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Birmingham and Solihull Mental health NHS Foundation Trust
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Philip Gayle appointed as non-executive director at Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust 

Published: 03/09/2019

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (BSMHFT) is pleased to announce that, following a recent recruitment process, Philip Gayle will be joining its Board as a non-executive director from 1 October 2019.

Philip is Chief Executive at Servol Community Services, a third sector organisation that provides accommodation and support services for people experiencing mental health difficulties. He has extensive knowledge and leadership experience within the health, social care and housing sector as well as expertise and specialised skills as a business consultant and in transformation and improving business performance. Philip has been an independent consultant for TRIBAL, an assessor for national funding applications for government schemes, where he gained key insight into government contracts and procurement. He is a qualified counsellor and has an MSc in Healthcare Policy Management from the University of Birmingham.  Philip has previously held a number of NHS board positions and is a non-executive director at Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust.

Philip Gayle

Sue Davis CBE, Chair of Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, said: “I am delighted to be welcoming Philip to our Trust Board, to which he will bring his extensive expertise and knowledge gained within director level roles in the third sector, NHS and business consultancy. The experience, commitment and leadership that Philip demonstrated during the recruitment process will be invaluable to the Trust at this critical time, as NHS organisations tackle the challenge of continuously improving quality of care for our service users while maintaining financial sustainability.”

Philip Gayle said: “It’s a real privilege to have this opportunity to join Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust as a non-executive director, and I am extremely looking forward to making a contribution to the continued success of the Trust.”

Philip replaces Barry Henley, who left the Trust at the end of May 2019 to take up the post of Chair at Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.