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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.
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LMC Members

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, click here.


LMC member profiles:


Professor Fiona MasonProfessor 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 Andrew’s.

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

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 MurphyDr 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 of Psychiatrists.

  Dr Sandeep Ranote
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 Faces charity.

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.

Follow Sandeep on twitter: @DrSRanote


  LMC member, Dr Heydari
Dr Heydari Waite is a Consultant Psychiatrist specialising in psychotherapy. She leads a Complex Needs Psychotherapy team in South Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. She has a special interest in providing and leading young people’s well-being and transitional care. Prior to studying Medicine, she trained as an Anthropologist. She is currently working on an Interdisciplinary  PhD project, researching the service context, personal experiences and socio-cultural issues affecting  young people living in conditions of adversity.

Dr Heydari combines her psychotherapeutic and anthropological experiences of working with relationships and contexts, to provide clinical leadership and deliver compassionate, value based and meaningful care. She received scholarship from the King’s Fund and NHS Institute for Innovation in Health, to train as a transformational leader, focusing on collective cultural leadership change. She has received her Trust’s Highly Commended Award for raising concerns on patient safety matters. She is  a Local ‘Freedom to Speak Up (FTSU) Guardian’ acting as an ‘ Ambassador for Culture Change’. This position, initiated and championed by her in her Trust, is part of Sir Robert Francis’s national recommendations for all NHS Trusts.

  LMC member, Prof Heun
Professor Reinhard Heun qualified as a Neurologist, Psychiatrist, Group Analytic Psychotherapist and Old Age Psychiatrist. He currently works as Senior Consultant General Adult Psychiatrist at Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

His research interest focuses on the clinical epidemiology, genetics and early detection of major psychiatric disorders. He was international scientific advisor and principal investigator for several multinational studies. He authored more than 300 papers and book chapters. His work has been cited internationally more than 10K times, H-Index 46.

He holds several positions in the European Psychiatric Association (EPA): Editor-in-Chief of the journal European Psychiatry,  member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the International Congress of the EPA, Chair of the EPA Section for Geriatric Psychiatry. He is member of the Publications Committee of the World Psychaitric Association and Honorary secretary of the British Medical Association (BMA) Birmingham Division.

He is a member of the Executive Committee of the General Adult and Community Faculty of the Royal College of Psychiatry and represents the Faculty at the LMC. 



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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
  • Networking
  • Provision of resources and training
  • Embedding competencies in the curricula and in psychiatric practice

To review the LMC Strategic Plan in more detail, please click here.

Current activities

The LMC work to support the development of leadership skills of psychiatrists. Current activities to drive this include:

  • Formal evaluation of the Postgraduate Leadership Programme
    More details to follow

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Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management


The College works closely with the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management (FMLM).

FMLM aims to promote the advancement of medical leadership, management and quality improvement at all stages of the medical career for the benefit of patients.

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This is a closed group for psychiatrists in formal management roles which aims to build a network across the country and to provide a forum for sharing information, ideas, opportunities and experience