Mental Health – Adult Crisis and Acute Care

The clinical lead for the adult crisis and acute care mental health workstream was appointed in late 2018, with the endorsement of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

You can contact the project manager for this workstream at [email protected]

The GIRFT national report on mental health – adult crisis and acute care has now been published

Click here to download or view the report

Click here to read an overview of the report and its recommendations.

We’ve produced a short video with a summary of the report, including the key recommendations and opportunities for improvement.

On Tuesday 7th December, Dr Ian Davidson hosted a webinar to look at the findings and recommendations of the GIRFT national report for adult crisis and acute care mental health, and to discuss how the report can be used to address challenges facing the specialty and improve patient care.   You can view the webinar below.

Clinical Lead: Dr Ian Davidson

Consultant general adult psychiatrist at Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Ian Davidson is a consultant general adult psychiatrist at Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust with extensive experience of community and inpatient general psychiatry.  He has been a medical director, deputy chief executive and interim chief executive and is currently clinical quality lead for the trust.

He has held a variety of regional and national roles and has a background in research, education and national quality and improvement services, through to contributing to national policies – always alongside continuing clinical roles. He has also presented nationally and internationally on a range of topics, including care pathway development and evaluation.

Dr Davidson’s service development work has included helping design and commission a new hospital and procuring and implementing clinical IT systems, as well as care pathways. He has been, and remains,  a long term advocate for ensuring that people who access services, deliver services or are affected by services are able to help shape and review services through their development.

In addition to his roles within his trust he is currently a clinical adviser on the NHSE/I reducing mental health acute admission out-of-area support programme and Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Autism Champion.