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Trust chief executive to step down after four years

Published on: 18 May 2022

The chief executive of a mental health trust that runs one of three high secure hospitals in England is due to step down.

John Brewin will retire from his role as chief executive of Nottinghamshire Hospitals Foundation Trust in August after leading the trust since 2018. 

Dr Brewin was previously at Lincolnshire Partnership FT where he was chief executive for four years and medical director for three, and has been a consultant psychiatrist for almost 30 years. 

Nottinghamshire Healthcare runs high secure Rampton Hospital, which was downgraded to an “inadequate” rating in 2019.

The trust overall is rated “requires improvement” by the Care Quality Commission and “good” for effective and caring. In other measures, including “well-led”, it is “requires improvement”. 

Dr Brewin’s departure will see three new chief executives starting within the Nottinghamshire System this year; Nottinghamshire council chief executive Anthony May has been appointed to lead Nottingham University Hospitals Trust and earlier this year Paul Robinson was appointed as chief executive of Sherwood Forest Hospitals FT. 

According to the online job advert for the role the trust is seeking an “inspirational and values-led chief executive who is committed to tackling inequalities in healthcare outcomes, experience and access”.  

The application process closes on 12 June, with interviews taking place in mid-July.