Special activities

My special activities include:

• Royal College of Psychiatric Projects in Confidential Enquiry into Suicide and Homicide
• Mental Health Needs of a Defined Population
• Health of the Nation Outcome Scales
• Development of Indicators and Local Audit Tools for Care Programme Approach
• CASC Examiner
• Peer Review
• Member of Royal College Accreditation programme
• Medical Member of Mental Health Review Tribunals
• Second Opinion Appointed Doctor (SOAD)
• Appraiser of Mental Health Review Tribunal Appraisal Scheme
• Medical Advisor MCAA
• Audit Convenor
• Royal College Assessor
• Member of Clinical Policy Board
• Academic Board and SIGP Working Group for Appraising the Newer Atypical Antipsychotic with NICE
• Member of Regional Rehabilitation Group, Royal College Psychotherapy

I retired from the National Health Service (the University Hospital of North Tees, Stockton on Tees) in 2006 and joined the private sector as Associated Medical Director for Middleton St George Hospital and am now Medical Director at The Billingham Grange Independent Hospital, Billingham, Barchester Healthcare.