NEXT up in the Adver’s Hotseat is Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership’ head of professions and practice for the Swindon locality and innovation development lead, Newlands Anning.

Newlands who has been a registered mental health nurse since 2003, graduated from UWE, Bristol.

He has a wide range of experience working in acute mental health settings, mainly within intensive teams and in-patient units, as well as extensive ward management experience.

He has worked as a modern matron for specialist services which included an eating disorder inpatient unit and Perinatal inpatient unit.

His postgraduate qualifications include an Msc in management and leadership in health and social care and a diploma in innovation and change management.

He is currently working as head of profession and practice within the Swindon locality, as part of the triumvirate management structure alongside the managing director Paula May and Clinical Director Dr Sammad Hashmi.

The main roles of this position include service development and improvement, assurances of high standards of care provision to the service users and carers within the Swindon area.

Send any questions on mental health issues you wish to put to Newlands to