Dido Harding visits the Trust

We were delighted to welcome the Chair of NHS Improvement to Leeds on Wednesday 20 June

Dido Harding, the Chair of NHS Improvement, visited the Trust yesterday to hear about the work of the National Inpatient Centre for Psychological Medicine (NICPM), meet staff from our Perinatal Services and learn more about our services for people with eating disorders.

Baroness Harding of Winscombe (Dido’s official title) was welcomed to the Trust by Chair, Professor Sue Proctor, Chief Executive, Sara Munro, Chief Operating Officer, Joanna Forster Adams and Medical Director, Claire Kenwood. She was the Chief Executive of telecomms giant TalkTalk and has been at the helm of NHSI – the NHS regulator – for the past eight months.

Consultant Peter Trigwell updated Dido on the work of the NICPM. She then heard about the Perinatal Service from Clinical Team Manager, Deborah Page, and Consultant Psychiatrist, Dr Gopinath Narayan.

Dr William Rhys Jones, consultant psychiatrist and our Clinical Lead for Eating Disorders, then spoke about the range of local and regional services the Trust provides for people with eating disorders.

Sara Munro, the Trust’s Chief Executive, said: “We were delighted with the visit and the outstanding contribution from our staff on the day. The information and insight they shared was very well received by Dido and helped with her understanding of both our mental health services and the fantastic work of our clinicians.”