West London NHS Trust
Neil moved to the UK in his early twenties from his native Trinidad and Tobago. After completing his Registered Nurse training in Mental Health at the University of Surrey, he began working as a staff nurse at Broadmoor Hospital in 1998 where he worked for 17 years in a wide range of posts.
Neil took up the post of service director for the Men’s Medium Secure Services at the Three Bridges Medium Secure Unit, based on the St Bernard’s Hospital site in Ealing, West London in 2015.
Neil has also completed a MSc in Forensic Mental Health and was a graduate of the very first cohort of the BAME Leadership and Development Programme at West London NHS Trust. Neil has gone on to mentor several managers through the same programme and is one of the Trust’s Diversity champions. In 2019 he won the “Nurse Manager of the Year” award at the prestigious Nursing Times Workforce Awards.
Neil says: “I am very proud to be a mental health nurse, some of our patients here in secure services are the most excluded members of society and it’s a real privilege to work with them, helping them on their recovery journey”.
Neil believes that the rich diversity of the staff and patients that he works with on a daily basis is one of the best things of working in the NHS in London.
Neil has remained true to his Caribbean roots and as an avid cricket fan still yearns for the return of the glory days of West Indies cricket!