Our Locality Structure

Commencing on 1 July 2023, the Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire Community Directorates will merge to form the new Community Mental Health Directorate. This will sit alongside the Acute Services and Urgent Care Directorate and the Primary Care Directorate. 

  • Zoe Grant is Head of Nursing & Professional Practice.
  • Matt Johnson is Head of Psychology.
  • Sarah Mountford is Head of Allied Health Professionals.

The management for the structure is:


Clinical Director – Dr Darren Carr 
Deputy Clinical Director – Dr Becky Chubb 
Deputy Clinical Director – Dr James Boardman

Associate Director – Josey Gaitley 

  • Deb Hargreaves – Senior Service Manager 
  • Gavin Hicks – Additional Complexity Service Line Service Manager 
  • Lee Mason – Children and Young People Service Line Service Manager 
  • John Roberts – Adult Mental Health Service Line Service Manager 
  • Darryl Gwinett – Older Adults Service Line Service Manager 
  • Brigette Hamlet – Neurodiverse and Ageless Service Line Service Manager 
  • Sue Wood – Quality Improvement Lead Nurse


Associate Director – Jalibani Ndebele

Specialist Director – Rachel Bullock 

Specialist Director – Gill Cooke

Deputy Clinical Director – Michael Foster

  • Lisa Nagington – Quality Improvement Lead Nurse (Matron)
  • Tina Mottram – Quality Improvement Lead Nurse (Matron)
  • Sharon Parke – Service Manager – LD & CAMHS IP
  • Laura Jones – Service Manager – Neuro & Rehab
  • Michael Ford – Senior Service Manager 
  • Simon Kent – Senior Service Manager
  • Tracey Stevenson – Service Manager – Substance Misuse
  • Claire Barley – Service Manager – Complex Care
  • Sonia Goodwin – Service Manager – Transforming Care Partnership 
  • Glynis Harford – Serice Manager – Darwin Centre


Clinical Director – Natalie Larvin 

Associate Director – Donna Cantrell

  • Debbie Beardmore – Quality Improvement Lead Nurse 
  • Melanie McNair – Matron for Older Persons Inpatient Services
  • Joanne Wills– Service Manager for Crisis Care Service Line
  • Dawn Burston – Matron for Adults of Working Age Inpatient Services


Clinical Director Primary Care – Dr Fatima Elgizawy

Clinical Lead Primary Care – TBC

Associate Director – Kim Stanyer 

Service Lead – Emma Jones

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.