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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness


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 process is governed by several staff and committees:



Advisory Group

For each branch of AIMS, there is a group of people that are involved in the ongoing review and development of the Standards. Details of the people that sit on each advisory group are being finalised and will be available here shortly.


AIMS Accreditation Committee (AC)

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


  • Dr Trevor Turner (Chair) - Consultant Psychiatrist
  • Ms Polly Blaydes - (Deputy Chair) Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist
  • Dr Kristoff Bonello - Clinical Lead Psychologist
  • Dr Elizabeth Carmody - Consultant Psychiatrist
  • Ms Becca Cooper - Service User Representative
  • Mr John Copping - Carer Representative
  • Mr Derek Cragg - Service User Representative
  • Ms Sally Crawford - Patient Pathway Director, RMN
  • Ms Val Devereux - Care Home Quality Monitoring Nurse
  • Dr Stephen Dye - NAPICU Director of Research / Consultant Psychiatrist
  • Ms Loraine Emery - Specialist Occupational Therapist
  • Mr Ian Gee - Ward Manager
  • Dr Ty Glover - Consultant Psychiatrist
  • Ms Julie Grainger - Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist
  • Mr Dermot Hurley - Carer Representative
  • Mr Jonathan Hurley - Service User Representative
  • Mrs Sarah King - Service User Representative
  • Dr Natasha Lord - Clinical Psychologist
  • Ms Natalie McCulloch - Service User Representative
  • Dr Eileen McNamara - Consultant Psychiatrist
  • Dr Emmeline Meredith - Clinical Psychologist
  • Mr Alan Metherall - Deputy Director of Nursing
  • Mr Nick Nalladorai - Carer Representative
  • Dr Morwenna Roberts - Clinical Psychologist
  • Ms Angela Shorter - Acute Care Services Manager
  • Mr Keith Smith - Development Manager, BILD
  • Dr Christine Vize - Consultant Psychiatrist
  • Ms Jo Wallace - Modern Matron
  • Mr Chris Wright - Service User Representative


The AIMS Team

For names and contact details, visit our Contact Us page.


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