13 November 2013

Clinical director change in Wiltshire

Clinical director change in Wiltshire


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 role.

"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.

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