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GMMH announces appointment of new Chief Nurse

Salli Midgley

Another essential role to GMMH’s executive team has been appointed to permanently – Salli Midgley will join the team as Chief Nurse in the coming months.

This is another positive development for the team’s long term make up after the news, only last week, that Carol Harris has been successful in the process to recruit a Chief Operating Officer.

Salli has worked as a registered nurse for more than 30 years working in a range of mental health services across Yorkshire and the Humber including part time posts with the CQC.

Chief Executive Karen Howell OBE said:

“I promised more good news soon and I’m happy to keep to my word – and even more delighted to say that Salli Midgley will be joining us as Chief Nurse!

“This continues delivering against the commitment I made even before starting as CEO to bring in excellent people on a permanent basis who will support us in leading our recovery.

“Salli comes from a clinical practice that was focused on inpatient services with adults and older adults and she has worked on significant national projects to improve the quality of care of service users, as well as having an impact on human rights and patient experience.

“The qualities she brings through this experience will be a huge asset to both Team GMMH and health and care in Greater Manchester as a whole, where we want to create an NHS that works for the people and reduces health inequalities.”

Salli is currently Executive Director of Nursing, Quality and Professions at Sheffield Health and Social Care and has been leading improvement work related to regulated activity as well as innovative work with ethnically diverse communities through the race equity framework.

Salli said:

“I am delighted to have been appointed to the Chief Nurse position in GMMH, I have worked in the NHS for my entire career, and I know how important good quality care is to the citizens we serve. 

“As a mental health nurse, I have worked in several different organisations, I love meeting new people and working creatively to deliver great care. Earlier in my career I trained at the Psychological Therapies Training Centre as a Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, so I do have a little history with the organisation! I’m looking forward to meeting the staff teams and people who use our services and their carers and significant others.”

Prior to working in Sheffield, Salli led work nationally on reducing restrictive interventions with NHS England, along with leading national quality improvement projects in Child and Adolescent Mental Health services and Learning Disability and Autism services.

She has delivered focused projects related to human rights, patient experience, and seclusion.

Salli is a trustee for the Restraint Reduction Network and a member of the National HOPES programme to reduce segregation and seclusion across England.

Salli also co-hosts the national positive and safe working group for mental health providers in England.

Interim Chief Nurse Maria Nelligan will leave at the end of July after supporting the organisation for the last year. GMMH is in the process of recruiting to Chief People Officer and Director of Corporate Affairs to complete the executive team.

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