David Shiers

Project Partner: David Shiers
David Shiers

I am a retired GP with particular interest in mental health stemming from being father to a daughter with schizophrenia. From initial complaints about my daughter’s early experiences of care (mid 90s) I became involved in a radical service reform, contributing to the WHO Early Psychosis Declaration (2004) and jointly leading the National Early Intervention in Psychosis Programme (2004-10). Retiring in 2010, I remain committed within an international community (iphYs) to promoting an early intervention paradigm to address antecedent physical health risks and health inequalities which otherwise propel young people with psychosis towards poor health and premature death

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Based in

United Kingdom

Working in

United Kingdom

Areas of interest in VBP

Communications/website, Services/early intervention/prevention, Health inequalities

Related areas of interest

Evidence-based practice/social movement to create health improvement

Areas of healthcare expertise:

Physical health of people experiencing severe mental illness