Surrey and Borders appoints new Chief Executive

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has appointed a new Chief Executive.

Graham Wareham, who has been working as interim Chief Executive at the partnership trust since April 2021, has been chosen for the role.

Graham, who joined the trust in February 2015, previously held the position of Chief Financial Officer at Leonard Cheshire Disability – a charity which provides support for disabled people – and aided the Chief Executive in managing day-to-day performance of the charity.

In a post on Twitter about his appointment as the new Chief Executive, Graham commented: “I’m thrilled to be appointed CEO of SABPFT [sic], but I’m also very aware of the responsibility I carry and I’m passionate about the opportunity it brings to help lead a wonderful organisation to become truly excellent.

“I want us to change our approach to problems and adjust our thinking. A key part of that is to get better at putting the views and suggestions of people who use our services and carers at the centre of what we do, and I will tweet more about this in the weeks to come.

“If you see this message and know people who use our services, please encourage them to follow SABPFT, so they can stay informed about our services, my vision for the future… and how we wish to more deeply involve them in our plans moving forward.”

In other news, five Non-Executive Members have been appointed for a new NHS organisation; Airedale NHS Foundation Trust has appointed a new Chief Executive; The Care Quality Commission has announced a new Chief Inspector of Hospitals; and the Barts Health NHS Trust Chief Executive will step down from the role.