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
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.
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
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
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.
Dr Bachlani is currently a general adult
consultant psychiatrist working for North East London foundation
trust in a single point of access team in the Barking and Dagenham
for working aged adults (18-65years old) which has been nationally
recognised by The Commission on Acute Adult Psychiatric Care (2016
– Lord Crisp et al). In 2013, he was appointed Associate Medical
director for the Barking and Dagenham locality (NELFT). In
this role he has led on development of transition care pathways for
NELFT, Digital dictation and agile working and more recently in
2015 become the trust strategic lead for Mental Health Tariff.
Dr Bachlani qualified from Bart and royal London medical school
in 2002 and complete his psychiatric training in Hampshire and
Dorset. During this training he was a Wessex Medical Education
fellow where he led on the psychiatry trainee patient safety
programme, organised the Wessex Medical educators conference
and completed a diploma in Medical education. Dr Bachlani
interests include primary care liaison, neurodevelopmental
disorders, use of digital technology in healthcare and mental
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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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