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Dave Abbott

Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom

I believe that strategy alone cannot deliver tangible results. To truly make a transformational difference there needs to be a bridge between strategy and operational delivery on the ground

With 18 years in NHS services I have significant experience in understanding what it takes to deliver high quality care and keep it there.

As a qualified RMN and 9 years as a front line clinician in Acute Adult Mental Health, Community Older Peoples, Community Substance Misuse and Child and Adolescent Mental Health I am equipped to assess and appreciate the challenges facing caring professionals and the high standards of practice that’s expected of them.

As a senior manager for six years in a large complex Partnership Foundation Mental Health Trust I have led county wide services through some of the most challenging environments the NHS has faced. This has included whole systems development and transformation, delivering savings and efficiencies, meeting regulatory standards, sustaining safe and effective services, leading clinical and corporate governance, multiple local and national project development including CYP IAPT, transition of local commissioning to CCGs and regional specialist Commissioning to NHS England all whilst ensuring that operational services are running on a day to day basis and managing the contractual interface.

With one years experience as a consultant in Private Mental Health Care I have broadened by experience in understanding the pressures facing the Independent Sector supporting organisations deliver transformational change, implementing service wide quality and governance systems, responding to serious concerns, transitioning regulatory frameworks, developing policy and practice and supporting operational management.

  • Work
    • Pastoral Care
  • Education
    • Dip He Mental Health Nusring, various post grad and leadership course