Dr Michael Shortt
"I recognise the need for the staff member's voice to be heard at Council"
Much of the Trust’s considerable reputation is down to the hard working efforts of its staff in all disciplines and their contribution to the CQC's recent 'Good' grading cannot be underestimated.
My current role is that of a medical consultant working in a busy secure ward and community forensic mental health team. I believe that my clinical leadership skills, particularly that of communication and team-working, are of benefit to the governing body and help me in taking on the full role in representing the interests and viewpoints of all staff.
In this role I work alongside other members of clinical multidisciplinary teams to improve the experience of patients as they make their journey through HPFT. The experience gained in helping to provide lasting health and wellbeing to our patients is useful in working groups.
There is much to look forward to within the Learning Disabilities and Forensic disciplines. I share the vision along with my colleagues working in these fields, of providing the best quality of care for our patients within and outside of the hospital setting e.g.Transforming Care Programme. As a Governor I value the opportunity this gives me to share information about the Trust’s direction and vision as well as learning from those who I represent to facilitate my advisory role for HPFT.