South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust , interim chief operating officer (executive director of nursing)
Beverley Murphy, Interim Chief Operating Officer (Executive Director of Nursing), South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM)
Moving from competition to collaboration - Nursing Development Programme, South London Mental Health and Community Partnership
Beverley Murphy took on the role of Interim Chief Operating Officer at SLaM in July 2019. She joined the trust as Director of Nursing in April 2017. She was previously director of nursing at West London Mental Health Trust and before that Chief Nurse at Leeds & York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
Beverley has worked as a mental health nurse for more than 30 years and has held a range of senior nursing and quality governance roles across the NHS. Beverley's first role as a qualified nurse was in the high secure setting of Broadmoor Hospital. She has managed acute mental health wards and specialised for some years in eating disorders working in inpatients and in a nurse-led eating disorder service in the community.
In 2004 Beverley gained a Master’s degree from the Tavistock and Portman (University of East London). She has a strong professional network and is a member of a number of nursing and multidisciplinary forums with the aim of improving mental health practice for those who use it.