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Roisin Fallon-Williams to take over as Chief Executive at Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust from March 2019

Published: 12/11/2018

 Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (BSMHFT) has announced that, following a rigorous recruitment process, Roisin Fallon-Williams has been appointed as its new Chief Executive and will join the Trust on 1 March 2019.

Roisin is a Registered Learning Disability Nurse who spent much of her early career in clinical roles in and around Hertfordshire, within mental health and learning disability NHS organisations.  She took up her first Board director role in 2002 at Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Trust, and since then has held a variety of Board roles with a wide range of responsibilities including seven years at Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust. Most recently she was Chief Executive at Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust, where she was Chief Executive for four years before leaving in May this year to take a career break. During her time there, the Trust achieved an ‘Outstanding’ rating from the Care Quality Commission

Roisin Fallon-Williams

 Speaking about her appointment, Roisin said:

“I am excited that my career in the NHS is going to continue at Birmingham and Solihull.  There are great things going on in the Trust and I look forward to joining and supporting everyone in the team that is BSMHFT, to take the Trust services forward and reach new heights.

“The health and care organisations in Birmingham and Solihull have forged good relationships and have a well-established vision for working together to do their best for local people. I am very pleased to be joining other local leaders in this partnership.”

Sue Davis, Chair of BSMHFT, said:“I am delighted that we will be welcoming Roisin to team BSMHFT.  In her last role, and in interview, Roisin demonstrated an absolute focus on the link between staff engagement and quality services.  I believe her experience and her leadership approach are well suited to leading us to tackle the challenges and grasp the opportunities we are currently facing.”

Roisin will take over the reins from John Short, who in August announced that he will retire at the end of March after six years as Chief Executive.