Associate national clinical director for mental health, NHS Improvement
Andy is currently the associate national clinical director for mental health at NHS Improvement, which he combines with his roles as deputy chief executive officer and executive director of mental health at Essex Partnership University NHS Trust.
At Essex Partnership, his portfolio includes operational management, child and adolescent mental health, psychological therapies, forensic services and workforce development and training.
Andy has worked in the health services for over 40 years, the last 23 years at executive director board level. His executive director experience has been a mixture of clinical leadership, operational and strategic management and policy development.
In previous posts, Andy led the clinical workstream in the merger of two mental health trusts in Cheshire and Wirral and supported the transfer of a mental health directorate from an acute trust to a mental health trust.
More recently he supported the trust in the merger of the two mental health Community Trusts in Essex.
Andy was an initial member of the Mental Health Nurse Directors Group and participated in national working groups, including NICE Expert Reference, as a member of the National Intensive Care Group.