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Leadership and Management Committee (LMC)

The Leadership and Management Committee (LMC) work to embed a culture of medical leadership and management through services for the benefit of patients. They aim to develop and support systems, structures and processes, which will equip psychiatrists for roles as leaders and managers.
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LMC Members

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.  A list of the current members is available on the website. Below are the profiles of some of the LMC members.


LMC member profiles:

LMC member, Dr Bachlani

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.

Jane CarlileDr 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.

Julie Hankin

Dr Julie Hankin is Executive Medical Director for the Trust. Julie holds the formal role as responsible officer for medical revalidation and shares with the Director of Nursing, Quality and Patient Experience, responsibility for the quality of all services provided by the Trust. She also takes the Executive Lead for medicines management, patient safety, reducing restrictive practices and research and innovation. Julie has had a career across a number of Mental Health Trusts. Before joining Nottinghamshire Healthcare, she was Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Director at Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust, where she worked since 2005, within a number of management and leadership roles. Julie’s career has included Clinical Director roles for Service Redesign, Service Improvement, Governance and Adult Services. Julie has also been influential at a regional and national level, most recently as a National Professional Advisor for Mental Health for the Care Quality Commission (CQC).  

Dr Paula MurphyDr 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.

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LMC Strategic Plan

The overarching vision of the LMC is "to embed a culture of medical leadership and management through services for the benefit of patients". The LMC are working towards this vision through their strategy, comprising four pillars:

  • Policy and profile
  • Networking
  • Provision of resources and training
  • Embedding competencies in the curricula and in psychiatric practice

The overall strategic plan is available here.

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Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management


The College works closely with the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management (FMLM).

FMLM aims to promote the advancement of medical leadership, management and quality improvement at all stages of the medical career for the benefit of patients.

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This is a closed group for psychiatrists in formal management roles which aims to build a network across the country and to provide a forum for sharing information, ideas, opportunities and experience