andy-scaledAndy Johnston has recently been made an Associate / Consultant for the Centre for Mental Health and is supporting some of the important project activity the Centre is currently engaged in. AndyJohnstonAssociates and the Centre for Mental Health will also be working together on larger consultancy commissions supporting the review and development of Mental Health services across the UK

Andy Johnston has 27 years experience in mental health services. He has been a Director in the statutory, independent and professional sectors for the past 10 years and has a demonstrable track record of achievement in developing services and supporting organisations through their workforce. Until recently, he was Clinical Director of a large forensic service having been Clinical Director of a large adult directorate for 4 years previously. He has worked as an advisor to a number of statutory and non statutory organisations and delivered a number of national quality improvement programmes within acute/PICU and low secure services. He has significant experience as a Specialist Advisor with the CQC and has reviewed or supported the development of over 40 services in the past 10 years. He has also supported the development of Mental Health Services in Ireland, Belgium, Spain and Iceland.

Previous commissions include:

  • Humber NHS Foundation Trust
  • Cumbria Partnership NHS Trust
  • Enable UK
  • Ellern Mede Ridgeway
  • Cygnet Hospital Kewstoke
  • Cambian Healthcare
  • 2gether Foundation Trust
  • South London and Maudsley
  • Sussex Partnership
  • NHS Scotland
  • Care Quality Commission
  • Cornwall Partnerships NHS Trust
  • Healthcare Events
  • St Andrews Group
  • Central and North West London Foundation Trust