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Dr Alex Thomson

Dr Alex Thomson

Chair, Liaison Faculty

Dr Alex Thomson is Interim Chair of the Liaison Psychiatry Faculty until 2025, having been elected as Vice Chair in 2021.

Alex is a Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist and Local Tutor for Psychiatry at Northwick Park Hospital, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust. He chairs his trust’s self-harm prevention working group and an expert reference group on mental health crisis hubs. He was a member of the NICE Guidelines Committee on Self-harm and has contributed to the development of other national guidelines, policy and strategy.

Alex has published and presented on frequent emergency department attendance, improving self-harm care, organisational culture, safeguarding, the interface between mental health services and police, and values-based leadership in psychiatry.

Within the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Alex has been a member of the Psychiatric Liaison Accreditation Network Advisory Group and chairs the Working Group on Mental Health Services and Police Interface.

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