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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

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Faculty and Executive Committee

The Faculty

 

 

 

Rehabilitation Psychiatry: enabling recovery for people with complex mental health needs.

 

 

Rehabilitation psychiatry can be defined as;  ‘A whole systems approach to recovery from mental illness that maximises an individual’s quality of life and social inclusion by encouraging their skills, promoting independence and autonomy in order to give them hope for the future and leading to successful community living through appropriate support’ (Killaspy et al, 2005).

 

The Faculty and its Executive, consists of consultant psychiatrists, specialty doctors, trainee psychiatrists, service user and carer group representatives.

 

It provides a network of rehabilitation specialists, spanning the specialist teams of rehabilitation, early intervention, assertive outreach and forensic psychiatry and aims to stay informed in all relevant to the specialty.

 

The Faculty aims to:

 

  • provide a body of expert opinion in the fields of rehabilitation and longer term mental health conditions to the College, the Department of Health and other relevant bodies, including service providers, commissioners and voluntary organisations;
  • provide advice and positively influence national and international policies as they affect persons with longer term mental health conditions, their carers and the doctors and other professionals involved in their care;
  • Promote knowledge and understanding and provide opportunities for the professional development of all doctors, allied health professionals, commissioners and managers, in areas relevant to rehabilitation, recovery and social psychiatry;
  • advocate for service users with complex longer term psychiatric conditions in all settings in all relevant fora;
  • continuously promote and develop Postgraduate Training in Rehabilitation and Social Psychiatry;
  • support trainees and trainers in the field of rehabilitation psychiatry;
  • encourage and promote scientific study and research in enduring psychiatric disability and the social factors that limit functioning;
  • collaborate to improve the evidence-base in effective interventions and service models for this service user group;
  • act as the coordinating body for the regional networks of rehabilitation psychiatrists;
  •  set national standards and peer review accreditation of care in psychiatric rehabilitation, in collaboration with the College Centre for Quality Improvement (CCQI);
  • constantly strive to achieve parity of esteem between mental health and physical health; and
  • strive to improve the physical health of those in rehabilitation settings.

 

 

 

 


Executive Committee

Member Year of joining Position
Dr Sridevi Kalidindi 2013 (E) Chair
Dr Shahid Shabbir 2015 (E) Financial Officer
Dr Maryam Afzal 2015 (C) Psychiatric Trainees Committee
Dr Shahzad Alikhan 2015 (C) Committee Member
Dr Hemant Bagalkote 2016 (C) Committee Member
Dr John Barnes 2013 (E) Committee Member
Dr Janice Birtle 2013 (C) Committee Member
Dr Kurt Buhagiar 2015 (E) Committee Member
Dr Sabina Burza 2015 (E) Committee Member
Dr Jane Clark 2015 (E) Committee Member
Dr Matthieu Crews 2013 (E) Committee Member
Dr Steffan Davies 2013 (E) Committee Member
Dr Arpan Dutta 2013 (E) Committee Member
Dr Thomas Edwards 2015 (C) Committee Member
Dr Charlotte Harrison 2013 (C) Academic Secretary
Dr Russell Hosie 2014 (C) Scottish Division
Dr Afzal Javed 2013 (C) Faculty Education Committee
Dr Sanjith Kamath 2013 (E) Committee Member
Dr Helen Killaspy 2013 (C) Immediate Past Chair
Dr Tint Lin 2014 (C) Committee Member
Dr Samad Malekzai 2008 (C) Committee Member
Dr Shawn Mitchell 2013 (E) Vice Chair
Dr Rajesh Mohan 2014 (C) Committee Member
Dr Ehab Morgan 2013 (E) Committee Member
Dr Patricia Moynihan 2013 (C) Northern Ireland
Dr Rajesh Nehete 2012 (C) Co-opted Member
Dr Maung Oakarr 2012 (C) Committee Member
Dr Felix Osiogo 2015 (C) SpR Representative
Dr Ashokkumar Patel 2012 (C) Committee Member
Dr Mona Salem 2013 (C) Public Education Officer
Dr Matthew Sargeant 2013 (E) Committee Member
Dr Adarsh Shetty 2015 (C) Welsh Division
Dr Tanya Walton 2015 (C) SpR Representative
Ms Fiona Weir 2015 (C) Committee Member

 


Regional representatives

The Regional Representatives are the Faculty’s link to the specialty locally.  They are invited to attend central Executive Committee meetings both to feed back to the College local concern about what is happening to services and to the people who use them and to influence College and national policies on rehabilitation and recovery.  Regional Representatives have influence locally on job descriptions for consultants and specialty doctors and have the opportunity to offer Rehabilitation expertise to local deaneries and schools of psychiatry.

 

 

List of regional representatives

Dr

Hemant

Bagalkote

(Regional Rep Lead)

Trent

Dr  Henry  Andrews  KSS

Dr

Sunil

Nodiyal

North Western

Dr

Rajesh

Nehete

Eastern

Dr

Afzal

Javed

West Midlands

Dr

Adarsh

Shetty

Wales

Dr

Richard

Bayney

London, North West

Dr

Joe

Bowie

Northern

Dr

Phalaksh

Walishetty

Yorkshire

Dr

John

Barnes

South West

Dr

Karen

Dauncey

Oxford

Dr

Arpan

Dutta

Mersey

Dr

Stephanie

Young

London, South East

Dr

Sudhir

Rastogi

Wessex

Dr

John

Boyle

Northern Ireland

Dr

Russell

Hosie

Scotland


Join the Faculty

Anyone wishing to join the Faculty of Rehabilitation and Social Psychiatry should contact the College Membership Section.


Contact us

To contact the Executive, email Stella Galea, Committee Manager.

 

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