Dr Irene Cormac

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

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.

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United Kingdom

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United Kingdom

Areas of interest in VBP

Education, Services/person-centered

Related areas of interest

Communication skills, Evidence-based practice, Regulation

Areas of healthcare expertise:

Mental Health/Forensic Psychiatry; Physical Health in Severe Mental Illness

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Essentials of Physical Health in Psychiatry

Cormac and Gray (Eds). ‘Essentials of Physical Health in Psychiatry.’ Published by the RCPsych, 2012