Director of Communications and Stakeholder Engagement
Ranjeet joined the Trust in November 2013 and is responsible for leading the Trust’s Communications, Stakeholder Engagement and Public Affairs programme.
Ranjeet has 18 years’ of marketing and communication experience working in some of the country’s most challenging public sector arenas. Prior to joining, Ranjeet was Head of Marketing and Communications at Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust for six years where he transformed the organisations approach to communications and patient engagement.
Since joining the Trust, Ranjeet has built an award winning communications, public affairs and stakeholder engagement team leading a number of innovations that directly benefit patient care. These include achieving the Information Standard, the creation of standardised patient information, new digital platforms and the implementation of Skype across the organisation and for patient consultations. Ranjeet was Senior Responsible Officer for leading the Trust through one of England’s largest mental health reconfiguration consultations as part the £160m Estate Modernisation Programme.
Ranjeet has held a number of senior communication roles throughout his career including Communications Adviser for the Department of Health working on the provider communications strategy for implementing the 2012 ‘Liberating the NHS’ reforms. At Lambeth Council Ranjeet was the Head of Marketing and responsible for managing a team of 22 covering all external communications across the council departments. He has also spent time working with MPs at the Houses of Parliament and supporting local councillors with community programmes.
Ranjeet is passionate about public services, community engagement and access to services. He is a national advisor to the charity Citizens UK and to Positive Practice in Mental Health Collaborative. Ranjeet sits on the NHS communications development steering group leading work on strategic value.