WORKFORCE: Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation Trust has appointed Dr Sue Elcock as its new medical director.

Dr Elcock, who started her role earlier this month, has worked as a consultant forensic psychiatrist at Rampton High Secure Hospital in Nottinghamshire since 1995.

Her specialised clinical focus has been working with women with personality disorder and in the management of deliberate self-injury.

Dr Elcock was previously head of the school of psychiatry at Health Education East Midlands for three years.

She will continue to practise as a forensic psychiatrist in Lincolnshire while working as the trust’s medical director.

Dr Elcock said: “I am really looking forward to working with all the staff across the area in continuing the excellent work they do.”

Lincolnshire Partnership chief executive Dr John Brewin said: “Sue stood out from a strong field of candidates with her excellent track record of clinical and management experience backed by her enthusiasm for the job.

“She will be a very valuable addition to the executive team.”