WORKFORCE: The medical director of a London mental health trust is leaving to take up a chief executive post in the West Country.

Nick Broughton, who has been medical director of West London Mental Health Trust since 2010, announced last week he would be taking up the top job at Somerset Partnership Foundation Trust in February.

Stephen Ladyman, chair of Somerset Partnership, said: “Dr Broughton brings to the trust a wealth of both executive and clinical experience in mental health services. He also has an understanding of the challenges of tendering for and planning community services and his skills and experience will provide a good balance to those we already have in place on the board.

“Dr Broughton also has experience of the voluntary sector and will be instrumental in strengthening our relationships and partnerships with this key group of charity and voluntary organisations.”