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Executive committee

Member Year of joining Position
Dr Trudi Seneviratne 2016 (E) Chair
Dr Giles Berrisford 2016 (E) Vice Chair
Dr Jona Lewin 2018 (E) Financial Officer
Dr Livia Martucci 2016 (C) Academic Secretary
Dr Joanne Black 2016 (E) Committee Member
Dr Paola Dazzan 2017 (C) Committee Member
Dr Amanullah Durrani 2016 (E) Committee Member
Prof. David Foreman 2014 (C) Committee Member
Ms Joanna Friend 2016 (C) User/Carer Representative
Dr Zeyn Green-Thompson 2016 (E) Committee Member
Dr Rina Gupta 2018 (E) Committee Member
Dr Sarah Jones 2016 (C) Committee Member
Ms Andrea Lambert 2015 (C) User/Carer Representative
Dr Cressida Manning 2016 (E) Committee Member
Dr Manonmani Manoharan 2018 (E) Committee Member
Dr Elizabeth McDonald 2018 (C) Committee Member
Dr Sally Morgan 2018 (E) Committee Member
Dr Mary Murphy-Ford 2016 (E) Committee Member
Dr Malathi Pushpanathan 2018 (C) PTC Rep
Dr Dharshini Ratnam 2017 (C) Committee Member
Ms Emily Slater 2013 (C) Committee Member
Dr Gillian Strachan 2018 (E) Committee Member
Dr Fionnuala Stuart 2018 (E) Committee Member
Dr Sarah Taha 2018 (E) Committee Member
Dr Catherine Wilson 2017 (C) Higher Trainee Representative
Dr Jonathan Wood 2017 (C) Committee Member

Our aims

  • To promote the subject of perinatal psychiatry within the College
  • To provide a network of support and information for interested psychiatrists
  • To promote the provision of services for childbearing women with mental health problems
  • To develop educational opportunities for psychiatrists in training
  • To foster research in the area of perinatal psychiatry
  • To act as a resource for the College in its links with other related professional bodies, governmental organisations and the public.

Our priorities

  • Education, training and CPD
    • Define and promote competencies for perinatal consultants
  • Clinical service development and policy
    • Promote the development of perinatal managed care networks in all areas, as per NICE guidance, to support efficient service delivery along clear care pathways
    • Develop guidance on safeguarding children in the context of perinatal psychiatry
    • Lead the development of outcomes definitions and PBR relating to perinatal psychiatry, and closely monitor developments on commissioning
    • Ensure perinatal and infant mental health is included in the public mental health agenda as it develops
    • Workforce planning: maintain or increase the number of trainee perinatal psychiatrists.
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