Steve Harper

Head of Health & Safety / Directorate of People & Culture

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust


Steve is the Head of Health and Safety for Dorset HealthCare NHS Foundation Trust and has been a health and safety professional for nearly 17 years.

Before joining the NHS, Steve served in the Army for 30 years’ where he developed the leadership and collaboration skills which are so important in his role today. Steve continually strives to support both patients and staff to balance workplace health, safety and welfare.

He applies a systematic approach to ligature risk management with the aim of reducing the number of self-harm incidents through clinical and non-clinical partnerships. He also works with local authorities were suicides are prevalent in hot spot areas.

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