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Meet the Team

Jayne Tucker - Clinical Manager

Jayne qualified as a Registered Mental Nurse in 1998 from Southbank University. Jayne started her nursing career with Redbridge healthcare trust which later became part of North East London Mental Health trust. Whilst working within NELMHT Jayne worked within their adult acute mental health services and PICU services until 2004.

Jayne joined Cygnet in 2005 working initially as a staff nurse on Cob Ward at Cygnet Hospital Beckton later moving to Cygnet Hospital Blackheath where she was ward manager on Tyler Ward. Jayne was appointed the hospital's Clinical Manager in December 2016.

Dr Ajay Bhatnagar - Medical Director

Dr Bhatnagar has been a Consultant Psychiatrist since March 2008, working in Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust in London. He is currently working as the Consultant for the Intensive Case Management in Psychosis Team ( ICMP), Bromley Borough. He is also the Trust lead for ICMP.

Dr Bhatnagar’s work focuses on recovery orientated practice in patients with complex needs and he is very interested in continually developing high quality of service for the client group.

Cygnet Lodge Lewisham welcomed Dr Bhatnagar into the team on 1st June 2009 when he undertook the role of Consultant Psychiatrist and Responsible Clinician. In 2016 he was appointed Medical Director of Cygnet Lodge Lewisham and Cygnet Hospital Blackheath.

Camille Stormont - Tyler Ward Manager

Camille is a registered Mental Health nurse qualifying from Staffordshire University. Prior to joining Cygnet in October 2016 Camille worked on an acute admission ward as ward sister and before in Elderly complex care for 10 years in Shropshire.

Camille believes in continuous learning and has undertaken a BSc (Hons) in care management with the Open University and is currently undertaking a diploma in nutrition. Camille also travels twice a year to the south of France as a pilgrimage nurse.

Jennifer Beal - Head of Occupational Therapy

Jennifer Beal qualified as an occupational therapist in 1994, and has worked in secure care settings since 1995. Jennifer has experience of working in the NHS and independent healthcare provision, she worked as a therapy manager for medium and low secure services in East London, leaving in 2003 for a management position in St Andrews Healthcare. In 2012 Jennifer joined Cygnet Healthcare as Head of Occupational Therapy for Beckton, Blackheath and Lewisham.

Jennifer strongly believes in continuous professional development and has completed a large amount of training to develop specialist skills and knowledge in secure care, including; an MSc, practitioners certificates in complementary medicine, certificate in gym instruction, psychosocial interventions and family work, CBT and DBT skills training.

Jennifer is driven and focused to improve training and provision of recovery oriented practice to improve clinical effectiveness and service user satisfaction.

Rachel Kitten - Deputy Head of Occupational Therapy

Rachel completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Therapy at London South Bank University and graduated in September 2007. Rachel's career has mainly been in the area of forensic/low secure mental health. Rachel joined Cygnet Health Care in October 2012 as a Senior Occupational Therapist. Rachel first worked at Cygnet Hospital Beckton on Bewick Ward, the female low secure service where she led on various projects including the London ROG meeting and monthly market stall.

In 2015 Rachel moved to the post of Deputy Head Occupational Therapist for Cygnet Hospital Blackheath and Cygnet Lodge Lewisham. Rachel continues to be very interested in the area of personality disorder and also has a great interest in the area of hearing voices and other unusual experiences. Rachel practices a recovery based approach and frames mental distress in the context of trauma. Rachel is passionate about occupational therapy's role in the area of recovery.

Paul Nash - Support Services Manager

Paul has worked for Cygnet Health Care since January 1998. Paul first started as a Housekeeper then moved onto Housekeeping Supervisor, after a short spell he was asked to move onto becoming a Support Worker for the Acute Ward. It was during this time he managed to complete his NVQ Level 2 in Social Care and also completed a Phlebotomy Course at the old Greenwich District Hospital.

In 2000 Paul became Ward Clark for both the current wards, during this time he had an active role within the unit securing Kings Fund accreditation, and he was seconded to Cygnet Hospital Beckton for two weeks to assist in the opening of the Hospital. In 2002 he was made Facilities Coordinator and was involved in the changeover of services from Acute to Low Secure Rehab (now Meridian Ward); he worked alongside Senior Management, Contractors and Nurses as to how and where each room would be and its use.

Paul also helped set up the SRG and still has an active role as Deputy Chair. He now has the role of Support Services Manager, duties include working with the Senior Management team on documents like the Physical Security Index Document, Mass Evacuation Plan and Security and Key Induction.

Lloyd Curtis - Activities Coordinator / SRG Lead

Lloyd joined Cygnet Hospital Blackheath in March 2012 in the role of Activities Coordinator originally on Tyler Ward, then moving on to Meridian Ward after 18 months. Prior to this he was a Housing Support Worker in charge of an 8 bedded hostel for young adolescent males. This role included getting the service users involved in activities for daily living, budget responsibility, Advocacy & other services.

As an activity coordinator he provides a range life skills opportunities for the service user on Meridian Ward. He also assists in the planning and implementation of the social activities for staff and also for the service users on Meridian Ward.

In April 2015 he took on the role of SRG Chair, a role which he has developed and grown into and made a considerable improvement. Lloyd excels in this role as he has a very good rapport with all the staff here at Blackheath.

Outside of Cygnet Lloyd volunteers to accommodate European Students who are on a Cultural Awareness program.

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