Mental Health Leaders Network - 9 February 2018

Date 09 February 2018

Time 10:30

Venue Broadway House, Tothill Street, London, SW1H 9NQ

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This is one of 13 professional networks that meet regularly (three times a year) to provide members with opportunities to:

Who is it for?

Chairs and chief executives of member FTs or trusts providing mental health services.
Interim/acting/assistant/deputy directors are also welcome to attend.

How do I book?

Attendance at the meetings is free for all members but you are asked to book in advance.
Members of the network will be emailed as soon as bookings have opened, usually 6 weeks beforehand.
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9 February 2018, 10.00 – 3.45pm  

Broadway House, Tothill St, London SW1H 9NQ





10.00 – 10.10am

  1. Welcome from the chairs

Tom Cahill, Chief Executive, Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust and John Lawlor, Chief Executive, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust


10.10 – 11.30am

  1. NHS Providers policy and strategy update

An update on current strategic and policy issues from NHS Providers.

Chris Hopson, Chief Executive, NHS Providers


11.30 – 12.15pm

  1. Member Issues

Led by chair


12.15 – 1.00pm



1.00 – 1.40pm

  1. TBC - National mental health quality improvement program

This session will provide an update on the national patient safety in mental health service work that NHS Improvement is leading, and other nationally-led productivity and improvement activity for mental health services.

Speaker tbc


1.40 – 2.30pm  

  1. Zero Suicide Alliance – next steps

Following the successful high-profile launch of the Zero Suicide Alliance on 16 November at the House of Commons, members will have an opportunity to hear about their progress and how more trusts can benefit from this approach to preventing suicide in mental health care.

            Joe Rafferty, Chief Executive, Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust


2.30 – 3.00pm

  1. The project Samaritans

An opportunity to hear from the chief executive of Samaritans about the project the organisation is working on with three NHS Mental Health Trusts.

Ruth Sutherland, Chief Executive, Samaritans


3.00 – 3.45pm

  1. Helen Whatley MP, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Mental Health and Co-Chair of the APPG for Health.

                An opportunity to share with Helen Whately MP about key opportunities and challenges affecting NHS mental health trusts.

            Helen Whately MP, Member of Parliament for Faversham and Mid Kent



  1.       Wrap up and close

            Any other business and date of next meeting

The next meeting will take place on 9 November 2018, venue tbc.

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