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Service/Borough Directors

Dr Philip Baker, Head of Forensic Services

Dr Baker undertook medical training at Oxford University and University College London, qualifying in 2001. He completed psychiatric training in North and East London, gaining Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2005 and has worked as a Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist since 2009 at the John Howard Centre, predominantly within female secure and community forensic services.

He is a keen educator and also examines for the Royal College of Psychiatrists. He has an interest in Healthcare Governance, having led on Clinical Audit within the forensic service for many years.  Dr Baker was an early adopter of QI, leading and sponsoring projects across the directorate.He has represented ELFT on regional committees and within reference groups at NHS England.  He undertakes Peer Reviews as part of the Royal College’s Quality Network, contributing to service improvements in the wider NHS.

Dr Baker sat on the Local Negotiating Committee representing doctors’ interests at Trust for several years, most notably increasing consultant presence at weekends whilst ensuring safeguards for doctors’ work-life balance. He was appointed Associate Clinical Director for the John Howard Centre in 2016 and became Interim Head of Service in 2017. 

Michelle Bradley, Director Bedfordshire & Luton Mental Health & Wellbeing Services

Michelle is a registered nurse and has extensive mental health commissioning experience as well as having clinical experience of working in Learning Disability services for Bedfordshire. Michelle lives in and has detailed knowledge of Bedfordshire. She joined the Trust in 2016 from her role as Associate Director, Mental Health and Integrated Care Commissioning, for the Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

Allison Jones, Interim Service Director Bedfordshire Community Health Services

Dean Henderson, Borough Director for City & Hackney

Dean Henderson joined the Trust from the Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust, where he was General Manager, Service Development.  He had previously been the Locality Manager for the Trust in Bath & North East Somerset. Dean has spent most of his career working in mental health. He qualified as a Social Worker in 1984, in New Zealand, and worked there for 10 years before coming to the UK with his family in 1994. On arriving in the UK and settling in Bristol, he trained  as an Approved Social Worker. He went on to hold various local authority management roles and continued practicing as an Approved Social Worker, until transferring to the NHS, when NHS and Local Authority Mental Health services in Bath & North East Somerset integrated in 2001.

Bailey Mitchell, Borough Director for Newham

Bailey joined the Trust in 2016 as Deputy Borough Director in the Newham Adult Mental Health Directorate. Prior to that, in 2008, he was employed by the London Borough of Hackney in various adult mental health social work and management roles all whilst on secondment to ELFT, starting as the first social worker in the City & Hackney Crisis Service.

He has experience in leading teams through change - from the evaluation and reconfiguration of out of hours AMHP services, the management of the City & Hackney Crisis Service and the reshaping of community mental health services in Newham. His most recent focus has been on the transformation of adult community mental health services across the three boroughs of inner north east London as a Programme Director. Through partnership with social care, the voluntary sector and most critically co-production with those with lived experience, the experience of mental health care for thousands of adult service users and hundreds of staff within the ICS will be greatly enhanced. His work has spanned both clinical and non-clinical areas, including quality and performance and leadership of a complex clinical system evaluation.

Bailey remains a warranted AMHP, qualified Social Worker and practice educator. He has completed post-graduate qualifications in mental health as well as the Nye Bevan Programme delivered through the NHS Leadership Academy. 

Prior to his arrival in East London, Bailey lived in southern California where he attained a bachelors degree in clinical psychology and masters degree in social work. He has worked in various inpatient and community settings in the United States in both mental health and HIV prevention. He is a keen advocate for LGBT inclusion.

Day Njovana, Borough Director for Tower Hamlets

Day qualified as a Mental Health Nurse in 2003. He has spent his working life in Adult mental health services. Day has been working as Head of Nursing and Associate Clinical Director for Safety and Security in forensic services for ELFT since April 2016.

Over the years, Day has worked in inpatient secure mental health services, varying from low, medium and high security. Recently he was seconded to work as covering Borough Lead nurse in Hackney mental health inpatient services.

He has an interest in quality improvement and has led on quality improvement over the past few years in forensic services.  His particular interest lies in reducing restrictive practices within healthcare settings and has been commissioned by ELFT to review these in other organizations. He has a strong commitment to winning  ‘hearts and minds’ seeing that as a way to improve patient’s safety.

Day is a qualified organizational consultant having been awarded a Masters in organisational consultation – Psychoanalytic Perspectives, in  2010. 

Dr Ravi Rana, Director of Therapies

Ravi is a consultant clinical psychologist and joined the Trust in 2002 as Head of Psychotherapy in Tower Hamlets. She took up the role of Director of Psychological Therapies in 2014 and became Director of Therapies in 2018 to facilitate integration with the expanding Allied Health Professions (AHPs) in the Trust and widen the contribution of the therapies to meet the emerging demands of the population health agenda.

Ravi has also worked extensively in Higher Education, both as an academic teacher and clinician, and continues to be involved in training and education.

Sarah Wilson, Director of Specialist Services

Sarah joined the Trust in August 2008. Her recent experience was in the South West, in performance management at Avon and Wiltshire Partnership Trust. Prior to this she led Bristol's Drug Strategy team for 3 years. Sarah started her NHS career in east London, in a range of HR roles, before moving into operational management with Specialist Addiction Services.