WORKFORCE: Helen Lockett has joined Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust to head up its operations and nursing directorate.

As director of operations and executive nurse for the trust, she will lead the clinical services for Liverpool Community Health.

Former health visitor Ms Lockett was director of nursing and strategic developments at NHS Bristol Community Health before joining Liverpool.

She said: “It’s fantastic to be joining a thriving organisation at such an exciting time, as the service journeys towards being a Community Foundation Trust.  The clinical services of LCH have a great reputation and this is something I intend to build on over the coming years.

Trust chief executive Bernie Cuthel said: “Helen has some great experience and I’m really looking forward to working with her closely over the coming months. 

“The nursing service is one of the key elements of our organisation and we were really focused on finding someone who could provide strong leadership for our nursing staff and represent them at board level.” 

Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust employs over 3,500 staff and provides services in over 80 venues across Liverpool, Sefton and Knowsley.