MHNA biography John Peers

Having trained as an RMN in Claybury Hospital in the mid 1980s I went on to work in East London Mental Health Services based in Tower Hamlets, the service went through multiple reconfigurations and is currently provided by East London NHS Foundation Trust.

I have been an active trade union representative, holding branch officer posts and held staff side chair roles for the past 20 years.

As a clinician I have worked throughout my career in in-patient services in general adult mental health settings, PICUs, Admission Wards, Matron for MHCOP wards, lead Nurse for DSPD Forensic services, working from staff nurse through to my current role as Lead Nurse Corporate services responsible for Manpower Planning and Analysis Systems, temporary staffing and recruitment.