Rose Waters, Service Manager (Specialist Services), Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT)
Rose Waters is the Service Manager for Specialist Services at the Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT). Rose qualified as a mental health nurse in 1985 and went on to complete her adult general registered nurse qualification in 1989 and since then has worked in a variety of clinical and operational management roles in the South East of England.
Throughout her career, Rose has been involved in developing services and has led on key projects within NHS Community and inpatient services to support the transformation of services to ensure improvements in the quality and delivery of care.
Over the past 3 years Rose has had a lead role in the development of Perinatal Mental Health Services within KMPT. This has included the significant expansion of the Community Perinatal Mental Health Team and the successful development of a perinatal mental health Mother and Baby Unit for women from dominantly s Kent, Surrey and Sussex. Rose advocates the involvement of mums with lived experience and their families, with co-production at the heart of all these service developments and this continues with subsequent service delivery.