Dr Joe Rafferty
Chief Executive, Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
Mersey Care provides specialist mental health, addiction, learning disability and community health services for adults in North West England. Quality, recovery and wellbeing are at the heart of everything it does. The Trust provides clinical services across 40 sites with support from the corporate team based in Merseyside. With a staff that numbers 5000, the Trust serves a population of almost 11 million people.
Joe was recently named number nine in the Health Service Journal’s Top 50 Chief Executives Awards list and included in its list of 100 most influential people in health. Before joining the NHS, he had a successful career in cancer research, publishing over 50 peer reviewed publications.