Individual Partner: Andrew West, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist with Berkshire Healthcare NHS Trust
Preferred contact: [email protected]
Key Words: Resident in: UK ; Working in: UK ; Area(s) of Interest in VBP: Education (medical), Publications and Research (qualitative), Services (person-centered) (teamwork) (consultation and liaison), Other (Uncertainty in clinical practice, Culture of Healthcare); Related Area(s) of Interest: Communication skills; Area(s) of healthcare expertise: Mental health (Child, adolescent, and family. Liaison), Other (Dynamic and systemic practice, Mindfulness).
Brief Description of Work: My work is in Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Paediatric Liaison Psychiatry in the NHS. This is, or should be, a diverse and eclectic discipline with both evidence-based and values-based underpinnings. My interest is in achieving a better understanding of the latter; how it can be integrated with the former and expressed in clinical practice and service development. I want to do more through publication and teaching to ensure that “what happens between the lines” of specified intervention becomes enshrined and embedded in our practice.