30 May 2019
New appointment to the AWP Board
Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership (AWP) NHS Trust has
welcomed Brian Stables as a new Non-Executive Director to the Trust
Brian has joined the Trust from his previous role as Chairman of
the Royal United Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (RUH), in Bath.
With 17 years of experience working in acute and primary care,
including his nine years at the RUH, Brian has previously
undertaken roles as Foundation Trust Network Board Member and
Trustee, as well as a Trustee of a mental health charity in
Trowbridge. He was a Non-Executive Director and Vice Chairman at
NHS Wiltshire and is also currently a Trustee of Wiltshire
Brian said: "Having been a Trustee of a mental health charity in
Trowbridge and now Wiltshire Mind, I'm motivated to raise awareness
locally of mental health and the services available, work towards
achieving true parity of esteem between mental and physical health,
and work with primary care providers such as GPs to better support
signposting to appropriate services.
"I've always been a great supporter of integrated care, and
strongly believe that mental health needs to be a full partner in
local and national healthcare."
Brian has a Masters degree in Business Administration and is a
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (FCMA)
and also tutors as an Associate Lecturer on the Open University
Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship programme as well as tutors
with the Healthcare Financial Management Association on
AWP Chair, Charlotte Hitchings, said: "I am really pleased that
Brian has joined the AWP Board. He has a wealth of experience and
knowledge in both acute and mental health care, which I know will
be hugely beneficial to the Trust, and a real commitment to
ensuring we provide the highest possible quality of care."