David Bradley joined South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust as Chief Executive in 2012 from Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust where he built a reputation for using innovation to drive quality and service transformation as Chief Operating Officer.
David has over 20 years’ experience working within the NHS and social care. He is committed to improving patient care and ensuring that people who need mental health services can access the very best care and treatment possible. Since joining the Trust David has overseen a number of high profile developments which have been instrumental in the continuing success of the organisation, leading to the Trust's 2016 ‘Good’ rating from the Care Quality Commission. Under David’s guidance, South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust continues to improve and was rated the top mental health trust in England in the CQC’s community mental health services survey in 2016.
The development of the organisation’s landmark £160m Estate Modernisation Programme will revolutionise the way mental health services are delivered in south west London for generations to come. The programme will see the building of two new world class state-of-the art mental health facilities in the heart of their local communities. Springfield University Hospitals 1840 Victorian Asylum and Tolworth Hospital will both be replaced over the next four years.
In 2016 David's experience in leading transformational change in the NHS helped to launch a new partnership with neighbouring mental health trusts – South London and Maudsley, and Oxleas - to identify areas where collaboration could lead to greater efficiencies, better specialised services and seamless care pathways for people using mental health services.
Dr Mark Potter
Dr Mark Potter took over the role of Medical Director in June 2017.
Mark joined the Trust in November 1991 and has worked as a Consultant Psychiatrist in a Community Mental Health Team in Battersea since that time.
He has held a variety of medical management roles within the organisation, most recently as Clinical Director for Wandsworth. Shortly before taking over as Interim Medical Director he was appointed as Clinical Director for the Acute Care Pathway service line within the new Service Line Management structure.
Interim Clinical Services Director
Eileen joined the Trust in May 2017 as Interim Director of Clinical Services from the acute sector where she has over 20 years of operational experience.
Her focus is always to support organisations to improve and achieve their quality and performance standards often working in organisations which have undergone significant change or with specific challenges. She is currently covering a secondment whilst at the Trust.