Meet the Leadership and Management Committee (LMC)
The Leadership and Management Committee (LMC) vision is for all psychiatrists to lead and manage mental health and learning disability services for the best outcomes of the people who use them. Follow the link below to find out more about
A message from the Chair Dr Helen Crimlisk
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the Chair of the Leadership and Management Committee and Associate Registrar for Leadership and Management.
I am Consultant Psychiatrist and Deputy Medical Director at Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust, undertaking my clinical work in a Single Point of Access Team. I am also Psychiatry Lead at Sheffield Medical School.
I trained at Guy’s Hospital Medical School and following a period in general medicine and neurology, switched to train as a psychiatrist in the Maudsley and Bethlem Training Scheme. During this time I undertook a period of full time research at the Institute of Neurology, and left the scheme during higher training to move to Germany where I worked in a non-training role for several years.
I returned to higher training part-time in Sheffield and became a part-time consultant in 2005. I became Undergraduate Lead in Psychiatry in 2014 and undertook a Masters in Quality Improvement and Leadership with the Health Foundation Generation Q Programme in 2015. I returned to full-time work in 2016 to take up the role of Deputy Medical Director.
I have led on a number of education and workforce developments locally and nationally, including Physician Associates, Advanced Practice and Peer Worker roles and sit on the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Faculty for Advanced Practice. I am involved in supporting Quality Improvement., Service User Engagement & Experience and Leadership initiatives for trainees, SAS doctors and consultants.
In my teaching role I have interests including lived experience educators, integrating mental health into the medical curriculum, reflective practice, Balint groups, social accountability, medical humanities and recruitment initiatives in psychiatry at a local and national level.
The Committee comprises representatives from Faculties, Divisions and other constituencies in the College. Below are the profiles of some of the LMC members.
LMC member profiles
Dr Buki Adeyemo is the Medical Director and Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry at North Staffs Combined Healthcare NHS Trust. Buki has worked in the NHS since 1997
She is passionate about streamlined care for older people and the leadership roles clinicians can have in making this happen.
She is the lead for the Mental Health Medical Directors Group for the West Midlands and promotes the principles for medical leadership to acquire the required competence and skill to deliver safe patient care.
Surg Lt Cdr Luke Baker is the current Vice-Chair of the Psychiatric Trainees’ Committee. He has led on multiple projects, including the cost of training transparency document, workforce opportunities, recruitment and engagement. He joined the Royal Navy in his final year of medical school, completing Initial Officer Training after F2. He is currently a General Adult ST5 trainee and is also studying for an MBA at Durham University Business School.
Luke is involved in multiple committees, enabling him to engage with trainees and colleagues to improve training, trainee representation and patient care. He is the Secretary of the NATO Military Mental Health Panel and Co-Chairs the Higher Trainees’ Committee of the Maudsley Training Programme. He Co-Chairs the Association of University Teachers of Psychiatry Trainees’ Committee, launching a new scholarship programme and lecture series in 2018. He is passionate about teaching, and has acted as an Educational Supervisor, Firm Head and Balint Group facilitator at King’s College London Medical School.
Dr Nick Broughton is a psychiatrist by background and worked as a Consultant in Forensic Psychiatry from 2000. During the course of his career he has worked in a wide variety of secure settings including a specialist remand service, an enhanced medium secure service for women, a remand prison and a young offenders’ institution. He joined Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust as Chief Executive in November 2017. Prior to that he was Chief Executive of Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, and was Medical Director of a large specialist mental health Trust in London for almost 6 years.
In addition he has held a number of regional and national leadership roles and is a trustee of the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust, a national mental health charity focused on improving the mental health of young people. He has a passionate interest in leadership development and believes that the only way we can ensure a sustainable and high quality health service is by equipping those who lead it with the skills and expertise they require.
Dr Jane Carlile is a consultant psychiatrist in general adult psychiatry with Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust (CNTW). She is a senior operational director in the Trust and her current role is Group Medical Director for Newcastle and Gateshead locality.
Jane is the Specialist Advisor for Mental Health Payment Systems for the Royal College of Psychiatrists.On behalf of the College she responds to national consultations on pricing and tariff payment reform.
Dr Carlile is also the Lead for Outcomes in Mental Health for the Royal College of Psychiatrists. She has been responsible for the production of a College Report on Mental Health Outcomes drawing on expertise from the College Faculties. This work will be used as a reference guide for clinicians, teams and commissioners.
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.
Dr Alex Till graduated from The University of Leicester in 2012 and accepted a leadership and management academic foundation programme within the East Midlands. He went on to complete core psychiatric training within Health Education North West, where he is currently progressing through higher specialty training in forensic psychiatry. Alex has undertaken the National Medical Director's Clinical Fellow Scheme2016/17 and been Chair of the Royal College of Psychiatrist's Psychiatric Trainees' Committee 2018/19.
Alex holds a Master's in Leadership for the Health Professions from Swansea University and an Executive MBA with Warwick Business School, both with distinction. He founded the RCPsych Leadership and Management Fellow Scheme, has over 40 peer-reviewed publications, presented on multiple occasions at RCPsych International Congress, and is both a Special Advisor for the Care Quality Commission and a Governor at Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust.
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