Welcome to our new Chief Nurse and Deputy CEO

We are welcoming Jonathan Warren to the Trust as our new Chief Nursing Officer and Deputy Chief Executive.

Jonathan is currently in a similar position at East London NHS Foundation Trust, where he has played a central role in developing a Quality Improvement programme, which has gained the Trust international recognition, and contributed to the Trust’s recent Outstanding CQC rating. Jonathan has 35 years’ experience in both clinical and operational leadership roles in a variety of healthcare settings. As a national professional advisor to the CQC, he provides the regulator with expert advice and guidance on challenging issues in mental health and learning disability nursing. And last year he chaired Surrey and Borders Partnership’s trust-wide CQC inspection.

Jonathan, who takes up the role next month, said: “I strongly believe that high quality services must be person-centred and based on people’s experience of receiving healthcare. I have been very impressed by the Trust’s passion for being a values driven organisation. This and the organisation’s commitment to embedding a Quality Improvement programme have really chimed with me.The commitment of the Trust’s staff in direct care roles is humbling and I can see that Fiona is building a good team, which I am delighted to now be a part of.”

Fiona Edwards, Chief Executive, said: “I’m looking forward to working with Jonathan to progress some great projects and further develop our partnerships. He joins us as Jo Young retires from the role, and the NHS, after around 35 years of dedication to local mental health and learning disability services.”

Born and raised in Epsom, Jonathan qualified as a mental health nurse with the Lorna Delve and Banstead School of Psychiatric Nursing, and completed his training at the Horton Hospital cluster in Epsom before later studying for a degree in Social Policy with the University of Sussex.

He has since developed a national profile reflected in publications, conference presentations and service/incident reviews, as well as being a visiting Professor at City University.

Jonathan adds: “I have a large circle of friends and family in Surrey, including those who use the Trust’s services, so I have a passion for developing excellent services for the county and its borders.”

Jonathan lives in Haywards Heath in nearby West Sussex. He is married with two children. He chairs his local rowing club and enjoys cricket.