Our Joint Future

In September 2017, we announced that our Trust and 2gether NHS Foundation Trust were planning to join together.  From summer 2019, we hope to be one organisation providing integrated community physical health, mental health and learning disabilities services.
We are already working closely together but the benefits we really want for our communities can best be achieved if we become a single trust, delivering outstanding integrated physical and mental health care.

Our Timeline

We already have a joint Chair, Ingrid Barker, and a joint Chief Executive, Paul Roberts. We are in the process of working with our regulator (NHS Improvement) to progress our merger, with the support of our Boards and 2gether’s Council of Governors.
You can view the timeline for the merger by clicking here. You can view the services currently provided by both Trusts by clicking here.
If you have a question or suggestion for our merger, please email gcscomms@glos-care.nhs.uk

Shadow Board Appointed: January 2019

On Friday 25 January 2019 our Shadow Board was appointed,  following a rigorous interview and selection process.  
Paul Roberts, Chief Executive
Ingrid Barker, Chair
Amjad Uppal, Medical Director
John Trevains, Director of Nursing, Therapies and Quality
Sandra Betney, Director of Finance and Performance
John Campbell, Chief Operating Officer
Neil Savage, Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development 
Colin Merker, Managing Director of Herefordshire Services

Maria Bond, Non-Executive Director
Marcia Gallagher, Non-Executive Director
Sumita Hutchison, Non-Executive Director
Jan Marriott, Non-Executive Director
Graham Russell, Non-Executive Director
Duncan Sutherland, Non-Executive Director

Prior to the merger taking place the boards of both Trusts will continue with their existing non-executive and executive directors. The shadow board will report to the two boards and will focus on the merger, the transition to the new organisation and our strategy and plan for the future, particularly our Better Care Together programme which will ensure that the benefits from the merger result in improved care for the people we serve.