Dr Andrew James Cole

GMC No: 2983730


Community Psychiatry

Medical Leadership

Mental Health Tribunals

Qualified: August 1984


Newcastle Health Authority Rotational Training Scheme in Psychiatry. February 1986 – March 1988.

Lecturer in Department of Psychiatry, University of Newcastle upon Tyne. April 1988 – October 1992.


Laughlin Prize: MRCPsych Examination, November 1988.

Consultant Posts:

Consultant in Community Psychiatry, Longbenton CMHT and the Grange,

October 1992 – September 2005.

Consultant Psychiatrist, Acute Inpatient Services, Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust, October 2005- March 2014.

Innovative Consultant Psychiatrist (part-time), West Northumberland CMHT, April, 2014 – present.


Head of Clinical Services for North Tyneside, 1998-2002.

Assistant Medical Director (North Tyneside), 2005-2011.

Chair of Trust Medical Staff Committee, April 2011 – present.


Honorary Clinical Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry, Newcastle upon Tyne,

1993 – 2013.

Royal College of Psychiatrists:

Deputy Regional Advisor for continuing professional development, 1996-1998.

College Tutor for North Tyneside, 2001 – 2006.

In good standing for CPD with the Royal College of Psychiatrists since the scheme began in 1995


Medical Member, First Tier Tribunal (Mental Health), 2014 – present.