Service Manager – Grenfell Health and Wellbeing Service

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

Ross has had an active interest in how health intersects with the digital world for the duration of his NHS career. Ross has a background in both health commissioning and provision in the statutory and voluntary sector. Ross currently leads the pan London IAPT Clinical Network Digital Development Initiative. Ross is developing a referral and information platform applying artificial intelligence and social media initiatives to drive up referrals and increase financial savings against therapeutic input. Ross has worked in West London for over five years and has been leading Primary Care Mental Health Services throughout. In June 2017, the Grenfell Fire tragedy unfolded and Ross was one of the first health responders on the scene.

Ross currently manages the Grenfell Health and Wellbeing Service and is leading initiatives based in both the community and in clinical settings to empower and support the community affected by the fire. Ross is extremely keen to unlock the potential of Virtual Reality (VR) in order to start conversations around mental health in a new and innovative way. Ross is the Project Manager for the Grenfell VR collaboration between the NHS and FRED (an external VR agency).

“Digital transformation is critical, because it will enable the NHS to keep pace with emerging industries, innovate, remain a world leader, and excel in healthcare”