Hft Governance | Trustees | John Devapriam

John Devapriam

Photo of John Devapriam - one of Hft's Trustees
Tell us a bit about your background

I am currently the Executive Medical Director of Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust. I am a consultant psychiatrist and have worked in both inpatient hospital settings and community settings in the NHS. I am also the National Professional Advisor for learning disabilities at the Care Quality Commission and in this role have worked on policy and practice related to regulation and commissioning. I Chair the Quality Network for learning disabilities at the Royal College of Psychiatrists which accredits in-patient settings.  I am also a medical member of the First Tier Tribunal for Mental Health in England.

I am married, I have two young daughters and live in Worcestershire.

What made you decide to become a Trustee for Hft?

Having worked in the NHS all my career, an opportunity to make a difference to the lives of people with learning disabilities and their families from a community care perspective is very appealing to me. When I was invited to consider becoming a Trustee for Hft, its values aligned with mine and its vision and strategic plans inspired me, so I am therefore looking forward to contributing to the organisation.