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Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust names name director
AVON and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust has announced that Hayley Richards is to be its new medical director, succeeding Dr Arden Tomison, who is retiring.
A member of the Royal College of Psychiatry, Dr Richards’ expertise includes general psychiatry and old age psychiatry and she is AWP’s Director of Medical Education and a Consultant Psychiatrist for Older People. She has worked with external organisations and been instrumental in involving service users, carers and voluntary agencies in the training of staff.
Apart from a short time in Australia, Dr Richards has trained and worked in the south west.
Chief Executive Iain Tulley said: “I am delighted that Hayley has accepted this role. 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.”