Posted on: 17 March 2020

Three services across CNWL are today welcoming three new clinical directors.

Dr Deepti Shah-Armon is the new Clinical Director for Harrow Mental Health Services.

Dr Shah-Armon has been a clinical psychologist for more than 25 years, starting in HIV sexual health services before moving to addictions full time, leaving as Clinical Director of CNWL Addiction Services.

She has worked in the addictions field for many years, steering the services through some difficult funding cuts, tendering processes and restructures, ensuring that the NHS and CNWL continues to provide Addictions services. 

She said: “I am sad to leave my colleagues in Addictions, they are some of the most experienced, resilient and compassionate staff I have ever worked with. I am, however, very excited about my new role in Harrow Mental Health and building new relationships to deliver excellent services’.

DrDeeptiShahArmonandDrFehler.jpgThe Addictions Services’ Clinical Director will be Dr Jeffrey Fehler, who has worked as a Consultant Psychiatrist in Hillingdon's addiction service (ARCH) for nearly 15 years.

Jeffrey's name is almost synonymous in CNWL with undergraduate education - he is our Director of Clinical Studies and Year 5 Psychiatry Course Leader for Imperial College School of Medicine.

He has also worked in the Single Point of Access service, supporting GPs with complex referrals into our adult mental health services.

Consultant Psychiatrist Dr Kemi Akanle is the new Brent Borough Clinical Director, replacing Dr Bill Tiplady. 

DrKemiAkanle.jpgKemi has been a community Consultant in Harrow since 2014 and involved in the Harrow Community Transformation process. She did her core training in SLAM and higher training in North Essex Partnership NHS University Foundation Trust.

She enjoys the theatre and spending time with family and friends. She is braving the divide and moving to the neighbouring borough. She will be replacing Dr Bill Tiplady who is moving to a different Trust.