Simone Button, Chief Operating Officer

Simone is responsible for managing all specialist operational services.

These include services for children and young people, learning disability services, our secure and forensic services and prison services and Care Home Plus which includes nursing home beds for people with physical healthcare needs and specialist dementia nursing home beds.

She also looks after complex care pathways which include adult eating disorder, perinatal mental health, personality disorder, HIV and trauma Simone is also a director of RRP Ltd, a joint venture with Care UK providing independent rehabilitation hospitals. Simone has been in this role since October 2014 and has worked in the Trust (or its predecessor organisations) since 1995, holding a number of operational management roles. She is a Registered Nurse with a background in psychology.