Dr Oliver Shanley

Director of Quality and Safety and Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Oliver Shanley

Oliver is responsible for a diverse range of areas including clinical and corporate risk and patient safety, compliance and governance, infection control, safeguarding, partnerships, diversity and health and safety. In addition, Oliver is Board level lead to all clinical disciplines with the exception of medical staff and is the Executive Nurse. Oliver is also a Visiting Professor at the University of Hertfordshire.  He is the Trust's Caldicott Guardian. Oliver is also the Deputy Chief Executive and undertakes various responsibilities as part of this additional role. 

RMN, MSC Mental Health (Kings College)
Doctorate in Healthcare (Kings College).

Professional Profile:
Oliver has worked in mental health services since 1987, qualifying as a Mental Health Nurse in 1990.  He has worked clinically in a variety of mental health settings, predominately in Forensic services. After working at all clinical nursing grades from Staff Nurse to Senior Nurse Specialist, he commenced work in management. His most recent role was Director of Governance and Nursing and Forensic Mental Health Service which he held for six years before joining HPFT in 2009. On a regional basis he chairs the mental health Managed Clinical Network for Quality and Safety.  Oliver is involved in some of the national safe staffing work and is national lead for safe staffing in the LD Nursing Workstream.

Membership of professional, national and regional bodies:
Royal College of Nursing
Board Member Mental Health and Learning Disability Nurse Directors Forum
East of England lead Director of MH & LD nursing network

Membership of Board Committees:
Integrated Governance Committee
Finance & Investment Committee

Special interests:
Clinical Leadership
Clinical Risk
Enhancing partnership working

Contact Details:
Base:              99 Waverley Road,  St Albans,  Hertfordshire AL3 5TL
Phone:            01727 804866
e-mail:            oliver.shanley@hpft.nhs.uk