Governance 

AIMS is a collaboration between the Royal College of Psychiatrists, the British Psychological Society, the College of Occupational Therapists, the Royal College of Nursing and (for AIMS-PICU) the National Association of Psychiatric Intensive Care Units and Low Secure Units (NAPICU).

The AIMS-WA/AT process is managed and governed by several staff and committees:

Advisory Group

Experts from across acute in-patient wards and services are directly involved in providing advice regarding AIMS-WA/AT, and the ongoing review and development of the standards.

Current AG members are:

  • Mrs Ellie Walsh (Chair) – Assistant Director, Adult Acute/Rehabilitation MHS
  • Mr Andrew Bailey – Carer Representative
  • Ms Polly Blaydes – Trust AHP Professional Lead/Recovery Services Advisor
  • Dr Rachael Hall – Consultant Psychiatrist
  • Dr John Hanna – Clinical Psychologist
  • Mr Chris Wright – Service User Representative

AIMS Accreditation Committee (AC)

The AIMS Accreditation Committee makes decisions about the accreditation status of each service that is reviewed under the programme.

Current AC members are: 

  • Dr Trevor Turner (Chair) - Consultant Psychiatrist
  • Ms Polly Blaydes – Trust AHP Professional Lead and Recovery Services Advisor
  • Mr John Copping - Carer Representative
  • Mr Derek Cragg - Service User Representative
  • Mr Nick Nalladorai - Carer Representative
  • Mr Chris Wright - Service User Representative 

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