Liaison Psychiatry Service accredited as excellent

Our Liaison Psychiatry Service at St Mary’s Hospital has been accredited as excellent by the Royal College of Psychiatrist’s Centre for Quality Improvement. This accreditation includes our Westminster Perinatal Service at St Mary's.

This is the highest standard of accreditation in the Psychiatric Liaison Accreditation Network (PLAN). It is also recognised by the Care Quality Commission, the independent regulator of health and social care in England and gives assurance to staff, patients and carers, commissioners and regulators of the quality of the service being provided at the hospital.

Nicola Hazle, Borough Director for Westminster, said: “This is great news! Well done to the Service Manager, James Hughes, and Dr Steven Reid, Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist, for the hard work they put in along with the rest of the team and of course also to Dr Maddalena Miele, Consultant in Perinatal Psychiatry and her team."

The PLAN accreditation team works with services to assure and improve the quality of psychiatric liaison in hospital settings by engaging staff and patients in a comprehensive process of review, through which good practice and high quality care are recognised and services are supported to identify and address areas for improvement.

Claire Murdoch, CNWL Chief Executive, said: “This is fabulous recognition for the service this team provides for patients. Liaison psychiatry bridges the gap between physical and mental healthcare, when people need it most.”

To find out more about Liaison Psychiatry watch this short animated film 


Liaison Psychiatry Service from CNWL NHS Foundation Trust on Vimeo.

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