The PHP1 Team
Medical Director – Dr Clare Gerada MBE FRCP FRCGP MRCPsych
Dr Gerada is a registered Medical Practitioner with an understanding of and experience in the provision of general practice, mental health and addiction services. She undertook her psychiatric training at the Maudsley and Bethlam Hospitals, 1986 – 1990.
Since 1991 Dr Gerada has worked as a Principal in General Practice though has maintained her interest and expertise in the addiction field. Dr Gerada writes, teaches and lectures widely on the subject of the role of general practitioners in the care of substance misusers. Since 1993 Dr Gerada has been the lead clinician for the Consultancy Liaison Addiction Service which provides support to general practitioners such that they are able to deliver effective care to drug users.
Dr Gerada has held a number of national roles, including, Senior Policy Advisor Department of Health, Drugs and Alcohol. Director of RCGP Substance Misuse Use Unit & was Chair of RCGP National Expert Group on Substance Misuse. In both of these roles, Dr Gerada provided national leadership in substance misuse, developing the RCGP Certificate in Substance Misuse and supporting the creation of shared care working across England.
Director Primary Care, National Clinical Governance Support Team, 2003-2006: responsible in part for developing Governments’ response to the Shipman Inquiry. Vice Chair RCGP 2007 – 2010. Chair RCGP 2011 – 2013
Chief Executive Officer – Ms Lucy Warner
Ms Lucy Warner currently works as a policy advisor to the Department of Health (Quality, Regulation Post Shipman, GMC Affiliates). Ms Warner was Head of Primary Care for NHS Clinical Governance Support Team.
Ms Warner is an experienced senior manager with over 20 years NHS experience ranging across many aspects of health care delivery within primary and secondary care.
Clinical Director – Mr Richard Jones RMN MSc BSc MAREBT
Richard is a Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, Specialist Nurse and an Independent Prescriber. As well as seeing practitioner patients for Rational Emotive/ Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Richard also undertakes initial assessments alongside his case management role.
For the last 10 years Richard has been working as an RMN and has worked with people in the most acute stages of mental illness in a variety of different settings. He has also worked as a Lecturer/ Practitioner, and college tutor at King’s College London during this time. Prior to joining PHP, Richard worked as a Specialist Nurse Researcher at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. He has a clinical background in early onset psychosis, psychiatric intensive care, forensic medium secure, as well as acute and general psychiatric in-patient care.
Richard’s areas of interest include clinical perfectionism, anxiety disorders, depression, shame, bi polar disorder, and psychosis.
Director of Strategy & Services – Lynne Simpson
Lynne Simpson is the PHP Director of Strategy and services and leads the development of the service. Lynne has worked in the NHS and at the Department of Health for over 20 years. She is an experienced senior manager and has undertaken many roles including; strategic service delivery, business development, programme and project delivery, policy development, and performance management.
She has the overview of the PHP service and focuses on external service development including liaison with commissioners and provision of external care.
Operations Manager – Lucie Thorn
Miss Lucie Thorn is our Operations Manager and is the primary contact point for all enquiries and referrals. Lucie has worked in the NHS in both clinical and administrative roles over several years, and achieved two Diplomas in healthcare management.
Administration Lead – Tom Alexander
Tom Alexander works alongside Operations Manager Lucie Thorn dealing with all the enquiries and referrals coming into the PHP office.He ensures the smooth running of the service by handling appointments, letters, reports, filing and invoicing; he also assists with the weekly team meeting. Tom has worked for several years in the NHS and the third sector, including working in acute mental health services, and for a homelessness charity.
Therapist – Sheila Jones
Sheila has over 20 years experience in Counselling, Psychodynamic and Psychoanalytical Psychotherapy combined and is a member of the Lincoln Clinic & Centre for Psychotherapy. She worked as a Student Counsellor and has extended her work with a wide variety of people from students to Counselling in a Dr’s surgery working in a Multi-disciplinary Team. Her experience extends among other things to working with those suffering with depression resulting from work and family related problems, to those struggling with eating disorders, drug and alcohol problems, bereavement, relationship problems, poor self esteem and identity issues.
Sheila also works with other professional organisations in her capacity as a Therapist as well as working in private practice. She is a professional member of the British Psychoanalytical Council (BPC)
Psychiatrist – Dr Max Henderson MBBS MSc PhD MRCP MRCPsych
Dr Max Henderson is a consultant liaison psychiatrist at PHP. He trained at Guy’s & St Thomas’s and did his medical rotation in Romford and then trained in psychiatry at the Maudsley. Max has extensive experience in liaison psychiatry, in particular occupational medicine. Dr Henderson was an MRC Research Fellow investigating lifecourse risks for long term sickness absence. Max was Chair of a National group of trainees and new consultants in liaison psychiatry.
Max currently works at the South London and Maudsley Hospital.
Psychiatrist – Dr James Anderson MA MB MChir MRCP MRCPsych DFP
Dr James Anderson is a Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist working with PHP. He trained at Cambridge University and King’s College Hospital, London. He was a hospital physician before becoming a psychiatrist. He then trained in Forensic Psychiatry at The Maudsley. He has been a Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist at The Bracton Centre Medium Secure Unit, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust since 1995. He also teaches at the Institute of Psychiatry.
Psychiatrist – Dr Jane Marshall MRCPI FRCPsych
Dr Jane Marshall is a Consultant Psychiatrist and Senior Lecturer in the Addictions at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) and the National Addiction Centre, London since 1994.
Her clinical work includes running a specialist out-patient and in-patient alcohol service and also an out-patient service for addicted healthcare professionals. Education and training commitments include being lead clinician for an MSc programme in the Clinical and Public Health Aspects of Addiction. Jane has experience of working with GMC and GDC health procedures.
Since 2003 she has been Joint Co-Director of Flexible Training at the Royal College of Psychiatrists. She is a founding member of the College’s Psychiatrists’ Support Service Committee.
Psychotherapist – Jahque Price-Rees MBACP Senior Accred, UKRCP Reg, MBACP Senior Accred Supervisor
Jahque is a specialist in working psychotherapeutically with complex mental health issues and dual diagnosis, and the correlation to varied psychopathology and abuse and deprivation.
As an Integrative therapist and supervisor she is versed in several models of therapy, most notably psychodynamic, humanistic, transpersonal psychology, and cognitive skills and practice. She has also trained in Somatic Trauma Therapy.
She worked for several years as a clinical lead in the addiction field where she managed and supervised clinical teams in residential, and out patient treatment services. Since 1998 she has worked in private practice, and runs a clinical consultancy in Hampstead.
GP & Cognitive Behavioural Therapist – Dr Claire Gallagher MBBS BSc MRCGP Dip Occ Med Dip CBT
Claire is a GP who works within PHP seeing patients for initial assessments, follow up appointments and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) interventions. She qualified from University College and Middlesex School of Medicine in 1989. After GP training in Portsmouth she worked as a GP partner in Muswell Hill, North London for 7 years. She then lived abroad for 18 months when she studied for Diploma of Occupational Medicine (via University of Manchester) and did Praxis CBT training (via University of Northumbria). She has 8 years of experience working for Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust providing CBT for patients with eating disorders. She is also Clinical Lead for St Ann’s Eating Disorders Service at the Homerton Bariatric Service providing psychological assessments before and after bariatric surgery. She joined PHP in 2011. In 2012 she completed the Diploma in Cognitive Behavoiural Therapy at Royal Holloway University of London.
MSc Addictions, BA Psychology, Registered Psychiatric Nurse, Diploma in Counselling. – Rory O’Connor
Rory has worked for 40 years in mental health and addiction and has extensive experience in managing programmes for health professionals and veterinary surgeons with mental illness and addictive disorders. Currently Clinical Advisor to NHS England who act as commissioners to the Practitioner Health Programme.