Kenny Laing

Chief Nurse

Brief Biography

Kenny is Chief Nurse at North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare Trust. His role is to ensure the Trust effectively trains, develops and retains nursing, AHP and social work staff to deliver high quality care and treatment to its users.

Having initially trained as a Mental Health Nurse at the University of Nottingham, Kenny joined the NHS in 1995 and has worked clinically in a number of innovative teams. Since then, he’s held a range of senior nursing, management and leadership roles, both for the NHS and for private sector organisations throughout the UK.

Prior to joining Combined, he was Deputy Chief Nurse at Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and recently led a national project around safe staffing in mental health settings.

Kenny is passionate about innovation in mental health clinical practice, and as a qualified Rugby Union Coach, volunteers his spare time to coach children at a local rugby club.

The voice of service users and their carers and families has to be heard loud and clear – and acted upon.

Watch  Kenny Laing’s presentation to our 2023 AGM below