Shane Mills, RMN, MSc is Director of Quality & Mental Health/Learning Disabilities at the NHS Wales National Collaborative Commissiong Unit. Shane’s clinical career started nearly 30 years ago, after a period in HM Forces and working in the USA, when he trained as a Registered Mental Health Nurse in Leeds. Shane is proud to be from Manchester, has three great daughters, and enjoys golf and watching his beloved Manchester City Football Club
Since qualifying as a nurse Shane has worked in clinical, managerial and strategic roles in Leeds, Manchester and Wales. In the last five years Shane has been supporting the development of national collaborative commissioning structures for use by NHS Wales, writing clinical standards and playing a leading role in developing the quality assurance processes and supporting infrastructure. Shane has been commissioned to undertake national reviews into service areas such as the ‘Amber Review’ into ambulance waits, ‘Improving Care, Improving Lives’ into hospital care for persons with intellectual disabilities and ‘Beyond the Call’ into emergency calls for those with mental health issues and ‘Making Days Count’, into secure mental health care. After a period of being the Deputy Chief Ambulance Services Commissioner and supporting NHS Unscheduled Care services Shane has been fully focused on supporting mental health services since the Covid-19 Pandemic.