Mental health and learning disability services in Wakefield, Kirklees and Calderdale are set to benefit from the appointment of a new Medical Director

Dr Nisreen Booya has been appointed to the role of Medical Director for the South West Yorkshire Mental Health NHS Trust. The Trust provides specialist mental health and learning disability services for a population of one million people across Wakefield, Kirklees and Calderdale, Dr Booya will play a vital role in the development of the medical workforce and the delivery and modernisation of services.

Dr Booya has worked as a consultant psychiatrist in old-age psychiatry in Dewsbury since 1991, joining the South West Mental Health NHS Trust when it formed in April 2002. Whilst working for this service she has been involved in the development of several innovative services that have been nationally acknowledged. Alongside her clinical role, Dr Booya has also been a psychiatric tutor for the Royal College of Psychiatry for the past 14 years; she has experience of tutoring both undergraduates and postgraduates. Dr Booya will begin her role as Medical Director on a part-time basis whilst continuing with her clinical commitments.

As Medical Director, Dr Booya will provide advice and support to the Chairman, Chief Executive, Trust Board and Directors on all medical matters, she will be responsible for the management and leadership of all medical staff and the overall development of the medical workforce, contribute to the modernisation of services for people with mental health problems and learning disabilities and support the delivery of safe, sound and supportive services.


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