Dr Mayura Deshpande
Mayura Deshpande is a consultant in forensic psychiatry. She is the National Specialty Advisor in secure care to NHS England and Improvement and chair of the Adult Secure Clinical Reference Group. She is the Caldicott Guardian at Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust in Hampshire, where she has previously held a number of senior management posts. She is also an honorary senior lecturer in the University of Southampton.
She has a longstanding interest in ethics and law, and was, until April 2022, chair of the RCPsych Professional Practice & Ethics Committee. She is currently the College’s Associate Registrar for Policy.