New Chief Nurse appointed

22 March 2021

Dr Jane Padmore has been appointed to the Board level position of Chief Nurse at Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust with effect from 16th August 2021.


Jane is currently Executive Director of Quality and Safety (Executive Nurse) at Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, a position she has held since 2016.

Jane has worked in mental health and learning disability services since 1990, initially as a healthcare assistant. She has experience across learning disability and adult and child mental health as well as forensic services. Jane has been involved in clinical, service development and academic work throughout her career. She joined Hertfordshire Partnership in 2014 as Deputy Director of Nursing Quality and Safety before being appointed to her current role of Executive Nurse.


Sam Allen, CEO of Sussex Partnership said: “Jane will be a great addition to our Board of Directors at Sussex Partnership. She brings with her a huge wealth of leadership experience acrossmental health and learning disabilities services. This will be of huge value in our ongoing work to improve the care, treatment and support we provide to the local communities we serve.”

Dr Jane Padmore said: “I’m delighted to be joining the team at Sussex Partnership in August. Having worked within mental health and learning disability services for 30 years, I’m passionate about making sure we provide the best possible care and treatment to the vulnerable people who need our services. We have lots of challenges ahead after the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, but I’m really positive about what we can achieve on behalf of patients, families and staff by working together.”