Leadership and Management Committee (LMC)

The Leadership and Management Committee (LMC) works to support psychiatrists to equip themselves for roles as leaders and managers.   

LMC Members

The Committee comprises representatives from Faculties, Sections and Divisions and other constituencies in the College.  Below are the profiles of some of the LMC members.

LMC profiles

Dr Jane Carlile is a consultant general adult psychiatrist working for Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust with a community treatment service. The Trust was rated as outstanding by the CQC in September 2016.   She is currently acting Group Medical Director for In-patient Care services within the Trust with a special interest in recruitment & retention. Linked to this interest Dr Carlile is a member of the Credentialing Working Group within the College.

Dr Carlile is also the Royal College of Psychiatry lead for outcomes in mental health as well as being the  specialist advisor for mental health payment systems.

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 of Psychiatrists.

LMC Strategic Plan

The overarching vision of the LMC is "For all psychiatrists to lead and manage mental health and learning disability services for the best outcomes of the people who use them". The LMC is 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

The LMC Strategic Plan June 2018 is available to read.