Following my appointment as a Consultant in Learning disability services I took the lead on several service development projects, which were aimed towards transforming the local system of care and to enhance the quality of care provided to service users.
These projects included the development of an Urgent Response Service, a Joint Neurology and Psychiatry epilepsy clinic and further development of Multidisciplinary team working.
Currently I have been involved in pathways development projects with a view of developing a coherent profile of learning disability services within our trust.
I am the Clinical Lead for Consultant Psychiatrists working within community learning disability teams across the North East covering six localities. Moreover I am also the clinical lead for consultant Psychiatrists working in Older people services in Sunderland and South Tyneside. Previously I have the Lead Consultant for Working Age Adult consultants within Newcastle area. Thereby gaining experience of managing medics within different specialties and working with managers across different services.
I have had the opportunity to be the principal investigator for 4 multi-centre research projects run by MHRN, which would add to the limited evidence base available in Learning Disability Services and also raise the profile of our trust nationally and I have authored research publication and book chapter.
Moreover currently I am leading in process of successful accomplishment of CQUIN target for antipsychotic prescribing. In order to achieve this target within the quarter I have been liaising service managers within localities and engaging consultants by communicating the rationale and purpose of this CQUIN target through various medical staff committees
I had a great opportunity to contribute to the quality and innovation agenda of our trust by successfully applying for and then leading on national improvement programme, Winterbourne medication management programme, initiated by NHS England and NHIQS. I am an active member of Learning Disability Transformation Group within our trust to help provide a new and enlightened direction to learning disability services within our trust. This is in response to changing landscape of learning disability services following the Winterbourne view hospital tragedy.