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Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust is to appoint Dr Nick Broughton to become its next chief executive when Stuart Bell CBE retires from the role after he turns 60, having completed 37 years’ NHS service.

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Dr Broughton brings a wealth of experience. As the current chief executive of Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, he has led a senior team that has taken its CQC rating from ‘Requires Improvement’ when he joined in November 2017 to ‘Good’ in January 2020.

Prior to that Nick Broughton was chief executive of Somerset Partnership NHS FT. As a consultant psychiatrist for over 20 years, specialising in forensic psychiatry, he has held medical and clinical director roles, and a variety of other managerial positions, including as a director of Imperial College Healthcare Partners. He obtained his medical degree from Cambridge and completed his training at St. Thomas’ Hospital, London.

Read the full announcement on the Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust website.