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Recovering trust appoints new CEO

Published on: 5 Apr 2023

A trust which exited special measures last year has appointed a new chief executive.

Salma Yasmeen, a mental health nurse by background, will join Sheffield Health and Social Care Foundation Trust in August, the trust announced yesterday.

She replaces departing CEO Jan Ditheridge, who announced she was retiring last year after taking the trust out of special measures.

Ms Yasmeen has worked at South West Yorkshire Partnership, where she is currently deputy CEO and director of strategy, since 2017.

Before this she worked for around five years in Saudi Arabia, for the King Fahad Medical City, which runs several hospitals in Riyadh.

She has also headed up a Bradford-based charity that worked to reduce racial inequalities in mental health.

She said: “Sheffield Health and Social Care is well known for delivering personalised and responsive care that supports people in local communities. It is a privilege to be following on from Jan’s superb leadership.”

Trust chair Sharon Mays said: “I am delighted to welcome Salma to Sheffield… Having worked closely with us in the recent past on our mental health, learning disabilities and autism provider collaborative Salma is no stranger to our services and challenges.”