellent leadership. We will build on this, ensuring that we remain at the forefront of mental health innovation.
I would like to thank patients, carers and staff at South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust for helping to transform services over the last seven years and I know that we will continue to work together through the SLP.

David is due to begin in his new role in July 2019 to ensure continuity of leadership at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.

Read more on the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust website.