Staff biogs

Martin Baggaley

Dr Martin Baggaley is SLaM’s Medical Director. He joined Lewisham and Guy’s Mental Health Trust (now part of SLaM) in 1997 as a consultant psychiatrist. He was appointed clinical director for Lewisham adult mental health services in 1999 before his appointment as medical director of the Trust in 2007. He helped develop the Triage ward model in Lewisham and works in the Triage ward at Lambeth Hospital which opened in 2011.

He qualified from St Bartholomew’s Hospital in 1984 and served in the British Army from 1985; training in the army and at Guy’s Hospital. He has been a full-time psychiatrist since 1986. He has also worked at the Psychosexual and Relationship Service at Guy’s Hospital.

Sarah Camp

Sarah Camp, a Charge Nurse and currently Acting Practice Development Nurse on the Triage Ward at Lambeth Hospital, qualified in 2010. She was keen to find a challenging role for her first job and so looked for work on acute mental health wards in London. It was then that she came to SLaM and to the Lloyd Still Ward which later became Triage. 

Sarah first developed an interest in mental health while studying for a psychology degree and went on to work in a variety of voluntary and clinical roles surrounding mental health and learning disabilities, including one in Australia. On her return to the UK she started studying for a postgraduate diploma in mental health nursing.

Her appointment to the position of staff nurse at SLaM in 2010 was followed by a promotion to charge nurse a year later and since February 2013 she has been acting practice development nurse for Triage. This position is seen as the deputy team leader and Sarah fills in for the managers in their absence.


Darren Plant

Darren Plant worked for SLaM at Lambeth Hospital for 11 years and was the ward manager for Triage from its opening. He left in August 2013 to move to Eastbourne.

He played a key part in setting up the nursing team and setting out the clinical standards that nursing staff are required to adhere to. His main role there on a day-to-day basis was to manage the flow of admissions to ensure the ward remained safe and to minimise the chances if inappropriate admissions.

Darren was also heavily involved in maintaining safety on the ward and made sure that the ward had robust management plans for any distressed, difficult or suicidal patients. Under Darren’s leadership the Triage ward also won an award for outstanding inpatient care earlier in 2013.

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