Meet the team

Meet the network team

David Keegan, Clinical Network Programme Manager


David has been a Mental Health Nurse since 1995 and has worked in mental health for over 30 years in many areas of the NHS, including A&E, Liaison Psychiatry, Rehabilitation, learning disability and acute settings. He has also worked within the voluntary sector and higher education both within a University and UUK (Universities United Kingdom).

David has been a trainer regarding Mental Health for many organisations with over 20 years in a patient facing clinical role. For the last three years he has been the programme manager for the North (and later just the NW) regional team focused upon MHST’s and the 4WW projects.

David is originally from the North West and has many hobbies such as travel, skiing and pigeons. He enjoys spending time with friends and family and recently have the joy of his new arrival Benji- a border collie puppy.

Katie Donnelly, Clinical Network Programme Manager


Katie has 20 years experience of working in the NHS from a variety of perspectives including public health, commissioning, management and more lately operational service delivery and organisational change within a provider trust. She enjoys working collaboratively both with internal and external teams and partners to transform the delivery of mental health provision.  Katie has worked in mental health and suicide prevention for over 12 years, firstly as a public health specialist, taking strategic responsibility for mental wellbeing and suicide prevention at place level but also on behalf of the Cheshire and Merseyside region.

She loves a challenge and is committed to improve and work with colleagues, partners and the wider system to improve population mental health and transform services. Katie is a trustee for an advocacy charity and strongly believe that everyone should have an equal opportunity to be heard and that the lived experience voice is important to help transform strategy and services.

She also loves sports and being outdoors, particularly with my family and friends.

Hannah Towler-Lord, Clinical Network Manager: CYP Mental Health, Adult Mental Health and Dementia (seconded out)


Hannah is a Quality Improvement and Assurance Lead for Children and Young People Mental Health, Adult Mental Health and Dementia.

Hannah has strong project management skills and has worked in the NHS for five years working within Secondary Care and RIB’s. In 2014 she began working for the Advancing Quality Alliance (AQuA) as a Project Officer embedded within the Safety, Mortality, Shared Decision Making and Academy Portfolio. During this time her team completed Nation Wide and International Projects and worked with a wide range of stakeholders from The Health Foundation to The Institute of Healthcare Improvement (IHI) in Boston.

In 2016 she began working for Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust as NICE and CQC Lead. This role was split between Leading on NICE within the organisation and conducting the CQC Quality Peer Reviews within Inpatient, Prison, Later Life and Community Services.

David McCluskey, Clinical Network Manager: Mental Health (seconded out)


David has been working as a mental health nurse for approximately 22 years. After completing his nurse training in Glasgow, David moved to Manchester to commence his nursing career. He has worked in a variety of healthcare settings, both in the UK and in Australia. The various types of environments that he has worked in have ranged from a Special Hospital with mentally disordered offenders, through to private care homes, working with frail elderly and people with various types of dementia.

The majority of his nursing career has been in nurse management and clinical specialist roles, working both in a hospital setting, and also in the community. Over the years David has been a Ward Manager of a 24 bedded adult acute admissions ward, an 8 bedded PICU, was the Clinical Lead for Nursing in a Community Mental Health Team and a Clinical Nurse Specialist for PICU.

David has also spent time as a Commissioning Case Manager for Mental Health, working for three different Clinical Commissioning Groups. In this role he was responsible for ensuring that people requiring continued health funding were able to receive the care and treatment in long-term placements. In this role he was responsible for working with multi-disciplinary teams to ensure that they maximised the person’s independence and ensured that the person was being supported in a way that enabled their recovery from a major mental health problem.

David has also enjoyed developing different skills away from his nursing career. David volunteered as a radio presenter on a blind radio station and also worked as a journalist, working with a press agency in Glasgow.

He enjoys travelling and has spent time in places as diverse as India, Australia, Vietnam and Cuba. He is a passionate supporter of Celtic Football Club.

Bethany Luxmoore, Clinical Network Manager


Beth joined the CN as a Quality Improvement Lead with the Maternity and Perinatal Mental Health networks in September 2016. Her current priorities include the development of a regional guidance document around risk categorisation in pregnancy, mapping the provision of perinatal mental health services and implementing quality improvement strategies to reduce stillbirth.

Beth has worked in project management roles across a variety of sectors including construction, academia and health and social care. In 2013 she completed her PhD in Biomedical Engineering before joining Alzheimer’s Society where she worked on service development projects for three years, focusing on user involvement and non-pharmaceutical approaches to dementia care. 

Alice Fletcher, Clinical Network Manager (seconded out)


Helen Parry, Clinical Network Manager


Rushanara Begum, Clinical Network Coordinator


Najla Mohamed-Ali, Clinical Network Analytical Support Officer


Brian Cooper, Clinical Network Administrative Assistant


Meet the Clinical Network Team

Clare Bullen Foster – Clinical Lead, Adult Mental Health

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