Oxford Health has created a new board level role to lead mental health and learning disability services through the transition of providing more joined up ‘integrated’ care across health and social care systems in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Bath & North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire.

The managing director of mental health position has been created to support local delivery of the NHS Long Term Plan, and builds on discussions with key partners, including Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).

We’re pleased to announce that Debbie Richards has been appointed to this role, bringing with her 20 years’ senior level experience in clinical service delivery, commissioning and transformation across health and social care, most recently as a director at Buckinghamshire CCG.