Dr. Andrew James Cole

GMC No: 2983730


Emmanuel College, Cambridge. 1978-81
King’s College Hospital Medical School, London. 1981-1984.

Psychiatric Training:

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, September 2005-March 2014.

Innovative Consultant Psychiatrist, (Part Time) Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust, 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.