Dedication recognised with double helping of honours

News: Dr Jackie Craissati MBE and Stephen Firn OBE
Dr Jackie Craissati MBE, and Stephen Firn OBE

We are delighted that two of our senior staff have been recognised with awards in the New Year's Honours List. Our Chief Executive, Stephen Firn has received an OBE for services to health services particularly mental health and our Clinical Director in Forensic and Prison services, Dr Jackie Craissati has received an MBE for services to mental health.

Dave Mellish, Chair of Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust said: "I am very happy for both Stephen and Jackie and it is pleasing to see our mental and community health services being recognised in this way. This is a reflection of Stephen's leadership and dedication in developing Oxleas as a provider of excellent health and social care services. He has guided the growth of the trust as an integrated provider of both physical and mental health services with a fundamental focus on high quality patient care. Jackie fully deserves this recognition as she has played a key role in developing services at the Bracton Centre, in the community and in prisons which have a national reputation for excellence."

Stephen Firn has a background in nursing and has worked in a range of clinical, teaching, research and managerial positions. He has worked for Oxleas for 17 years and became Chief Executive in 2002.

Dr Jackie Craissati is Head of Psychology and Clinical Director in our Forensic and Prison services. She has worked for Oxleas for 24 years and is based at the Bracton Centre, our medium secure mental health unit.

We are one of the best performing trusts in the country with consistent high performance in quality outcomes, staff satisfaction levels and financial management. We are part of the Greenwich Pioneer integration site, won the NHS Innovation Challenge Prize for Dementia 2013 and were shortlisted in the HSJ Provider of the Year Awards 2013.

Published on 31st December 2013