Expert Group

The Expert Group responsible for the development of this guidance is:

Dr Peter Baker, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Tony Bleetman, Lead Consultant Emergency Medicine, The North West London Hospitals NHS Trust

Dr Joy Bray, Mental Health Specialist Nurse, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Nicole Casey, Senior Policy Officer, NHS Protect

Adrian Clarkson – Area Security Management Specialist, South West, NHS Protect

Rebecca Cooper, Policy and Prevention Development Manager, NHS Protect

Mary Dawood, Nurse Consultant Emergency Medicine, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Dr Duncan Forsyth, Consultant Geriatrician, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Bill Fox, Executive Chairman, Maybo

Julia Gamston, Senior Nurse, Emergency Department, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Prof Rowan Harwood, Consultant Geriatrician, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Stephen Hines, Paramedic, London Ambulance Service

Peter Lester, Trust Security Advisor, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Louise Maris, Divisional Lead Nurse Neurosciences, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Andrew Masterman, Policy Lead – Violence Strategy, NHS Protect

Emma Ouldred, Dementia Nurse Specialist, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Brodie Paterson, Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, University of Stirling

Dr Anand Ramakrishnan, Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Vanessa Smith, Head of Nursing, Mental Health of Older Adults and Dementia Clinical Academic Group (CAG), South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Prof Graham Stokes, Director of Dementia Care, BUPA Care Services UK

Davina Teeluck, Policy Officer, NHS Protect

Dr Ben Thomas, Director of Mental Health and Learning Disability Nursing, Department of Health

Jim Tighe, Team Leader, Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Simon Whitehorn, Security Operations Manager, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust