Welcome from the Associate Registrar for Leadership and Management, Dr David Somerfield
Dr Somerfield was appointed as a Consultant Psychiatrist in South Devon in July 1999, joining the Devon Partnership NHS Trust when it was created three years later.
He became the Trust's Medical Director in April 2006, then Co-Medical Director in April 2010.
Dr Somerfield was subsequently appointed as Chief Operating Officer in 2014 and continues to work clinically.
Previously, David was a lecturer in old age psychiatry at the University of Bristol and a senior registrar, also in Bristol, prior to moving to Devon.
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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.
Use the links below to navigate this page and learn more about the LMC, it's members and activities:
The Committee comprises representatives from Faculties, Sections and Divisions and other constituencies in the College. The Committee also has carer and patient representatives, as well as the National Medical Director's Clinical Fellow for the College. Below are the profiles of some of the LMC members.
LMC member profiles:
Dr Bachlani is currently a general adult consultant psychiatrist working for North East London foundation trust in a single point of access team in the Barking and Dagenham for working aged adults (18-65years old) which has been nationally recognised by The Commission on Acute Adult Psychiatric Care (2016 – Lord Crisp et al). In 2013, he was appointed Associate Medical director for the Barking and Dagenham locality (NELFT). In this role he has led on development of transition care pathways for NELFT, Digital dictation and agile working and more recently in 2015 become the trust strategic lead for Mental Health Tariff.
Dr Bachlani qualified from Bart and royal London medical school in 2002 and complete his psychiatric training in Hampshire and Dorset. During this training he was a Wessex Medical Education fellow where he led on the psychiatry trainee patient safety programme, organised the Wessex Medical educators conference and completed a diploma in Medical education. Dr Bachlani interests include primary care liaison, neurodevelopmental disorders, use of digital technology in healthcare and mental health tariff.
Dr Jane Carlile is a consultant general adult psychiatrist working for Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust with a community treatment service. The Trust was rated as outstanding by the CQC in September 2016. She is currently acting Group Medical Director for In-patient Care services within the Trust with a special interest in recruitment & retention. Linked to this interest Dr Carlile is a member of the Credentialing Working Group within the College.
Dr Carlile is also the Royal College of Psychiatry lead for outcomes in mental health as well as being the specialist advisor for mental health payment systems.
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 Paul Walker trained in the North East of England, initially qualifying in General Practice. He now works as a Consultant Psychiatrist in a Community Mental Health Team, specialising in working with individuals with affective disorders. He has held various management roles within Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS FT over the last decade and is currently Clinical Director for Adult Mental Health Services for Durham and Darlington. He also chairs the TEWV Drug and Therapeutics Committee. Dr Walker has a keen interest in service development and is a certified leader in Lean quality improvement methodology. He is Vice Chair of the Royal College North East Division of Psychiatry and a member of the Royal College Policy and Public Affairs Committee. He also sits on the North East Approvals Panel.