This year, during covid-19, all healthcare services have rapidly changed the way in which they offer care to patients whether in hospitals or in the community. The pandemic has also changed the way in which we communicate with one another markedly. Challenging Conversations provides a forum for discussing many of these issues and focus on what we have learned and how we can make things better. It is an engaging, interesting and informative digital round table and brings together clinicians, experts and those with a range of lived experience. Please do register and come and be part of the conversation!
Tune in Thursday lunchtime at 1pm
Topic: Medication in Psychiatry? Do we need it? Have we ever got past the Bio-medical model?
Date: Thursday 25th February 2021
Watch previous webinars
Topic: Feeling festive? Is alcohol the other Grinch of Christmas? Is substance misuse a social or medical issue?
Date: Thursday 17th December 2020
Panelists: Ed Davie, Lambeth councillor, Derek Tracey, Cabinet Office Committee, Mike Kelleher, Becky Connelly, Alcohol Care Team.
Topic: Restrictive Practices – Do we need them? What are the alternatives?
Date: Thursday 26th November 2020
Panelists: Anthony Taylor, Mike Franklin, Lewys Beames, Carla Fourie & Jackie Edwards
Date: Thursday 29th October
Topic: BAME equalities: Are we doing enough?
Panelists Dr. Yetunde Ade-Serrano; Founder, Black and Asian Counselling Psychologists’ Group (BACPG), Myira Khan; Founder of the Muslim Counselling and Psychotherapist Network (MCAPN), Dr. Allison Edwards; General Adult Specialty Registrar (SLaM), Dr Rajesh Mohan; Psychiatrist (SLaM), Arleen Elson; Deputy Workforce Equalities Manager (SLaM)
Click here to view a full archive of our past webinars.
Meet the host
Dr. Geraldine Strathdee C.B.E. O.B.E. Hon. FRCPsych
Dr Strathdee has had a portfolio career as a frontline NHS clinician, and as an academic, medical manager, policy maker, regulator, global improvement consultant, and leader innovator. Her career has been committed to tackling the preventable causes of mental illhealth in populations, developing leaders with the skills to increase equitable access to high quality, effective safe services, delivered by well trained and supported staff, in the best of modern estates with digital and technology innovations. She is passionate about empowering patients and staff to develop their potential, and the promotion of kind, compassionate, least restrictive care, that achieves optimal social and clinical outcomes for patients and high quality family friendly roles for staff.
Dr. Strathdee is the former National Clinical Director for Mental Health, NHS England, a National Professional Adviser at the Care Quality Commission, Non-Executive Director at South London and Maudsley NHSFT, Non-Executive Director, Community Health Partnerships, Vice Patron of the Poppy Factory, Co-founder of the Zero Suicide Alliance, Visiting Professor of Integrated care at University College London, and she consults on a range of global mental health improvement programmes.
This programme is aimed at anyone working within, leading or affected by healthcare services! So come one, come all.
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