South London and Maudsley Foundation Trust will be taking on a new director of nursing, following on from the recent appointment of Matthew Patrick as the trust’s new chief executive.

Neil Brimblecombe comes from South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare Foundation Trust where he was director of nursing and chief operating officer.

He has also held leadership roles at the Department of Health and the National Institute for Mental Health in England.

At the trust’s November board meeting it was also announced that funding has been confirmed for a new director of undergraduate medical education position.