Director of Nursing,
South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Beverley Murphy joined the trust as Director of Nursing in April 2017. She was previously director of nursing at West London Mental Health Trust and before that Chief Nurse at Leeds & York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. Beverley has worked as a mental health nurse for 33 years and has held a range of senior nursing and quality governance roles across the NHS. Beverley first role as a qualified nurse was in the high secure setting of Broadmoor Hospital, she has managed acute mental health wards and specialised for some years in eating disorders working in inpatients and in a nurse led eating disorder service in the community. In 2004 Beverly gained a Masters degree from the Tavistock and Portman (Uni of East London). Beverley has a strong professional network and is a member of a number of nursing and multidisciplinary forums with the aim of improving mental health practice for those who use it.