Keith has been a registered nurse for over 36 years working in most areas of mental health within both the NHS and Independent sector.
At Llanarth Court Hospital in Wales, Keith worked as Hospital Director and Regional Director of Nursing before becoming Lead Nurse for Partnerships in Care in 2014. He was appointed as Chief Nurse within Elysium Healthcare in December 2016.
As Chief Nurse Keith enjoys working at the forefront of nursing workforce development and has developed a Preceptorship Academy for newly registered nurses who join Elysium and a Career Advancement Programme (CAP) for Healthcare workers.
Keith and his department will work closely with the Learning and Development department to support the Elysium nursing workforce in their professional development and ensure nurses are able to work as effective reflective practitioners who are compassionate and competent in their role.
He is a member of the RCN Chatham House Nurse Executive Forum, the Department of Health Independent Sector Advisory Forum as well as the National Nurse Directors Forum. Keith has also been a peer reviewer for Healthcare Inspectorate Wales. He has an MSc in Applied Social Learning theory and counselling and has worked as a nurse consultant in mental health and addictions.
Keith is passionate about the nursing workforce being both compassionate and competent within their fields of work.