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Mental Health Expert Professor Rogers Joins Gray Healthcare

Monday, April 26, 2010 Press Release J E 4
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LIVERPOOL, England, April 26, 2010 Gray Healthcare hasconfirmed the appointment of Professor Paul Rogers as Director of ClinicalGovernance.

The company, which provides tailored care packages for service users whodo not need the security of an inpatient facility but do require supportcaring for themselves in the community, has appointed Rogers to direct GrayHealthcare on clinical governance. He will also chair the company's clinicalgovernance meetings.

Rogers, who is also Professor of Forensic Mental Health Nursing at theUniversity of Glamorgan, has over twenty years' experience of working insecure and open psychiatric environments. He has previously acted as a mentalhealth service reviewer for the Health Advisory Service and the Commissionfor Health Improvement and has sat on the Dangerous and Severe PersonalityDisorder Expert Advisory Group. He is also an expert in the clinicalapplication of "gold standard" risk assessment processes in communitysettings.

Rogers will join Noel Tracey, Clinical director, and Nathaniel Neequaye,Director of Psychological Services, on the clinical board.

Commenting on his appointment, Rogers said: "I am looking forward to theopportunity of working with Gray Healthcare and ensuring that clients havesafe, supportive and evidence based care. It is a privilege to be able towork together with service users to determine effective recovery programmesthat are meaningful and succeed in allowing them to be part of theircommunity."

Jonathan Gray, Chief Executive of Gray Healthcare said that Rogers wouldbe a welcome addition to the company's senior clinical team. He added: "It isgreat to have someone of Paul's calibre leading our clinical governance.

"Paul's wealth of experience will demonstrate to PCTs and referrersacross the UK that the clinical risk is being managed by an experiencedqualified senior clinical team. Ultimately, I hope that he will help evenmore service users to stay in the least restrictive environment there is -their own homes."

Gray concluded: "Together, the clinical board have more than 66 years'worth of experience in general and forensic psychiatry. I truly believe thatby working in partnership at Gray Healthcare they can deliver a revolutionaryapproach to community care."

Daniel Phillips, daniel.phillips@grayhealthcare.com, +44(0)151-255-2830

SOURCE Gray Healthcare
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