Dr Irene Cormac


Individual Partner: Dr Irene Cormac, Honorary Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist, Nottinghamshire

Preferred contact: ‘Contact us’ on VBP website
Key Words: Resident in: UK, Area(s) of Interest in VBP: Education, Services/person-centered, Related Area(s) of Interest: Communication skills, Evidence-based practice, Regulation, Area(s) of healthcare expertise: Mental Health/Forensic Psychiatry; Physical Health in Severe Mental Illness
Brief Description of Work:
People with severe mental illness die prematurely and have more physical illness during their lifetime than people in the general population who do not have a mental illness.  As a psychiatrist, I am interested in exploring how values-based practice could potentially be utilized to change the attitudes of staff who deliver clinical care, as well as the attitudes of those who commission and manage healthcare services; so there is a greater willingness to attend to (or arrange for) the physical health needs of people with severe mental illness to be met.
Read more: Cormac and Gray (Eds). ‘Essentials of Physical Health in Psychiatry.’ Published by the RCPsych, 2012