Our Locality Structure

We mobilised into our new locality structure from 1st October 2018, with Associate Directors and Clinical Directors formally responsible for their new Directorates.

Alastair Forrester is Head of Nursing & Professional Practice.

Matt Johnson is Head of Psychology.

Sarah Mountford is Head of Allied Health Professionals.

Claire Ault is Head of Pharmacy.

The graphic below shows our structure together with their teams.

The management for the structure is:


Clinical Director, Darren Carr

Associate Director, Sam Mortimer

  • Brigette Hamlett – Quality Improvement Lead Nurse (Matron)
  • Simon Wilson – Service Manager – Newcastle

  • Lee Mason – Service Manager – Moorlands


Clinical Director, Dr Dennis Okolo

Associate Director, Jane Munton-Davies

  • Sue Parkes – Quality Improvement Lead Nurse (Matron)
  • Rachael Birks – Service Manager – North

  • Darryl Gwinneth – Service Manager – South Stoke

  • Deborah Hargreaves – Service Manager – South Stoke Social Care Lead


Clinical Director, Dr Hardeep Uppal

Associate Director, Ben Boyd

Stuart Fisher – Quality Improvement Lead Nurse (Matron)

  • Tina Mottram – Quality Improvement Lead Nurse (Matron)

  • Jessica Fitzgerald – Service Manager – LD & CAMHS IP

  • Fiona Platt – Service Manager – Neuro & Rehab

Clinical Director for Substance Misuse, Derrett Watts

  • Darren Bowyer – Senior Service Manager – Substance Misuse

  • Craig Heffernan-Stone – Service Manager – Substance Misuse


Clinical Director, Carol Sylvester

Associate Director, Nicky Griffiths

  • Dawn Burston – Quality Improvement Lead Nurse (Matron)
  • Mel McNair – Quality Improvement Lead Nurse (Matron)

  • Josey Povey – Service Manager – Urgent Care

In creating our locality structure, our aims are to…

  • Bring together all age community services by geography
  • Provide better services to our local communities
  • Bring together all ‘Specialist Services’ (wider than North Staffs catchment)
  • Improve and bring together ‘Urgent Care’ pathways
  • Create a Primary Care directorate to support developments between the Trust and Primary Care
  • Develop a robust and integrated professional structure
  • Strengthen Clinical Leadership at a pathway level

Our Guiding Principles and Direction of Travel

Accepting system accountability for performance and improvement by integrating services at locality level with all other out of hospital, public and third sector organisations.

Ensuring that transformation enables change at scale and delivers improved outcomes and demonstrable returns on investment.

Details of Individual Services can be accessed here