WORKFORCE: The mental health trust announced the appointment of Ian Fleming as the new head of workshops and partnerships.

The trust said: “This is a new role which encompasses human resources and relationships with our key partners.”

Mr Fleming has been working as interim director of human resources at the trust.

He said: “It is a very exciting time to be joining the Trust as we are working towards becoming a Foundation Trust. If we become a Foundation Trust in the future, the local community will have the opportunity for greater involvement with their local mental health services and what we spend our money on.”

The trust was red-rated for patient safety in December in a report submitted to NHS London.

The document said SWLSTG had “a number of serious incident final reports which are overdue for submission.”