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Former nurse and leading mental health boss to step down

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Lisa Rodrigues, chief executive of the Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust, has announced that she plans to retire next year.

Ms Rodrigues, a nurse by training, has been chief executive of the Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust since it was formed in April 2006. She will leave her role in August 2014 at the age of 59.

Ms Rodrigues, who received a CBE in 2012, said it would be the right time for her to retire next year after seeing through a major change programme called Operation Sunlight.

She said one of the biggest challenges still facing mental health was the disparity between it and the acute sector. “Commissioners are still operating totally separate budgets when we need to really be commissioning these services all as one,” she said.

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