We're delighted to announce that Kate Hall has recently been appointed as the new Vice Chair of the NHS APA, taking over from Dr Emily Finch.
Kate Hall qualified as a Registered Mental Health Nurse in 1991 and began her career in addictions as a staff nurse in 1994 at what was then known as the Regional Drug Dependence Unit in Manchester.
The unit is now known as the Chapman-Barker unit and, with 36 beds, is the largest NHS inpatient unit, delivering alcohol and drug detoxification, in the country.
With almost thirty years working in the sector, Kate has worked in various roles, including keyworker, team and service manager in numerous community alcohol and drug settings across the North West of England and worked as a Deputy Regional Manager with the NTA, leading regionally on the Tier 4 agenda between 2004 and 2006.
She returned to working with a provider NHS Trust in 2007 and now operationally leads all addiction and homelessness services delivered across GMMH. Kate has contributed to publications such as the UKDPC Recovery Consensus Statement and Medications in Recovery. She is a Specialist Advisor with the CQC.
We welcome Kate as the new Vice-Chair of the NHS APA and are looking forward to seeing the great work that she will carry out within the role. We also thank Dr Emily Finch for all the valuable work she carried out as the previous NHS APA Vice-Chair.
If your NHS Trust is interested in joining the alliance, visit www.nhsapa.org/about-us.