Award Chairs 2016

The following people all kindly agreed to act as Chairs for the judging process of the Positive Practice in MH Awards in 2016:-

Claire Andre

Claire Andre

Claire Andre

Claire Andre has been a registered Mental Health Nurse since March 2002.  Her clinical experience includes 10 years within Forensic Adult Services in various roles from Staff Nurse to Ward Manger; and more recently the Ward Manager on a Psychiatric PICU. In Sept. 2014 she began an exciting and interesting new role in NTW as Clinical Police Liaison Lead. The role was a new post created with the main aim to take a proactive approach, and establish improved working practices between the Police and NTW, including engaging with both Northumbria Police and British Transport Police, and on occasion wider Police Forces.  It has extended  now to include liaising and working closely with other organisations including Local Authorities, Local Acute Trusts, the North East Ambulance Service and voluntary and service user organisations such as Tyneside Mind.

The work undertaken in the role has been commended at the Positive Practice MH Awards in 2015. Recently the role won the Partnership Working award, and was runner up in Patient Safety category in the Northumberland Tyne & Wear Staff awards. She feels honoured to take a National Role in the Positive Practice in Mental Health Collaborative as the MH, Emergency Services and Criminal Justice Lead. It has provided her with the opportunity to influence and to drive this agenda on a national scale, sharing best practice and learning from others in the area. She has developed links with the College of Policing and the Department of Health.   So far in this role She has organised and facilitated a national event alongside NHS England and influence and educate MPs on this area.   She is happy to be contacted via email [email protected] .   She also has personal account on Twitter where she talks about her role and shares police & mental health related information  @LovelyClaireyA


Tony Russell

Tony is a Co-Director of Breakthrough, a  service user led consultancy.  Tony’s other achievements include:-  He was a member of the External Reference Group which formulated the National Service Framework for Mental Health.  He was also a member  of the Workforce Action Team, and the Mental Health Caregroup Workforce Team, leading on to the development of his innovative idea for the Support, Time Recovery Worker (STR) – now part of government policy.  Tony  was  appointed to the Mental HealthTaskforce  (chaired by Professor Louis Appleby)   and was part of the core implementation team which developed the National Institute For Mental Health In England (Nimhe).  He is Chair and Founder of the National Positive Practice Awards, which he has managed to re-establish, after a three year absence.

Tony has a passion for the identification and dissemination of positive practice, and has worked to establish the website .  He is also working on ‘A Patient Journey’ – a comprehensive guide to all that is positive in mental health services.  As a service user who uses photography as a coping strategy, he understands the tremendous value that the creative arts have in enhancing the healing environment and aiding recovery.  He is also a published author, and has just published  his second book.

Andrew McCulloch

High Res-2Andrew has been CEO of the Picker Institute Europe, incorporating Picker Institute Deutschland, since 2013. The Picker Institute is one of the world’s leading agencies seeking to measure patient experience and drive quality improvement in health and social care systems.

Previously Andrew was CEO of the Mental Health Foundation, Director of Policy at the Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health, and an Assistant Secretary at the Department of Health. He has a PhD in Psychology from Southampton University. He has been the Trustee, Chair or Patron of a range of healthcare charities and a non-exec Director in the NHS and education sectors. He has served on a number of Government advisory committees.

Andrew’s areas of expertise include patient/service user empowerment, comparative healthcare policy, public health, mental health, learning disabilities and later life. He has been awarded the President’s Medal by the Royal College of Psychiatrists in recognition of his contribution to the mental health field.

 Simon Barber

Simon BarberAfter graduating from Durham University, Simon qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse in Manchester. He has extensive commercial experience obtained from working as Finance Director and Commercial Director in a number of industries including Utility Supply, Advertising, Retail, Telecommunications and Manufacturing.  Simon came to the NHS in 2006 to use his skills within the public sector. He has worked at The Christie in Manchester, at Salford Primary Care Trust and he led the successful turnaround project at Western Cheshire Primary Care Trust as Turnaround Director.

Simon was appointed as Chief Executive at 5 Boroughs Partnership NHS Trust in December 2007 and successfully led the Trust to achieve Foundation Trust status from March 2010.  Simon was the first CEO to become a Care Maker under NHS England 6Cs programme. Simon is a trustee of the Reader Organisation and a patron of State of Mind.

Professor Heather-Tierney Moore OBE

Professor Heather-Tierney MooreProfessor Heather Tierney-Moore OBE took up post as CEO of Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust in January 2009 with a background in nursing and a distinguished track record of achievement in the NHS at board and national level in England and Scotland.  Lancashire Care is a large health & well-being organisation providing a diverse range of services with a focus on high quality integrated holistic care.  Heather has a long-standing interest in values based leadership, culture and its impact on person-centred compassionate care and system design. She has an MSc in Managing Change, is a visiting professor at Edinburgh Napier University, is a Trustee of the NHS Confederation Board, and is national patron for the Macmillan Alumni.

Tom Cahill


Tom Cahill has worked in mental health services since 1987 and is a qualified mental health nurse.  He became Chief Executive of Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust in 2009 having previously worked across a number of mental health organisations in Director of Nursing, performance and strategy roles.

As Chief Executive, Tom believes that a vital part of his role is to influence and raise awareness of the issues surrounding mental health and learning disabilities and the stigma that still exists today.  He is committed to providing high quality care and support for all those with mental health and learning disability needs with the ultimate goal of improved outcomes.

Tom is fully behind partnership working across the wider health and social care community and chairs the Beds and Herts Workforce Partnership Group; and is a member on the NHS Providers Board, the Health Education England East of England Board and the national Equality and Diversity Council.  Tom strongly believes in continually updating skills and knowledge and has gained an Institute of Directors qualification.

Hari Sewell

Hari SewellHári Sewell is founder and Director of HS Consultancy and is a former executive director of health and social care in the NHS. He is a writer and speaker in his specialist area of ethnicity, race and culture in mental health and was national project lead for equalities in the Department of Health.   Hári is honorary Senior Visiting Fellow at University of Central Lancashire.  He was the founder and chair of the national Social Care Strategic Network (Mental Health) until November 2010.  Hári was part of the Marmot Review of Health Inequalities post 2010.  His book ‘Working with Ethnicity Race and Culture in Mental Health: A Handbook for Practitioners’ was published in October 2008.  He has had various articles and book chapters published with new material emerging regularly.  Hári’s writings leads to him speaking regularly at conferences and running training days on equalities, unconscious bias and social justice.

David Bradley

David BradleyDavid Bradley joined South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust as a Chief Executive on 30 July 2012. David has played a key role in the success of the organisation, most notably the recent positive CIH inspection who found services to be ‘safe’, ‘compassionate’ and ‘well-led’.

David has held management roles in the NHS since 1989 and Board level posts for more than a decade. Most of his career has been in mental health, but he has also been responsible for a variety of primary care services in the community. David worked at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust where, as Chief Operating Officer, where he built a reputation for using innovation to drive quality and patient experience, and has strengthened relationships with social care and third sector providers. David is also the Senior Responsible Officer for Dementia across the South London Health Innovation Network.

Anna Burhouse

Anna Burhouse Final photo 18Apr16Anna Burhouse is the Director of Quality for the West of England Academic Health Science Network. She leads on the Quality Improvement programmes, Evidence into Practice and Evidence into Commissioning and is supported by the Quality Improvement Team.

Anna is a Health Foundation Improvement Fellow, a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, an Ashridge Business School alumni and has 25 years’ experience of working in Health, Education and Social Care. Anna has specialised in roles which combine clinical and leadership skills to improve the quality and safety of services.  Anna has been using quality improvement science in her work for many years, with a strong emphasis on the importance of service user and carer involvement in the co-production of services. Anna recently led a Health Foundation Shine award “Coaching for Recovery” co-designing an educational approach to recovery for adults with long term Mental Health conditions! which now features in the “Power of the People” films. Anna continues this work as a volunteer and has adapted the approach to develop an innovative model for young people aged 16-25 and has created the UK’s first Discovery College.

Angela McNab

Angela McnabAngela is the Chief Executive of Camden and Islington Foundation Trust.  Angela started her career as a Speech and Language Therapist and from there she moved into a general management career in the NHS. She fulfilled a variety of senior and board level roles in Trusts. Her career has included national strategy and public health policy within the Department of Health as well as chief executive posts in North East London, Luton, Bedfordshire and Kent. She led the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority for 6 years establishing and chairing international advisory committees.

Her current role is chief executive of Camden and Islington Foundation Trust and she is an associate member of the National Employer Advisory Committee for the Ministry of Defence well as being on the Council of the University of Kent. Angela has strong experience in setting up new organisations, driving major change and developing organisations in culture and engagement. She actively coaches and mentors both within and outside the NHS.

Dr Sara Munro

image003Dr Sara Munro is Director of Quality and Nursing and and Deputy Chief Executive at Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.  Sara has 17 years’ experience as a qualified nurse and nurse leader having worked across a range of NHS mental health providers in the North West of England. Having joined the Trust in 2009 as Nurse Consultant in acute mental health care, Sara was appointed as Director of Quality and Nursing for the Trust in 2014. Her role for the Trust includes responsibility for professional standards and clinical governance, the Trust’s Quality Plan, safeguarding, medicines management and patient experience. Nationally, Sara is currently Treasurer for the national MH Nurse Directors forum, board member of the Positive Practice Collaborative and actively contributes to the Time to Change programme looking at attitudes of professionals towards mental health.


Dr Matthew Patrick

24.02.15_SLaM_0084Dr Matthew Patrick is Chief Executive of the Trust, a post he took up in October 2013. Prior to this appointment Dr Patrick was Chief Executive of the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust in North London.  He trained as an adult psychiatrist at the Maudsley and Bethlem Royal Hospitals, for many years Dr Patrick combined clinical work and developmental research. Over the past ten years Dr Patrick has contributed widely to national mental health policy and strategy. He is a member of the Executive Board of King’s Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre and sits on the Board of the CLAHRC. He was a member of the London Health Commission and is a board member of the south London AHSN, the Health Innovation Network.

Dr Patrick was for three years (2012-2016) the London MH director for NHS England London Region, with responsibility for establishing London’s first Strategic Clinical Network for mental health. Over that time the SCN led work on Crisis Care, MH in Primary Care, the mental health of people with long term conditions, parity of esteem and on the development and implementation of new access standards for mental health including Early Intervention in Psychosis. He has also had longstanding involvement in the development of digital approaches in mental health.

 Joe Rafferty

Joe Rafferty

Joe Rafferty

Before coming to Mersey Care Joe  held the post of Director of Commissioning Support at the NHS Commissioning Board, having national responsibility for the design and delivery of a significant component of the commissioning reforms outlined in the White Paper: Liberating the NHS.  Before this, seconded from Chief Executive role at NHS Central Lancashire, to become the Director of Commissioning Development for NHS North West, with a remit to lead the development of commissioning reforms across the North West of England.  From 2007 to 2010 was Chief Executive of NHS Central Lancashire, with an annual commissioning budget of £750 million. During tenure, NHS Central Lancashire became the most improved primary care trust in the North West and one of the most improved in England, according to the World Class Commissioning national assessment.

Joe was Regional Director of Commissioning and Strategy for NHS North West from 2006 to 2008.  Other Board-level roles have included Director of Performance in Cumbria and Lancashire Strategic Health Authority and Director of System Reform at Bolton Hospital NHS Trust. Prior to these roles Joe was part of the team that set up Greater Manchester SHA.  He Joined the NHS in 1999 as a National Trainee on the NHS General Management Training Scheme, and Previously worked at a post-doctoral level as a team leader in molecular genetics at the Paterson Institute for Cancer Research in Manchester and before that at Strangeway’s Research Laboratory in Cambridge.

James Harper

James Harper

James Harper

James is the Associate Clinical Director for Older Adult Mental Health and Learning Disabilities at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust.  James has gained extensive experience working within mental health as an Occupational Therapist and is committed to empowering others and promoting person centred care.  James has a particular interest working in dementia services and has led on the roll out of Dementia Care Mapping for inpatients and residential care setting.

James is also the Joint led for the Collaborative’s Special interest group on Older People’s MH and Dementia.

Dr Pete Miller

Pete Miller Casual

Dr Peter Miller is the Chief Executive of Leicestershire Partnership Trust.  Previously he was the Medical Director of Nottinghamshire Healthcare and is a Consultant Child Psychiatrist by background.

He has undertaken a range of senior leadership roles, including Chair of the Board of the Institute of Mental Health, Board Member of CLAHRC NDL and Director of Research & Development at Nottinghamshire Healthcare, and Chair of the Serious Case Review Panel for Nottingham.  He currently chairs the Partnership Board of the NIHR Clinical Research Network and he sits on the NIHR Advisory Board.

He chairs the Workforce Group for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, ensuring that we have the right workforce for the future. He sits on the local education and training Board for the East Midlands. He has recently taken up the position on the policy board of NHS Employers  His interests are in organisational development, workforce, service improvement and clinical leadership.

Kevan Taylor

Kevan biog photoKevan is Chief Executive of Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust.  He began his public service career in social care and worked as a social care practitioner for a number of years.  He moved into planning and development within the Local Authority in Sheffield, working primarily with social housing providers to plan the services developed to support the major hospital closure programme. Kevan moved to the NHS in the 1990s to the FHSA.  Here he was responsible for supporting and developing primary care services.  As FHSAs and Health Authorities were merged, he eventually became Director of Commissioning before joining the Trust as Director of Planning.

As Chief Executive, Kevan used his combined experience of both social and health care to lead the Trust to become one of five ‘Care Trusts’.  Sheffield Care Trust was well recognised for its leading role in integrating social car services and health care services. He has a particular interest in arts and health, and is keen also to support the development of physical activity to promote health and wellbeing.  Sheffield’s ‘Move More’ campaign is strongly supported within the Trust.

Kevan has a strong commitment to partnership, having led Sheffield’s ‘Right First Time’ programme and currently the Workforce Workstream for South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw’s Sustainability and Transformation Plan.  Some years ago, he established a partnership between mental health services in Sheffield and services in Gulu, Northern Uganda.  This partnership is now very well established with many staff from Gulu spending time in Sheffield, funded by the Commonwealth Fellowship Scheme.

Outside of work, Kevan is heavily involved with junior football, having managed and coached teams.  He is currently Club Welfare Officer.