25 April 2012
Changes in senior leadership team
The Chair of the Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership
NHS Trust, Felicity Longshaw, has decided to resign. The
Deputy Chair, Anthony Gallagher, has assumed the role of acting
Chair with immediate effect pending a formal appointments process
led by the Appointments Commission.
The Chief Executive, Laura McMurtrie, is taking a period of
leave from the Trust. The Executive Director of Finance and
Deputy Chief Executive, Paul Miller, has been appointed acting
Felicity Longshaw said, "I am proud of the progress the Avon and
Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust has made during my
five years as Chair but the Trust faces many challenges as it seeks
to achieve Foundation Trust status and I believe this is the right
time to hand over to a new Chair. I have greatly valued my
time as Chair and will remain a firm supporter of the Trust, its
staff and its service users."
Anthony Gallagher said, "I would like to take this opportunity
to thank Felicity for her service over the past five years.
Over the coming weeks and months I will endeavour to ensure that
the provision of top quality services is our number one