Turning Point appoints Fiona Ritchie, OBE, as the new Managing Director for Learning Disability services

News item posted: 19 June 2017

Leading health and social care organisation, Turning Point, has appointed Fiona Ritchie as their new Managing Director for Learning Disability services.  Turning Point provides Learning Disability services in over ninety locations in England and Wales.

Fiona makes the move to Turning point from Worcester Health and Care NHS Trust where she was Associate Director, leading on transformation and innovation and working with children, adolescent and adult mental health services and user involvement. A qualified music therapist, Fiona has previously worked as adviser to the Healthcare Commission and was the first strategic lead in England for the, then newly formed, strategic health authority in the west midlands where she developed the first set of performance indicators for the health service locally.

A frequent writer of, and contributor to, numerous articles and papers, Fiona was awarded an OBE in 2009 for services to people with learning disabilities.

Discussing her recent appointment, Fiona said "I am delighted to be joining the team at Turning Point and look forward to together making a difference to people with learning disabilities and family carers."

Chief Executive, Lord Victor Adebowale said, "It is great to have Fiona on board as Managing Director of our services for people with a learning disability.  I see it as another positive step in continuing Turning Point's ambition for people with Learning Disabilities."