Mental Health: Better, Faster and Earlier Help
- 08:30 - 16:45
- Manchester Conference Centre
Dr Adrian James MB BS FRCPsych MSc has been a Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist at Langdon Hospital, Dawlish Devon since 1994 and is Registrar for the Royal College of Psychiatrists leading on policy, communication and parliamentary public and member relations. He currently leads the Zero Suicide Collaborative in South West England and presented on suicide prevention at the Annual Forum of the Institute for Health Improvement in Florida in December 2014. Dr James is the Former Medical Director of Devon Partnership NHS Trust and Founding Chair of the School of Psychiatry at the Peninsular Deanery (2006-2008).
Between 2007 and 2011 he was the elected Chair of the South West Division of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and sat on the Council of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in this capacity.
In 2010 he was appointed as the Chair of the Westminster Parliamentary Liaison Committee of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (attending the three main Party Conferences 2011-15 in this capacity). Between 2013- 2015 Dr James was Clinical Director for Mental Health, Dementia and Neurology, working for NHS England (South West). He was the lead author of the textbook Clinical Governance in Mental Health and Learning Disability Services, published by Gaskell in 2005. He has also acted as a Reviewer and Clinical Expert for the Healthcare Commission and its successor organisation the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
Outside work he is a keen cyclist and occasional panto Dame.