Salma Yasmeen joins Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust as our next Chief Executive

Salma Yasmeen will be joining us as our next Chief Executive from 1 August 2023.

Salma brings a wealth of experience in transformation, innovation and developing partnerships with people at the centre. She has a clinical background and is a registered mental health nurse.

Salma’s current post is Deputy Chief Executive and Executive Director of Strategy and Change at South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust where she has been since 2017.

Salma has led policy work on equalities across systems in parts of Yorkshire and London. She has had a number of leadership roles, including as Chief Executive of an award-winning mental health community development charity in an inner-city area that she established from a pilot project. It was recognised nationally for developing ground-breaking ways of engaging people from diverse communities, with the aim of reducing health inequalities and helping people to improve their mental health.

Sharon Mays, chair of Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust, said; "I am delighted to welcome Salma to Sheffield. Salma is passionate about public services and the role that they play in addressing inequalities and enabling every person to live a safe, connected, meaningful and healthy life.

"Having worked closely with us in the recent past on our mental health, learning disabilities and autism provider collaborative Salma is no stranger to our services and challenges."

Speaking about her appointment, Salma has said; "I am delighted to join Sheffield Health and Social Care as the new Chief Executive and honoured to lead an organisation that is at an important point in its improvement journey. Sheffield Health and Social Care is well known for delivering personalised and responsive care that supports people in local communities.

"It is a privilege to be following on from Jan’s superb leadership. My primary objective is to build on the progress that has been made over the past few years including working with our partners in Sheffield and across the Integrated Care System (ICS), and with dedicated colleagues across the organisation, the executive team, Board, service users, carers and communities; continuing to make a genuine difference.”

Sharon Mays and Salma Yasmeen