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Vanessa Ford

Vanessa Ford

CEO, South West London and St Georges NHS Trust

Vanessa became Chief Executive in August 2019 having joined the Trust as Director of Nursing in May 2016. Vanessa has a wealth of experience in mental health and nursing leadership. Before returning to SWLStG, where she competed her nursing training 22 years ago, she held nursing leadership roles at Devon Partnership and West London Mental Health Trust. Vanessa is a Registered Mental Health Nurse and member of the RCN.

Vanessa is the NHS Transition Place based lead for Merton, as part of the South West London ICS. She leads a transition team working to develop and strengthen Merton’s health and care together partnership. As Senior Responsible Officer for South West London Digital, Vanessa leads on digital transformation and advocates for the positive impact it can have on patient choice, care and treatment.

Vanessa is passionate about inclusivity and pledges to ensure that being inclusive and equitable are at the heart of the Trust