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Mental health trust appoints interim director of nursing after damning inspection report prompted resignation

PUBLISHED: 17:11 20 October 2017 | UPDATED: 17:11 20 October 2017

Dawn Collins. Photo: NSFT

Dawn Collins. Photo: NSFT

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The region’s mental health trust has appointed an interim director of nursing, quality and patient safety.

Dawn Collins, who has been deputy director of nursing and education since joining Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) in 2015, has taken on the role following the resignation of Jane Sayer on Wednesday.

In her new position, she will be responsible for all aspects of nursing at the trust, and, along with the rest of the board, will support improvements in quality and patient safety – two key areas highlighted by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in its recent inspection report.

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Ms Collins will also become a member of the trust board, where she will help to shape NSFT’s direction and future strategy.

Ms Collins, who trained as a nurse in Kings Lynn in 1986, said: “I am delighted to have been offered this new role.

“It’s a brilliant opportunity to drive forward significant improvements for our service users and their families and carers, and I look forward to starting that work as soon as possible.

“The CQC report has brought with it huge challenges, but also gives us a fantastic chance to drive through changes which will make a real difference to some of the most vulnerable people in our society.

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“The staff at the trust are all incredibly passionate about the care we provide and share the same goal of wanting our services to be as good as they possibly can be.

“I am really looking forward to working with them to make the necessary improvements highlighted by the CQC for the benefit of everyone receiving care from NSFT.”

Ms Collins has worked in a variety of roles throughout her 30-year career, including senior positions in Yorkshire and at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

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