Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Chief Executive Neil Carr OBE is a firm believer that nursing is the most humane of the sciences and the most scientific of the humanities.
Born in the North East of England, Neil completed his postgraduate studies in public sector management before turning his energies to meet the needs of a fast-moving, complex society.
These insights have driven him to become one of the foremost nurse leaders in the country. Neil has championed consultant nurses, nurse prescribers, advanced nurse practitioners and nurse-led services, which led to an invitation to advise former Prime Minister Tony Blair and former Health Secretary John Reid.
Neil, who advises on training programmes for doctors, psychologists, nurses, health service managers and service-user group, has played a lead role in the integration with the Shropshire Healthcare.
He said: “I am absolutely delighted to have been appointed as Chief Executive and for the confidence that has been shown in me. I am looking forward to the challenges, knowing that I will be well supported by excellent, dedicated and enthusiastic staff across all parts of the organisation”.
Previously Neil worked as Chief Operating Executive Director of Nursing at the Trust, and has worked for 11 years as an Executive Director. Prior to this Neil was an Executive Director in Birmingham.
Neil has developed good interlocking relationships with many educational institutions and especially with Staffordshire University.
As Chief Executive of one of the best performing and most creative Mental Health Trusts in the country, Neil is proud that the people of Staffordshire have access to the highest quality of care, delivered by educated and compassionate healthcare professionals. He continued his work in 2018 by becoming Chief Executive of Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT), an organisation created by the merger (by acquisition) of SSoTP by SSSFT.
In the 2005 New Years Honours, Neil was awarded the OBE for his services to Health Care and Nursing.