COVID-19 Mental Health WEBINAR Series

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Who should attend

All psychiatric doctors and GPs with an interest in medical topics related to COVID-19.

Multidisciplinary clinicians (incl. pharmacists, nurses and OTs) in mental health settings.

Clinicians working in medical settings with an interest in the psychiatric aspects of COVID-19.

You must register to attend, however, you can sign up and be notifed of access to each webinar.
You can attend as many or as little as you wish.
Further dates will be released in due course.

ABOUT THE WEBINAR SERIES

COVID-19 has brought a significant shift in our day-to-day lives and clinical realities. Psychiatrists are required to manage an ever-evolving series of medical problems. The COVID-19 Mental Health Webinar Series is primarily aimed at all frontline healthcare professionals working in psychiatry, but also clinicians with an interest in the psychiatric aspects of COVID-19. Curated and delivered by leading Psychiatrists and Physicians, who have kindly given their time and dedication at pace, the webinars have a practical focus, aspiring to be of practical use in a range of clinical settings linked to psychiatric services. 

The COVID-19 Mental Health Webinar Series is free to access.

Programme Director

Dr Faisil Sethi

Dr Faisil Sethi

MA (Cantab) MBBS MScDIC LLM DipStat FRCPsych

Dr Sethi is a Consultant Psychiatrist in Psychiatric Intensive Care (PICU) at the Maudsley Hospital in London. Dr Sethi has over a decade of clinical experience in the PICU assessment and management of acute clinical crises. He was a past Vice Chair of the National Association of Psychiatric Intensive Care Units (NAPICU) and a past Elected Member of the General Adult Psychiatry Faculty Executive at the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Programme LEADS

Dr Lucy Blake

Dr Lucy Blake

Dr Blake is a specialist registrar training in general adult and older adult psychiatry. Lucy has spent the past 8 months working in Psychiatric Intensive Care (PICU) at the Maudsley Hospital in London. Her clinical and service development interests include the management behavioural disturbance, improving access to sexual and reproductive health for women with serious mental illness and promoting staff wellbeing and retention through the Arts.

Dr Sotiris Posporelis

Dr Sotiris Posporelis

I am a Consultant Liaison Neuropsychiatrist in the NHS. Employed by South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, my main workplace is King's College Hospital. I specialize in treatment and management of the psychiatric complications of neurological disorders. In addition to my clinical role, I hold a Honorary Senior Clinical Lectureship at the IoPPN and serve as the Academic Secretary of the RCPsych’s London Division. www.linkedin.com/in/posporelis

PAST WEBINARS

WEBINAR ONE

Tuesday 12 May 2020

17:25-19:45 (GMT+1)

17:35 – 17:55 [Inc. Q&A]

Infectious Diseases & Mental/Public Health

The Link: Infection and Mental Health

Dr Matthew Butler

17:55 – 18:35 [Inc. Q&A]

Physical Health Medicine

Clinical Assessment & Management of COVID-19

COVID-19: Classifying Disease Severity

Dr Siamak Baktiari

18:35 – 19:00 [Inc. Q&A]

Hot Topic

Implications for Clozapine Pharmacotherapy in the Pandemic

Professor David Taylor

19:00 – 19.40 [Inc. Q&A]

Psychiatric Medicine

Restrictive Practices in the Psychiatric Inpatient Setting and the Law

Dr David O’Flynn

The Pharmacological Management of Acute Disturbance (Pre-RT & RT)

Dr Sophie Butler

19:40 – 19:45

Closing Session to Learning Event Chair: Dr Faisil Sethi

WEBINAR TWO

Thursday 14 May 2020

17:25-19:45 (GMT+1)

17:35 – 17:55 [Inc. Q&A]

Infectious Diseases & Mental/Public Health

The Impact: Adjusting to the COVID-19 Reality

Dr Matthew Butler

17:55 – 18:35 [Inc. Q&A]

Physical Health Medicine

The Diagnosis and Management of Common Cardiac Pathology Disease in the Psychiatric Patient

Conducting A Cardiological Assessment/Examination In The Psychiatric Patient

Dr Kim Rajappan

18:35 – 19:00 [Inc. Q&A]

Hot Topic

The Differential Diagnosis and Management of Pyrexia

Dr Andrew Howe

19:00 – 19.40 [Inc. Q&A]

Psychiatric Medicine

Risk Mitigations for COVID-19 in the Psychiatric Inpatient Setting

Dr Lucy Blake

Making Sense of the COVID-19 Infective Window in the Psychiatric Inpatient Setting

Dr Luke Skelton

19:40 – 19:45

Closing Session to Learning Event Chair: Dr Faisil Sethi

WEBINAR THREE

Tuesday 26 May 2020

17:25-19:45 (GMT+1)

17:35 – 17:55 [Inc. Q&A]

Infectious Diseases & Mental/Public Health

Pandemics: SARS and Acute Effects on mental health

Dr Jonathan Rogers

17:55 – 18:35 [Inc. Q&A]

Physical Health Medicine

COVID Series: The Identification/Management of Neurological Syndromes in the Psychiatric Patient

Dr Biba Stanton

18:35 – 19:00 [Inc. Q&A]

Hot Topic

Lithium and Depot Antipsychotic Pharmacotherapy in the Pandemic

Professor David Taylor

19:00 – 19.40 [Inc. Q&A]

Psychiatric Medicine

Delirium: an update

Dr Sotiris Posporelis

COVID-19 and its Impact on Mood, Anxiety and Personality Disorders

Dr Catherine Louise Murphy

19:40 – 19:45

Closing Session to Learning Event Chair: Dr Faisil Sethi

WEBINAR FOUR

Thursday 28 May 2020

17:25-19:45 (GMT+1)

17:35 – 17:55 [Inc. Q&A]

Infectious Diseases & Mental/Public Health

Pandemics: SARS and Chronic Effects on mental health

Dr Jonathan Rogers

17:55 – 18:35 [Inc. Q&A]

Physical Health Medicine

COVID Series: The Diagnosis and Management of Common Respiratory Disease in the Psychiatric Patient

Dr Anthony Martinelli

18:35 – 19:00 [Inc. Q&A]

Hot Topic

Recognising and Managing Sepsis

Dr Ria Pugh

19:00 – 19.40 [Inc. Q&A]

Psychiatric Medicine

Inpatient Psychiatric Prescribing and the Impact of COVID-19

Kalliope Vallianatou

Neuroleptic Malignant and Serotonin Syndrome: A Refresher

Dr Margaret Butler

19:40 – 19:45

Closing Session to Learning Event Chair: Dr Faisil Sethi

WEBINAR FIVE

Tuesday 9 June 2020

17:25-19:45 (GMT+1)

17:35 – 17:55 [Inc. Q&A]

Infectious Diseases & Mental/Public Health

'Decision-making and Covid-19' (Part 1)

Dr Nuala Kane

17:55 – 18:35 [Inc. Q&A]

Physical Health Medicine

Coronavirus in conversation

Prof Babak Javid and Dr Faisil Sethi

18:35 – 19:00 [Inc. Q&A]

Hot Topic

The Coronavirus Act

Eric Baskind

19:00 – 19.40 [Inc. Q&A]

Psychiatric Medicine

Community Psychiatry in the Pandemic

Dr Steve Dye

Psychopathology of Lockdown

Dr Valeria Parlatini

19:40 – 19:45

Closing Session to Learning Event Chair: Dr Faisil Sethi

WEBINAR SIX

Thursday 11 June 2020

17:25-19:45 (GMT+1)

17:35 – 17:55 [Inc. Q&A]

Infectious Diseases & Mental/Public Health

'Decision-making and Covid-19' (Part 2)

Dr Nuala Kane

17:55 – 18:15 [Inc. Q&A]

Physical Health Medicine 1

Haematological changes associated with COVID-19

Dr Iram Saeed

18.15 – 18:35 [Inc. Q&A]

Hot Topic 1

Understanding Catatonia

Dr Paris Hosseini

18:35 – 19:00 [Inc. Q&A]

Hot Topic 2

Leadership Across Teams in the Covid Crisis

Dr Marta Dell'Aringa

19:00 – 19.40 [Inc. Q&A]

Psychiatric Medicine

The impact of COVID-19 on Perinatal Psychiatry

Dr Elizabeth Rose

Domestic Abuse and COVID-19

Dr Marilia Calcia

19:40 – 19:45

Closing Session to Learning Event Chair: Dr Faisil Sethi

WEBINAR SEVEN

Tuesday 23rd June 2020

17:25-19:45 (GMT+1)

17:35 – 17:55 [Inc. Q&A]

Infectious Diseases & Mental/Public Health

Ethical Challenges Arising in Mental Health Settings During the Pandemic

Dr Christian Brown

17.55 – 18:15 [Inc. Q&A]

Hot Topic 1

Smoking Cessation in COVID Times

Mary Yates

18:15 – 18:35 [Inc. Q&A]

Hot Topic 2

Non-contact Physical Health Monitoring and COVID Implications

Laura Woods

18:35 – 19.15 [Inc. Q&A]

Psychiatric Medicine

Community Services and Personality Disorder: How the Covid 19 Pandemic reminds us of what we already knew.

Dr Oliver Dale

Could COVID 19 lead to increased rates of psychosis?

Dr Sameer Jauhar

19:15 – 19:25

Closing Session to Learning Event Chair: Dr Faisil Sethi

WEBINAR EIGHT

Thursday 25th June 2020

17:25-19:45 (GMT+1)

17:35 – 17:55 [Inc. Q&A]

Infectious Diseases & Mental/Public Health

Equality and the Pandemic

Dr Lorraine Gordon

17:55 – 18:15 [Inc. Q&A]

Physical Health Medicine 1

Addressing Sexual and Reproductive Health Care needs in Psychiatric Care

Dr Rudiger Pittroff

18.15 – 18:35 [Inc. Q&A]

Hot Topic 1

PPE and Inpatient Psychiatric Interventions

Roland Dix

18:35 – 19:00 [Inc. Q&A]

Hot Topic

Vitamin D and COVID-19

Dr Fiona Gaughran

19:00 – 19.40 [Inc. Q&A]

Psychiatric Medicine

Psychological Support: My Nightingale Journey

Dr Dinal Vekaria

Managing Addictions in COVID-19

Dr Allison Edwards

19:40 – 19:45

Closing Session to Learning Event Chair: Dr Faisil Sethi

FINAL WEBINAR

Tuesday 7th July 2020

17:25-19:45 (GMT+1)

17:35 – 17:45

REFLECTIONS FROM MEDICAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT

Dr Matthew Beadman

17:45 – 18:20 [Inc. Q&A]

FACE TO FACE WITH COVID: PSYCHOLOGY IN THE ACUTE HEALTHCARE SETTING

Dr Kylie Mitchell

SUPPORTING HOSPITAL STAFF DURING THE COVID CRISIS

Dr Martin Parsons

18:20 – 18:55 [Inc. Q&A]

Trauma and the Pandemic

Dr Idit Albert

PSYCHOLOGICAL PPE (as developed at the NHS Nightingale)

Chloe Kitto

18:55 – 19:25

DIGITAL MENTAL HEALTH INNOVATION

Dr Omer Moghraby and Dr Barbara Arroyo

MENTAL & PHYSICAL HEALTH RESEARCH

Dr Fiona Gaughran

18:25 – 19:35

COVID, PHYSICAL AND PSYCHIATRIC MEDICINE: SERIES REFLECTIONS

Dr Sotiris Posporelis & Dr Lucy Blake

19:30 – 19:40 [Inc. Q&A]

CLOSING & REFLECTIONS

Luis Macchiavello and Dr Faisil Sethi

Faculty members

Dr Barbara Arroyo

Dr Barbara Arroyo

Barbara is a Consultant Psychiatrist and deputy Chief Clinical Information Officer (dCCIO) at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Siamak Baktiari

Dr Siamak Baktiari

Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Al Qassimi Hospital, Dubai

Eric Baskind

Eric Baskind

Eric Baskind is a senior lecturer in law at Liverpool John Moores University and a consultant and expert witness in violence reduction and the safer use of force. Over the past 35 years, Eric has been instructed as an expert witness both in the UK and in other countries in more than 3,000 cases involving restraint-related injuries and deaths including by the Prison Officers’ Association, Police Federation, numerous hospital trusts, and the Home Office/Ministry of Justice. Amongst the organisations he is advising are the High Secure Hospitals where he is the Independent Expert Advisor to the Violence Reduction Manual Steering Group and the Scottish Prison Service where he is reviewing the use of force across the Scottish prison estate.

Dr Christian Brown

Dr Christian Brown

Psychiatrist (SpR in Forensic Psychiatry), Springfield University Hospital, South West London & St. George’s Mental Health NHS Trust. He has been a member of the St. George’s Clinical Ethics Committee since 2016 and is a member of the newly formed Ethics Group in SWLStG Mental Health Trust. Recently, he contributed to an article exploring ethical and legal issues arising from the isolation of mental health patients during COVID-19.

Dr Margaret Butler

Dr Margaret Butler

Dr Margaret Butler is a Core Psychiatry trainee at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Matthew Butler

Dr Matthew Butler

Dr Matt Butler MBChB MRes is an NIHR academic clinical fellow at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. His clinical and research interests are in neuropsychiatry. Current role: Core Trainee in psychiatry (SLaM) and academic clinical fellow (KCL).

Dr Sophie Butler

Dr Sophie Butler

Dr Sophie Butler is specialist registrar training in general adult psychiatry in SLaM. After working for a year on PICU she regularly lectures and runs workshops for trainees on rapid tranquilisation and seclusion. She is currently undertaking a Masters in Clinical Education and is Lead for the Undergraduate Year 4 Mental Health Block KCL (Kings College London).

Dr Marilia Calcia

Dr Marilia Calcia

Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist at King’s College Hospital, where she works at the Mental Health Liaison Team and the Diabetes Psychiatry and Psychology Service. She is a doctoral researcher at the Section of Women’s Mental Health, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN), King’s College London (KCL) and is currently studying the response of mental health services to domestic abuse perpetration.

Dr Oliver Dale

Dr Oliver Dale

Dr Oliver Dale is a Consultant Psychiatrist and a Jungian Analyst. He is the clinical lead for the Hammersmith & Fulham Personality Disorder Service and the interim Clinical Director for the Psychological Medicine Serviceline in West London NHS Trust. He is a Co-President of the British and Irish Group for the Study of Personality Disorder (BIGSPD) and an executive member of the General Adult Faculty (Royal College of Psychiatrists). He was co-editor of the RCPsych Position Statement on Services for People Diagnosable with Personality Disorder (Jan 2020). His interests include social psychiatry, public health approaches in mental health, service design and co-production.

Dr Marta Dell'Aringa

Dr Marta Dell'Aringa

Consultant Psychiatrist on an acute inpatient ward at the Maudsley. She joined South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust in 2019, after more than a decade in East London NHS Foundation Trust, where she had been working across the community and the inpatient settings. She chairs the Southwark MAC.

Roland Dix

Roland Dix

Roland started his career in mental health as a Nursing Assistant in 1984. He became an Enrolled Nurse in 1988 and a Staff Nurse in 1992. Roland was appointed Unit Manager and Clinical Nurse Specialist for the Greyfriars Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit in 1993. During 1996, with others, Roland formed the National PICU group, the forerunner of NAPICU.

Roland has been an invited advisor for several European countries’ acute mental health services including Norway, Iceland and the Netherlands.

Roland has remained a committed Executive Committee member for NAPICU and is an active commentator on issues of psychiatric intensive care both within the UK and abroad.

Dr Steve Dye

Dr Steve Dye

I am a Consultant Psychiatrist who is working in Suffolk. I work in a community assessment service which provides a link between primary and secondary care. Until 2 years ago I was a PICU consultant but after XX years, I needed a break! I am also a Medical member of the First Tier Tribunal (Health, Education and Social Care): Mental Health (what was known as the Mental Health Review Tribunal service) and currently studying for an MSc in Medical Statistics.

Dr Allison Edwards

Dr Allison Edwards

Dr Allison Edwards MB BS BSc MRCPsych is a Specialist General Adult Psychiatry Registrar. She is currently working within an Addictions service in South London and the Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. Her interests include patient safety, cross cultural psychiatry and spirituality & mental health.

Dr Fiona Gaughran

Dr Fiona Gaughran

Dr Fiona Gaughran is Lead Consultant for the National Psychosis Service and Director of R&D at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and a Reader in Psychopharmacology and Physical Health at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience. As part of her role, Dr Gaughran is responsible for implementing new, evidence-based approaches to help people with treatment resistant psychosis. Her research is largely focused on the interface between physical health and severe mental illness. She has published over 150 papers and book chapters and co-edited books on “Treatment Refractory Schizophrenia” and “Physical Health in Schizophrenia”.

Dr Lorraine Gordon

Dr Lorraine Gordon

Dr Lorraine Gordon is a Consultant Counselling Psychologist and Listening into Action Trust Lead with a focus on improving the experience of BAME staff. She is former Head of Service for an Integrated Psychological Therapies Team based at the Maudsley Hospital. Lorraine works with adults with complex and severe mental health needs and has taught on post-graduate clinical and counselling psychology programmes for a number of years on the topics of culture and diversity.

Dr Bethan Harries

Dr Bethan Harries

Dr Harries is a staff grade doctor working in the Psychiatric Intensive Care (PICU) at the Maudsley Hospital in London

Dr Paris Hosseini

Dr Paris Hosseini

Dr Paris Hosseini is a Core Trainee in Psychiatry at South London and the Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. She is currently working in General Adult Psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital.

Dr Andrew Howe

Dr Andrew Howe

Dr Andrew Howe is a specialist register training in general adult psychiatry in SLaM. He is currently undertaking an MA in Jungian and post Jungian studies, has an interest in depth psychologies and personality disorders and is training as a dynamic interpersonal therapist. He runs the history of psychiatry SSC at St George’s University. He has published journal articles related to the history of psychiatry, PICU and Therapeutic Communities.

Dr Sameer Jauhar

Dr Sameer Jauhar

Sameer graduated in Medicine from Glasgow University in 2002, also completing a degree in Public Health and Epidemiology. He moved to the Institute of Psychiatry in 2012, to conduct PET imaging studies of the dopamine system in psychosis. His research interests are in psychosis and mood disorders, with a focus on psychopharmacology and molecular imaging. He has published over 70 peer reviewed publications, his work being recognised through various awards, including the British Association for Psychopharmacology Senior Clinical Award in 2019. He has worked as a Consultant Psychiatrist within Early Intervention in Psychosis services throughout South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust since 2012.

Prof Babak Javid

Prof Babak Javid

Professor, Tsinghua University School of Medicine, Wellcome Trust Investigator, and Consultant in Infectious Diseases, Cambridge University Hospitals. Babak Javid is an infectious diseases physician scientist and Wellcome Trust Investigator. He went to medical school at the University of Cambridge, and underwent basic medical training at the Hammersmith and University College Hospitals, London. He then studied for a PhD in basic immunobiology as an MRC training fellow back in Cambridge before completing specialist training in infectious diseases. He underwent postdoctoral training at Harvard as an MRC Clinician Scientist Fellow before moving to Beijing to take up a faculty position at Tsinghua. The principal research interest in the Javid laboratory is in tuberculosis pathophysiology and human immunity to tuberculosis. Dr. Javid will be moving to University of California San Francisco in the Division of Experimental Medicine later this year.

Dr Nuala Kane

Dr Nuala Kane

Dr Nuala Kane is an ST5 trainee in General and Older Adult Psychiatry at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. She is a clinical researcher with the Mental Health and Justice Project and an Mental Health Research UK MD(res) scholar researcing Contested Capacity Assessments at the IOPPN.

Chloe Kitto

Chloe Kitto

Chloe is the 'Wellbeing Team Lead, Training and Induction Programme, Nightingale London and Specialist Occupational Therapist at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. As the OT lead for the Chronic Pain team, she has enhanced the mental health care across inpatient and outpatient programmes through the initiation and delivery of staff training, including motivational interviewing skills, behavioural change, suicide/self-harm, and biopsychosocial assessment and treatment. Chloe is an Honorary Clinical Lecturer for UCL, having shaped and taught the Chronic Pain module for the MSc in Physical Therapy in Musculoskeletal Healthcare and Rehabilitation for the past four years. Chloe is currently completing her Msc in Mental Health Sciences Research with UCL, with her dissertation now changed to capture her experiences at the NHS Nightingale, Chloe led the Wellbeing Team within the Nightingale Training and Induction programme where she developed the concept of 'Psychological PPE' within a multidisciplinary team. Chloe believes that antipodeans make the best coffee and is most at peace when standing atop a mountain.

Dr Anthony Martinelli

Dr Anthony Martinelli

Anthony is a Clinical PhD Fellow in cell biology at Cambridge, currently seconded back to the NHS as a Respiratory Registrar to help with the SARS-CoV2 pandemic. Since his time as a psychiatry SHO at Springfield, he has been interested in the overlap between physical and mental health.

Dr Omer Moghraby

Dr Omer Moghraby

Omer Moghraby is a Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist and Lead Clinician in Lewisham CAMHS, part of South London and the Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. He has also recently been appointed deputy Chief Clinical Information Officer. He trained at the Maudsley and IOP, having recently graduated from Kings College London. He trained in Child Psychiatry in East London and at Great Ormond Street hospital scheme. He has always had an interested in digital mental health / informatics, leading on a number of local and national projects. He is currently the finance officer of the Royal College of Psychiatrists Informatics Committee and has, on their behalf, delivered a number of lectures and training workshops at national and international conferences.

Dr Catherine Louise Murphy

Dr Catherine Louise Murphy

Dr Catherine Louise Murphy is a Consultant Psychiatrist in the community, working in an Assessment and Liaison team. This involves assessing patients across the broad spectrum of mental disorders. She has a special interest in working with individuals who have diagnoses of personality disorders and she has trained as a therapist in mentalization-based treatment.

Dr David O'Flynn

Dr David O'Flynn

Dr David O’Flynn has been Consultant Rehabilitation Psychiatrist with SLaM since 2001, and has worked in a range of rehabilitation locations in Lambeth, both in the community and in hospital settings. He was Consultant to Tony Hillis Unit 2008 – 2020, a secure rehabilitation unit for men living with treatment resistant psychosis. He has been SLaM Clinical MHA Lead since 2012. He’s been instrumental in operationalising CQC visit feedback with the consultant body. We recently he’s been working with Dr Geraldine Strathdee, SLaM NED and former Mental Health Director NHS England on Human Rights led approach to the Mental Health Act. He was an invited expert to the Principles work group of the MHA Review and continues on the MHA Review QI work stream. He works widely across mental health and the creative arts. He is Chair of the Adamson Collection Trust, an internationally recognised mid-20th century collection of art by people living in a UK asylum.

Dr Valeria Parlatini

Dr Valeria Parlatini

Valeria is a Clinical Lecturer in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at King’s College London and Specialty Registrar in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. She is currently working in Southwark community CAMHS, and is involved in a project aimed at measuring the impact of the covid-19 pandemic on the mental health of young people and their families.

Dr Martin Parsons

Dr Martin Parsons

Martin has been working with the liaison psychiatry team at King’s for the past two and a half years having been appointed as the team’s first psychologist under a national expansion of liaison services. Prior to that he has worked in community settings with adults and older adults and has special interests in trauma and health psychology. He has recently acted up as the head of adult clinical health psychology for King’s and is due to now commence a new role developing a staff support service in A&E.

Dr Rudiger Pittrof

Dr Rudiger Pittrof

Rudi qualified in Germany and has worked in the UK, Europe and sub-Saharan Africa in general medicine, obstetrics and gynaecology, and academic public health before becoming a consultant in community sexual health and HIV. He works at GSTT but also as an Hon consultant at SLaM and as an Hon Associate Prof at LHSTM. His main interests are sexual and reproductive health rights and care for highly marginalised people.

Dr Kim Rajappan

Dr Kim Rajappan

Kim Rajappan is a Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist at the John Radcliffe Hospital, part of the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He is involved in the investigation and treatment of patients with all forms of arrhythmia problems including ablation and device therapy. His research and clinical interests are focussed on catheter ablation of complex cardiac arrhythmias including atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia. He is an active member of the British Heart Rhythm Society, an Executive Committee member of the Arrhythmia Alliance and Program Director for Heart rhythm Congress, the largest national arrhythmia meeting in the UK. He has published over 80 peer reviewed papers, lectures nationally and internationally, and is one of the editors of the Oxford Handbook of Cardiac Electrophysiology and Catheter Ablation. He travels internationally to help teach Electrophysiologists in other countries new techniques in ablation, particularly advanced cardiac mapping of arrhythmias and implantation of ICD/CRT devices.

Dr Ria Pugh

Dr Ria Pugh

Dr Pugh is a core trainee psychiatrist working in Psychiatric Intensive Care (PICU) at the Maudsley Hospital in London.

Dr Jonathan Rogers

Dr Jonathan Rogers

Dr Jonathan Rogers MA MRCP MRCPsych is a Wellcome Trust Clinical Training Fellow in the Division of Psychiatry, University College London and a Specialty Registrar in General Adult and Old Age Psychiatry at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. His research focusses on the neurobiological basis of severe psychiatric illness and clinical neuropsychiatry.

Dr Elizabeth Rose

Dr Elizabeth Rose

Dr Rose is a specialist registrar in general adult psychiatry at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust having previously completed core training in Edinburgh. Her current post is split between the Perinatal Community Service and Liaison Psychiatry Service in Lewisham, South East London. She has maintained her interest in women’s health since medical school and has clinical and research experience in sexual and reproductive health with a focus on improving access to vulnerable women and those in resource poor settings.

Dr Luke Skelton

Dr Luke Skelton

Dr Skelton is a psychiatry registrar working in the Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at the Maudsley Hospital in London. Prior to his psychiatry training he spent two years working in acute medicine and completed an MSc in Palliative Care. He is a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Roehampton and a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellow.

Dr Iram Saeed

Dr Iram Saeed

Dr Iram Saeed is an ST7 in Haematology at Kings College Hospital, London.
She did the MCPS FCPS from Pakistan and later pursued career in haematology after completing MRCP.
She is also experienced in teaching medical students in UK and went on to do postgraduate certificate in clinical education.

Dr Biba Stanton

Dr Biba Stanton

Dr Stanton is a consultant neurologist at King's College Hospital and South London & Maudsley NHS Trusts. She has a particular clinical interest in functional neurological disorder (FND), as well as behavioural symptoms in neurological disease. She runs a specialist clinic for FND at King’s College Hospital and contributes to the Maudsley Hospital neuropsychiatry service. She also leads the inpatient tertiary neurology service at King’s. She runs a module on the MSc in Clinical Neuropsychiatry at King’s College London. She is research active as a principal investigator in FND trials. She graduated from Newcastle University with honours and distinction in 2000. Her postgraduate training took place at the Maudsley Hospital, King's College Hospital, the Royal Free Hospital and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. She has a PhD in psychology from King's College London, having undertaken neuropsychology and functional imaging research into apathy in neurodegenerative disorders. She is a member of the Council of the Association of British Neurologists and has roles at NICE and NHS England.

Prof David Taylor

Prof David Taylor

David Taylor is Director of Pharmacy and Pathology at the Maudsley Hospital and Professor of Psychopharmacology at King’s College, London, UK
Professor Taylor has been the lead author of the Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines since their inception in 1993. The Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines have sold over 300,000 copies in thirteen editions and twelve languages. David has also authored over 300 clinical papers in journals such as the Lancet, BMJ, British Journal of Psychiatry and Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. These papers have been cited over 13,000 times. David was a member of the UK Department of Transport expert panel that introduced drug-driving regulation. He is currently a member of the UK government’s Advisory Council on Misuse of Drugs. Professor Taylor has an H Index of 62.

Kalliope Vallianatou

Kalliope Vallianatou

Kalliopi is a senior clinical pharmacist working at the National Centre for Psychiatric Medicines Information at the Maudsley hospital Pharmacy. She has extensive experience in providing advice to healthcare professional and support to patients in substance misuse, child and adolescent psychiatry and general psychiatry and is a Non-Medical Prescriber. She has been involved in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students, nurses and doctors as well as advice in patient and carer’s events and charities.

Dr Dinal Vekaria

Dr Dinal Vekaria

Dr Dinal Vekaria is a Consultant Psychiatrist and Deputy Director of Medical Education/Medical Lead for trainees in Hertfordshire. During the pandemic he has been working on inpatient wards and in the community. He was part of the NHS Nightingale London Teaching Faculty, which delivered teaching and training to clinical staff. He is also the Deputy Director of Education for the National Association of Psychiatric Intensive Care Units.

Laura Woods

Laura Woods

Laura Woods is a Consultant Nurse working in Forensic Mental Health. After working in Psychiatric Intensive Care for nine years, Laura moved to managing a health care service within the prison service. During this time, she gained an MSc in Clinical Forensic Psychiatry and qualified as an Independent Prescriber. Based now within a secure hospital in the south east of England, Laura is training to be an Approved Clinician and is passionate about promoting clinical career pathways for nurses.

Mary Yates

Mary Yates

Mary Yates is Nurse Consultant for Health Promotion & Wellbeing in South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. For the last 7 years, she has provided trust-wide leadership for the smokefree programme. She was expert advisor to the NICE committees who developed guidance on smoking in 2013 and 2020. Mary is an active member of the Mental Health & Smoking Partnership which aims to ensure smokers with a mental health condition are not left behind.

Frequently asked questions

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COMMENTS from the previous mental health WEBINAR SERIES in April 2020

Below is just 10% of all the positive feedback received!

  • Very informative; concise/bullet points presentation and good time keeping
  • Concise , time keeping aspect and introduction and delivery of questions by the facilitator
  • Varied nature of topics, excellent speakers ,good timekeeping
  • Wide areas of interest; good presentation and audience interaction.
  • Important topics; wide coverage pertaining to day to day practice - very practically focused : essentials covered
  • Good to have knowledgeable presenters who were up to date with most recent COVID studies
  • 1) range of topics 2) expertise and quality of the speakers
  • I could attend it from my home; every one has similar questions as me; the information is very little and we are dealing with unknown
  • 1. Excellence. 2. Enthusiasm. 3 Relevance during this restricted time.
  • I could attend from home, hearing specialists speak, it was free!!!
  • Range and expertise of the speakers. Well organised. Very well thought out with respect to what is needed at this time.
  • I really enjoyed the panelists taking questions; I really enjoyed how smoothly the webinar has been run; all the panellists gave valuable information
  • All presentations clinically relevant. High standard of information
  • Good mix of quality information in a short time frame.
  • Time keeping , facilitation and organisation as a whole
  • I have already recommended this course to many colleagues.
  • Good impact . Will help me to think more and act more proactively if by any means I come across a patient with COVID-19 . Good applications in order areas of practice as well.

COMMENTS from previous radiology and ITU Webinars

Some positive things come out of the current COVID crisis
Consultant Intensivist
Good content, short lecture format, remote access, great!
Consultant Anaesthetist
I think the online streaming format really works, it should bring costs down, more environmentally friendly...should be used more often now.
Consultant Anaesthetist
Good of Infomed in developing this on-line teaching format so quickly, I guess this may be the future.
Consultant Anaesthetist
Excellent interactive course with new on line option that worked very well
Consultant Radiologist
Speakers, topics, timekeeping, helpful organiser and content all very good.
Consultant Anaesthetist
Excellent - the streaming service was excellent in audio and video. There was no lag between the delivery and the AV content.
Consultant Radiologist
I must say that I was very impressed, given current Coronavirus issues, at late notice sorted out online streaming of the conference that worked well. The organisers showed a good understanding of the situation. Well delivered and well done Infomed.
Consultant Radiologist
Great day, did well above expectation given the existing Covid-19 pandemic and the unexpected online streaming
Consultant Radiologist