Management and Administration Team
Chief Executive Officer – Ms Lucy Warner
Lucy Warner has previously worked with NHS England as the Responding to Concerns Lead, focusing on concerns in the medical workforce and with the NHS Re-validation Support Team supporting the implementation of appraisal and re-validation for doctors in England. She also works as an independent advisor on Clinical Governance.
Lucy has over 20 years NHS experience ranging across many aspects of health care, working with practices, local and national teams and including a stint in Gibraltar.
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
Lucie Thorn is our Operations Manager and is the primary contact point for all enquiries and referrals. Lucie has worked within the NHS for 10 years, in both clinical and non-clinical roles.
She manages the PHP service focusing on the day to day duties, ensuring that patient care is at the centre of what we do.
Her key responsibilities include compiling data on performance delivery and supporting funding developments, managing systems for patient care, improving quality through policies and protocols, and staff development and training. She is also leads operational budget 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 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.
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
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.
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 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 in the Addictions at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM). She trained at Trinity College Dublin, and did a medical rotation in Dublin before training in psychiatry at St Patrick’s Hospital in Dublin, and at Barts and the Maudsley in London. She has long experience of working with healthcare professionals with mental health and addiction problems and has also been a GMC Medical Supervisor and Examiner for many years. She has been the Royal College of Psychiatrists Health for Health Professionals lead and is a founding member of the College’s Psychiatrists’ Support Service.
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.