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New Chief Executive joins Camden and Islington NHS FoundationTrust

Angela McNab was given a warm welcome by staff after joining the Trust this week as its new Chief Executive, following the retirement of Wendy Wallace.

Angela has extensive experience at Chief Executive-level, most recently at Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust. 

Among her previous senior and high-profile roles, she has been Chief Executive at NHS Luton and NHS Bedfordshire, worked as Director of Public Health - Delivery and Performance - at the Department of Health.  She also led the Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority for five years.

Angela has a key interest in engagement and involving clinicians, service users and carers in developing and improving services.  She has been a lead in the Royal College of Nursing’s programme of cultural alignment and is a qualified coach.

She has made it a priority to meet as many members of staff as she can during her first few weeks at the Trust and said:  “I am so delighted to be joining Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust with its well-deserved reputation for innovation and quality.  My priority over the coming months is to work with our staff to make our services the very best in London “.


Angela Mc Nab meets staff

Camden and Islington NHS Trust Chair, Leisha Fullick, said:  “It’s wonderful to be finally welcoming Angela to the Trust and we are all very excited about her plans for our future.”

One of her key aims will be to further embed the Trust’s new Clinical Strategy across the organisation.  The Clinical Strategy launched last month aims to treat the whole person, rather than solely the mental health condition.  It is a recovery-orientated services looking at an individual needs in order to help people reach their potential. The aim is to provide services that are accessible, person-centred and responsive to the often complex needs of the person.

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About Camden and Islington NHS Trust

We provide mental health and substance misuse services to people living in Camden and Islington, substance misuse services to Westminster, and a substance misuse and psychological therapies service to residents in Kingston.

We have two inpatient facilities, at Highgate Mental Health Centre and St Pancras Hospital, as well as community based services throughout the London boroughs of Camden and Islington. Our Trust is also a member of University College London Partners (UCLP), one of the world’s leading academic health science partnerships.

We provide services for adults of working age, adults with learning difficulties, and older people in the London area either in a community or inpatient setting.

Our income for 2014/15 was £141million and we have approximately 1600 staff. Our staff  work in multi-disciplinary teams providing a holistic approach to recovery. This means that we often work with partner agencies and the voluntary sector. Camden and Islington Mental Health and Social Care Trust was established in 2002. In March 2008 we became the first Care Trust to achieve Foundation Trust status and are licensed by Monitor.

Find out more about our new Clinical Strategy

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