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New CEO appointed for Lincolnshire NHS trust

Dr John Brewin has been appointed as the new substantive Chief Executive for the Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LPFT).

Dr Brewin has been the trust’s Interim Chief Executive since October 2013, following the unexpected illness of Chris Slavin.

He has an extensive career history of leadership and managerial roles with experiences as an associate medical director and clinical director in other organisations before he joined LPFT as Medical Director in 2011.

He has also held a number of leadership roles in a variety of NHS and academic organisations.

The trust’s Council of Governors unanimously approved the appointment at its meeting on July 21.

The trust received a number of strong applicants for the position and all of the candidates have been through an extensive recruitment process.

The appointment panel felt that Dr Brewin has demonstrated a strong understanding of the local health economy and has already shown a positive contribution to this through his work with the trust.

Trust Chairman, Eileen Ziemer-Cottingham, said: “The strength of having the trust lead by a doctor with specialist knowledge and strong leadership skills brings a real benefit to patients and the NHS.”

Dr Brewin commented: “It is a great privilege to be appointed as CEO of LPFT. I am totally committed to ensuring that patients with mental health problems, their families and carers, receive the highest possible quality of service from our trust.

“Clearly these are challenging times for all NHS organisations, but our trust has an excellent reputation for good, safe, high quality and effective care.”