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SWLSTG Chief Operating Officer announces decision to move on

South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust’s (SWLSTG’s) Chief Operating Officer, Jen Allan, has announced her decision to move on from her role after four years.

Jen will take up the role of Executive Director of Operations for South East Coast Ambulance NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) in the autumn.

Jen joined our Trust four years ago and led our Covid response alongside our Chief Nurse. Since then, she’s been the driving force behind many of our key achievements like the development of our crisis response services, our specialist pathways and our community services, and the South London Partnership NHS 111 Press 2 for Mental Health line. Jen has also been instrumental in developing our digital capabilities, with ward workflows, administrative process, RiO improvement and better data to support us to understand our local populations and make patient-focussed decisions. More recently she has led the development of our Adult Patient Journey programme.

Vanessa Ford, Chief Executive Officer said:

“I want to thank Jen for her work and the very significant contribution she has made during her time with us. She has consistently put our patients and our people at the centre of everything we do and has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to inclusion, reducing health inequalities and improving patient access and experience. Our organisation will greatly miss Jen’s passion and dedication.”

Jen Allan, Chief Operating Officer said:

“I’ve worked for SWLSTG for over four years, and it is with sadness that I will be leaving this values-led organisation. Our Trust is a fantastic place to work, where kindness, respect and compassion runs through our 2800 strong team.”

“I’m so proud of all of the innovative changes that we have introduced over the last few years, to provide the best possible mental health care for our population. I will miss working with our patients and staff enormously when the time comes to say goodbye. Until then, I remain fully committed to continuing this work with our patients and staff.”

Jen will be leaving the organisation in the autumn and we are currently recruiting for her successor. We’re holding a workshop for those who might be interested in the role – you can register here.

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