Southern Health has appointed Tim Smart as Interim Chair after regulatory action taken by NHS Improvement in response to serious concerns raised by the Care Quality Commission.
Tim Smart will carry out a review of the capacity and capability of the trust's current board.
NHS Improvement say they will work closely with the new Interim Chair, who takes up his post. They are also deciding whether to take further regulatory action against Southern Health.
The people that rely on our services and their families will be at the heart of everything we do. Two of my immediate priorities are to make sure that the quality and safety of our services improve and to make sure the Board functions more effectively
Tim Smart has previously worked as Chief Executive of King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust for 7 years.
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