Dr Jon Van Niekerk
Dr Jon van Niekerk FRCPsych is a Consultant Adult Psychiatrist and the Chief Medical Officer of Cygnet Health Care since 2020. Jon completed the NHS Graduate Management scheme alongside his higher specialist training and was a founding member of the Manchester Psychiatry Society. Jon is an elected member of the General Adult Faculty and co-chairs the RCPsych Co-Production steering group that aims to share and produce best practice guidance for mental health organisations. Jon is also the GAF representative on the Effect of Suicide on Psychiatrists working gropu. Jon’s main research interests include clinical leadership, service improvement and person-centred care within healthcare settings and he has published in the areas of medical leadership, recruitment, and training of psychiatrists.