WORKFORCE: Two of London’s three non-foundation trust mental health organisations have announced the departure of their chief executives.

Peter Cubbon has confirmed he is stepping down from the top job at West London Mental Health Trust while Judy Wilson is on indefinite sick leave from the same role at South West London and St George’s Mental Health Trust.

The two trusts - alongside Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust - are the last three in London not to have attained foundation trust status.

West London’s most recent plan for applying to the Department of Health for FT status is January 2013, meaning it could qualify shortly before the April 2014 deadline.

The £254m-turnover trust is awaiting sign-off from the DH and Treasury for a redevelopment of Broadmoor Hospital, which it runs.

South West London is commited to submitting its bid for FT status to the DH this May.

It has appointed Ian Wilson to the interim chief executive post, a spokeswoman confirmed last week. Mr Wilson was previously chief executive at NHS Haringey and chief operating officer at South London Healthcare Trust.

Mr Cubbon is stepping down from his post in West London in March, after two-and-a-half years in the role.