Wiz joined the Huntercombe Group in September 2015 as Hospital Director at Huntercombe Hospital Roehampton. He moved to Huntercombe Hospital Stafford in March 2017. Prior to working for Huntercombe, he worked as the Service Director at Broadmoor Hospital where he was responsible for management of operations for 7 years.
As a qualified RMN, Wiz has worked extensively in senior positions in both Medium Secure Services and Prison High Secure Services.
Alice joined the Huntercombe Hospital Stafford in January 2017. Prior to this, she worked for the Priory Group for a number of years managing and developing clinical services.
She has significant experience in CAMHS and Eating disorder services and has experience in developing services to become nationally accredited. Alice is passionate about high quality care for all. She has held a number of roles in relation to safeguarding and is also a trainer and a CQC specialist adviser.
In her spare time, she is a keen tennis player and is a safeguarding officer at her tennis club. She is also a keen skier.
Katy joined the Huntercombe group in 2012 on becoming a newly qualified nurse.
Since joining the Group, Katy progressed to Nurse Team Leader in CAMHS services. She was seconded in 2015 to work as a practice development nurse for the company. On completion of her secondment Katy gained a new role as a quality governance manager at Huntercombe Hospital Stafford.
Dr Chaudhry joined the Huntercombe Hospital Stafford in June 2016.
He has nine years’ experience working in Adolescent Psychiatry. He has previously worked at Parkview Clinic, West Midlands Regional NHS Unit and Woodbourne Priory Hospital and is currently fulfilling management responsibility as the Interim Medical Director at Huntercombe Hospital Stafford.
His particular areas of expertise include assessment of major mental disorders such as Psychosis, Bipolar Affective disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Depression. Shaheen is the consultant and responsible clinician for Hartley Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit and his area of specialist interest is in the management of challenging behaviours and co-morbidities.
MBBS, MRCPsych, MSc
Dr Siddiqui has been working on the General Adolescent Unit (GUA) at Huntercombe Hospital Stafford since February 2017.
He completed his higher specialist training at the East of England deanery and his MSc at the University of Hertfordshire. He has CCT in General Psychiatry with Liaison accreditation.
His particular interests are Autistic Spectrum Disorder and Mood Disorders. He also has experience in managing patients, in different NHS settings, who presented with a variety of mental health issues.
MBBS, MRCPsych, MSc
Dr Mustafa works on the eating disorder unit at Huntercombe Hospital Stafford. He completed his higher training at the University of the East of England and has also been affiliated with Cambridge University.
He is accredited in General Psychiatric CCT with rehabilitation. His particular areas of interest are in emotional and psychological disorders. He has vast experience in looking after complex psychiatric patients in the NHS.
BSc Hons MSc DClin Psy CPsycol
After completing her BSc Hons in Psychology, Dr Shavnam accepted a NHS post as an Assistant Psychologist in Learning Disabilities. She then took a role as a Research Assistant working at Leicester Royal Infirmary whilst studying for her MSc in Forensic Psychology in 1995. She also completed a forensic placement at both Wells Road Centre and Nottingham Prison running Anger Management groups and Sex Offender Groups.
She volunteered as a counsellor with Nottingham Counselling Centre and received training in Psychodynamic, Person Centred and Gestalt therapies.
Prior to taking up her studies for her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Sheffield University in 1998, she undertook some bank and temporary Family Therapy work.
She has also received specialist training in working with families and she has also studied Infant Observations.
Prior to joining Huntercombe, she worked in a variety of different organisations. Examples include a CAMHS Learning Disability Team and the Personality Disorder Directorate at Rampton Hospital. She has since studied her MSc in Clinical Neuropsychology and has been invited to lecture on the Clinical Psychology course at Leicester University.
BA(Hons), DipCOT, MSc(Advanced Occupational Therapy)
Edwina qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 1990 and completed a Masters degree in 2002. She undertook a post-graduate certificate in CBT skills for dealing with common mental health conditions in 2008.
She has gained experience working in both hospital and community settings with adults experiencing neurological conditions but has spent the majority of her career in a mental health care setting, providing occupational therapy assessment and treatment to adults living in the community.
Edwina joined the Huntercombe Hospital Stafford in 2010 and particularly enjoys therapeutic group work, psycho-social interventions and using a CBT approach alongside the profession-specific Model of Human Occupation (G Keilhofner 1980).
Edwina is a Practice Placement Facilitator, and has offered educational placements to a number of occupational therapy students over time. She was the first individual from an Allied Healthcare Profession to be employed to teach nursing students on the pre-registration and post-graduate courses as a Lecturer/Practitioner within the School of Health and Social Sciences at Staffordshire University and to hold the post of Ward Manager on a female acute admissions ward (2008-2010).
Lisa has worked for Huntercombe since 2004 working originally within the adult mental health and learning disability division. She moved to Huntercombe Hospital Stafford in 2015.
She has worked as part of the Senior Management Team in looking at ways to transform care at the hospital. She has been focusing on the implementation of safeguarding processes and working with local agencies, young people and their families to ensure that the hospital is working towards a high standard of safe and effective care.
She is the Project Lead for Stafford for Positive Behaviour Support and is currently creating the action plan for implementation of this across the service.
Delysia has worked in the field of mental health for the last 16 years. She initially qualified as a social worker and since then has trained in a number of psychological therapies including Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Brief Solution Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Eating Disorders. She is currently working towards becoming an Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist.
Prior to moving to the Huntercombe Group, she worked for 11 ½ years as an Eating Disorder Therapist at a specialist NHS outpatient service in Northern Ireland. She has also provided one-to-one psychological therapies at an organisation specialising in trauma work, in particular PTSD along with depression, anxiety and other psychological difficulties.
She joined the Huntercombe Hospital Stafford Hospital in January 2017 and has a dual role as senior social worker and specialist in eating disorders.
Declan joined Huntercombe Hospital Stafford in May 2017 from Forward Thinking in Birmingham where he worked as a Crisis Co-ordinator.
Prior to this he worked for inpatient CAMHS at Parkview Clinic in various roles including Place of Safety Co-ordinator, Emergency Response and Assessment (ERA) Clinician and Senior Nurse on the ward.
Before Parkview he worked in Forensic services with both adults and young people.
Jon joined the Huntercombe Group in March 2017.
He started his career in the automotive parts manufacturing industry. He moved into the health sector in 2009 spending 8 years working for the NHS in the following roles: HCSW, Student Nurse, Staff Nurse and Deputy Ward Manager in both Acute and Forensic PICU Wards.
His passion is working in complex situations, adapting care programmes to meet the needs of the patient and embracing changes in mental healthcare approaches for the positive outcomes of the patient.
Carol has been the head teacher at Huntercombe Stafford since 2008, having joined the company as a language teacher three years earlier.
Prior to following her career path in teaching, she worked with adolescents and young adults with a wide range of learning disabilities.
Carol completed her Bachelor degree in Modern Foreign Languages and History in 1992 and studied her teaching qualification at Nottingham Trent University. She has extensive experience of learning disabilities and mental health in education.
When not running the Ofsted registered school, she enjoys spending time with her family, doing charity work and dancing.
Tina joined Huntercombe, Stafford, on an interim contract in November 2016 and became a permanent member of the team in February 2017.
She previously worked in Human Resources in hospitality, emergency services, and in retail. This is her first venture into hospitals and care.
Megan started her career at Staffordshire Fire & Rescue service within the Civil Contingencies Unit. During her 10 years, she worked with NHS Trusts, Local Authorities, Emergency Services and the Voluntary Sector on Business Continuity and Emergency Planning. This involved supporting these organisations to write and implement contingency plans for the everyday emergencies that occurred. Alongside this Megan developed training and exercise packages which were delivered within Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent but also to external organisations. Throughout this time Megan worked on multi-agency exercises with a large number of organisations to improve the resilience, response and recovery from any incidents for the public of Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.
Megan started at the Civil Contingencies Unit as the Admin Support Officer and worked her way through the organisation until she became a Civil Contingencies Officer in 2012.
Megan made the move to Huntercombe Hospital Stafford in April 2016 and took up the role as Support Services Manager. Having been in post 12 months, Megan has been part of the improvements at Stafford including looking at the cleanliness standards, environmental changes and improving security across the site.
Victoria joined the Huntercombe Group in 2008. She works as an Information and Compliance Officer and previously worked as Medical Secretary on the General Adolescent Assessment Ward.
Her role comprises ensuring a high standard of compliance across the hospital, meeting targets set by NHS England and submitting information to NHS England and the Care Quality Commission.
She has a passion for improvement and is dedicated to ensuring continued improvement within the service.