13 November 2013
Clinical director change in Wiltshire
Clinical director change in
Consultant psychiatrist Dr Ian Ellison-Wright is taking over the
role of clinical director in Wiltshire on an interim basis to
enable current incumbent Dr Julie Hankin to contribute to the new
Care Quality Commission's mental health inspection regime.
Ian has agreed to step up from his current role of medical lead
in the south of the county, joining managing director Denise
Claydon and head of profession and practice Norman Atkinson in the
Wiltshire management team.
Having trained at the Maudsley Hospital and Institute of
Psychiatry in London, Ian joined our Trust in 2000 and since then
has worked in community services in Wiltshire. He brings
substantial experience, enthusiasm and county knowledge to the
"I am pleased to be able to fulfil this key clinical leadership
position and to help consolidate and build on the changes that have
already been made in the way we manage services in the county" he
said. "We all recognise that there is much work to do to ensure
that we are delivering services of the highest quality, in line
with the wishes of our commissioners."
Operations Director Kris Dominy welcomed Ian's appointment.
"Having someone of Ian's ability and experience to step into this
role is really important to staff, service users and commissioners
in Wiltshire and I am really pleased that he has agreed to provide
the essential clinical leadership in the county. I am confident he
will form a strong partnership with the Wiltshire management team
and ensure continued progress towards our common goals."
Julie Hankin, who has been working part time with the CQC, is
being seconded to help establish the new approach to inspecting
mental health trusts as part of the new regime established by Chief
Inspector of Hospitals Professor Mike Richards. She will be
co-leading the first wave of inspections announced last month by
the CQC following the Keogh report.