Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust appoints new chief executive
A new chief executive of Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust has been appointed.
Professor Jonathan Warren, who was deputy chief executive and chief nursing officer at the Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, has been appointed for two years.
He had already recently joined NSFT as Director of Improvement.
NSFT chairman Marie Gabriel said: “This is really good news for the trust. Jonathan is a widely respected and experienced clinical leader and senior manager. He is a specialist advisor to the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and the Mental Health Patient Safety Project.
“He also has a track record of leading improvement in the CQC scores within the organisations he works for, and therefore knows what is needed to improve the quality of NSFT’s services and outcomes for our patients and their loved ones.”
NSFT is currently rated ‘inadequate’ by the CQC.
Prof Warren joined Surrey and Borders in November 2017 from East London NHS Foundation Trust, where he held a similar role and led the work that ensured that the Surrey and Borders Trust became the first mental health and community trust to achieve an ‘Outstanding’ CQC rating.
He has more than 35 years’ experience in clinical and operational leadership in healthcare.
Prof Warren said: “It’s a real honour to be appointed to this role. My focus will be on improving the quality of services and building upon what is already outstanding or good so there is a consistently high standard across the trust.
“I can only do this with the support of staff and the involvement of service users and carers in constructively improving care.”