Kenny Laing appointed as Executive Director of Nursing and Quality

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Kenny Laing as Executive Director of Nursing and Quality.

Kenny will be joining the Trust from November, from Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT), where he is currently the Deputy Chief Nurse. 

He is an experienced mental health nurse leader, with a real enthusiasm for improvement and innovation in mental health and community services. He has been a key member of the senior management team at MPFT during a period of considerable change and has led a number of key national projects, most recently in relation to standardising approaches to safe staffing in mental health.

Kenny said:

“North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare is a Trust very close to my heart, having worked in the Trust for nearly 10 years previously. The CQC have recognised the organisation as outstanding which is an incredible achievement and one which must be a source of great pride for all staff working in here. I am committed to supporting clinical teams to continue to improve and innovate, in order that the people who the Trust serves receive the best possible care and treatment. I am incredibly excited to play a part in the next chapter of the Trust’s journey and can’t wait to meet the teams and get started”

Peter Axon, Chief Executive, said:

“We are delighted with Kenny’s appointment. As someone with a deep and longstanding knowledge of Combined Healthcare, he is someone who will be able to understand, lead and support colleagues across the entire Trust.   He is a proven leader and passionate advocate both for nursing and for the whole range of services we provide and the service users and their families we support and care for.  We very much look forward to welcoming him back to the Trust from 1 November”