Sean Rayner - Senior Responsible Officer
Sean is Senior Responsible Officer (SRO) in South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (SWYPFT) for the WY&H Adult Secure Lead Provider Collaborative.
Much of Sean’s 33 year career with the NHS has been spent as an executive director, bringing a range of experience in leadership roles. This, coupled with his commitment to a community focus, has seen him chair several multi-agency partnerships, servicer user and carer partnership groups, working closely with primary care colleagues. Sean’s experience extends to the voluntary sector as a former member of the HMP Wealstun Independent Monitoring Board, among other roles.
Sean is responsible for our leadership of specific strategic developments including our contribution to regional programmes of work being delivered through the West Yorkshire & Harrogate Mental Health, Learning Disabilities & Autism Collaborative, and provider developments in Wakefield.
Laura Gow – Advanced Nurse Practitioner
Laura is an Advanced Nurse Practitioner with 20 years experience working for the NHS. Her professional background includes both forensic and community positions. Previous places of work include: Newton Lodge, HMP Newhall, Leeds Addiction Unit and Bradford Intensive Home Treatment Team. Laura has a degree in Addiction Studies and has been an independent nurse prescriber for the past eight years. She has a post graduate certificate in Psychiatry.
Dr Adrian Berry - Clinical Lead (Medical)
Dr Berry has over 20 years’ experience working as a consultant forensic psychiatrist. He joined SWYPFT in 1999 where he undertook the post of consultant forensic psychiatrist at Newton Lodge, the Trust’s medium secure inpatient unit. Whilst working for the Trust, Dr Berry gained experience as associate medical director and programme director for specialist forensic training in Yorkshire and Humber.
In 2009, Dr Berry was appointed as director of forensic services, overseeing all developments and management of the Trust forensic services at Fieldhead in Wakefield.
In 2014 Dr Berry was appointed as the Trust’s medical director, and provided advice and support to the chairman, chief executive, Trust Board and directors on all medical matters, he was responsible for the professional leadership of all medical staff and the overall development of the medical workforce, contribute to the modernisation of services for local people and support the delivery of safe, sound and supportive services
In 2018 he relinquished the medical director role and as part of a portfolio role he has been clinical lead for the strategic development in West Yorkshire.
Izzy Worswick - Head of Programme
Izzy oversees the Programme Management for the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Adult Secure Lead Provider Collaborative
Izzy has worked in the NHS for several years as Business Development Manager and Planning Lead, ensuring collaborative working with partner organisations to develop business development proposals which best benefit services users, their carers and wider stakeholders.
Izzy’s experience extends to the voluntary sector as a former Acting Director of Development of a regional mental health organisation. She is strongly committed to partnership working. She holds a Masters in Public Health and is a qualified Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Trainer.
Joanne Barber Clinical Lead (Non-Medical)
Joanne is the Service Manager for forensic CAMHS for South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. This includes the Yorkshire and Humber Forensic CAMHS, a local harmful sexual behaviour service, and also the forensic services into the children’s secure estate as part of the integrated healthcare offer.
Joanne is RMN by background with extensive experience in secure mental health services and 10 years’ experience as an operational manager within the NHS, managing contracts, services and teams. She has experience across forensic provision including forensic inpatient, prisons and community services; with both children and adults and has a particular interest in understanding the needs of minority groups within forensic services such as women.
Throughout her career Joanne has developed a particular interest in working with women and girls who present with violent behaviours and has undertaken research in both risk assessment and management in forensic populations and women in secure mental health services. Joanne has achieved an MA in Women, Violence and Conflict from the University of York in 2015. A keen interest in ensuring healthcare meets the needs of local populations is emerging and Joanne has received awards for improving healthcare through innovation or improvement and integrated working.
Sue Threadgold - Deputy Director of Operations
Sue Threadgold is the Deputy Director of Operations for South West Yorkshire Partnership Foundation Trust (SWYPFT). Sue is a Registered Mental Nurse by background and worked in a number of forensic services as a clinician prior to be promoted to management roles. She has held several management positions in medium, low and offender health prior to becoming the deputy director of operations at SWYPFT.
Throughout Sue’s career she has been fortunate enough to be involved in the design, development and mobilisation of new services. This has given her the opportunity to develop project management and partnership working skills. Sue has a strong track record of leading and developing teams working in partnership with staff and service users to deliver demanding operational goals and service improvement.