New locality structure goes live

The new locality structure for North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust went live on 1st October 2018

1st October 2018 was a really exciting day as North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare mobilised into its new structure, with Associate Directors and Clinical Directors formally responsible for their new Directorates. Service Managers and Quality Leads (Matrons) working with their new ADs and CDs to coordinate handover to new roles.

Combined are delighted to announce that Alastair Forrester has been appointed as Head of Nursing & Professional Practice. Alastair will transition to his role starting from 1 October 2018.

Combined have also completed its appointments to Service Manager and Quality Improvement roles.  The management for the new structure, including the new appointments are:


Clinical Director, Darren Carr

Associate Director, Sam Mortimer

  • Brigette Hamlett – Quality Improvement Lead Nurse (Matron)

  • Simon Wilson – Service Manager – Newcastle

  • Nicky Griffiths – Service Manager – Moorlands


Clinical Director, Dr Dennis Okolo

Associate Director, Jane Munton-Davies

  • Sue Parkes – Quality Improvement Lead Nurse (Matron)

  • Rachael Birks – Service Manager – North

  • Darryl Gwinneth – Service Manager – South Stoke

  • David Smith – Service Manager – South Stoke Social Care Lead


Clinical Director, Dr Darren Perry

Associate Director, Ben Boyd

  • Stuart Fisher – Quality Improvement Lead Nurse (Matron)

  • Tina Mottram – Quality Improvement Lead Nurse (Matron)

  • Jessica Fitzgerald – Service Manager – LD & CAMHS IP

  • Fiona Platt – Service Manager – Neuro & Rehab

  • Darren Bowyer – Senior Service Manager – Substance Misuse

  • Craig Heffernan-Stone – Service Manager – Substance Misuse


Clinical Director, Carol Sylvester (Interim )

Associate Director, Natalie Larvin (Interim)

  • Dawn Burston – Quality Improvement Lead Nurse (Matron)

  • Val Stronach – Quality Improvement Lead Nurse (Matron)

  • Josey Povey – Service Manager – Urgent Care


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