Leadership and Management Committee (LMC)
The Leadership and Management Committee
(LMC) work to embed a culture of medical leadership and management
through services for the benefit of patients. They aim to develop
and support systems, structures and processes, which will equip
psychiatrists for roles as leaders and managers.
Use the links below to navigate this page and learn more about
the LMC, it's members and activities:
The Committee comprises representatives
from Faculties, Sections and Divisions and other constituencies in
the College. The Committee also has carer and patient
representatives, as well as the National Medical Director's
Clinical Fellow for the College. Below are the profiles of
some of the LMC members.
For a full list of current members of the
LMC member profiles:
Professor Fiona Mason is a consultant
forensic psychiatrist and Chief Medical Officer at St Andrew’s
Healthcare, the UK’s leading charity providing specialist NHS care
and an independent national teaching hospital. She is also
Associate Registrar for leadership and management at the Royal
College of Psychiatrists and Chair of the LMC.
Prof. Mason trained in general psychiatry at the Royal Free
Hospital, London, and went on to specialise in forensic psychiatry
working as a senior registrar at the Maudsley Hospital,
subsequently becoming a lecturer in victimology and forensic
psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry. She then worked as a
consultant in the NHS before taking up a consultant post at St
Over the past 10 years Prof. Mason has increasingly taken
on responsibility for service development, medical leadership and
management, working as a lead psychiatrist, associate medical
director, deputy medical director and, prior to her current post,
director of healthcare.
Prof. Mason won the Laing & Buisson Independent Healthcare
Aware for Innovation in 2010 and has, throughout her career,
developed innovative approaches to service delivery.
Dr Buki Adeyemo is a
qualified Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry and has worked in the
NHS Service since 1998. She leads the Dementia
Innovation Programme for Health Education West Midlands and is
passionate about streamlined care for older people and leadership
roles clinicians can have in making this happen.
Dr Adeyemo is the lead for the Mental Health
Medical Directors Group for West Midlands and promotes the
principles for medical leadership to acquire the required
competence and skill to deliver safe patient care.
Dr Paula Murphy works as a Consultant
Forensic Psychiatrist / Lead Psychiatrist for the women’s service,
at St Andrew’s.
Her interests include clinical leadership and mental health
policy/research. She was a ‘Prepare to Lead’ candidate
in 2010/11, a scheme aimed at preparing doctors for leadership
roles, and completed a Masters degree in Public Health and Health
Services Management at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical
Medicine in 2012.
Dr Murphy was a NICE Scholar in 2014/15 and completed an
improvement project related to NICE guidance.
She is currently co-editing a handbook on Clinical Leadership and
Management for Oxford University Press, in association with the
Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management. She is a
member of the Forensic Faculty Executive Committee, Royal College
Dr Sandeep Ranote is a Consultant Child and
Adolescent Psychiatrist leading young people's eating disorder
services and Associate Medical Director at 5 Boroughs partnership
NHS Foundation trust.
Dr Ranote developed and leads the award winning medical skin
camouflage service for mental health in partnership with Changing
She is Strategic Clinical Network lead for CAMHS (NHS England),
sits on the Royal College of Psychiatrists' Eating Disorder
Faculty, is a professional media contributor for the charity BEAT
and a regular contributor to mental health and arts charity
magazine 'Reflections' and 'Medical Woman' magazine.
She mentors and coaches doctors and supports the women in
leadership agenda nationally through her role within the Leadership
and Management Committee at the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Dr Rantoe was part of the ministerial task-force for CAMHS ( Future
in Mind, 2015 ) and is a contributing author to the forthcoming
Royal College of Psychiatrists' book 'The Female Mind '. Dr Ranote
was awarded a fellowship of The Royal College of Psychiatrists in
2014 for contributions to CAMHS.
Sandeep on twitter: @DrSRanote
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LMC Strategic Plan
The overarching vision of the LMC is "to embed a culture
of medical leadership and management through services for the
benefit of patients". The LMC are working towards this vision
through their strategy, comprising four pillars:
- Policy and profile
- Provision of resources and training
- Embedding competencies in the curricula and in
To review the LMC Strategic Plan in more detail, please click
The LMC work to support the development of leadership skills of
psychiatrists. Current activities to drive this include:
- Formal evaluation of the Postgraduate Leadership
More details to follow
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