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Posted on Sep 17 2021 by Fiona Bailey

Psychiatrists from St Andrew's have been told they can expect an "investment in innovation" at the first Away Day since the pandemic started.

Dozens of consultants were brought together on Friday, September 17 to discuss the charity's future, quality of care and evidence-based research. 

Dr Sanjith Kamath, Executive Medical Director, welcomed attendees and thanked them all for their hard work and dedication during the height of COVID-19. 

When discussing the future of St Andrew's he said: "The key thing is we all have to start thinking differently. More importantly, we have to listen to the direction that our patients are asking us to take. It's also important that our services are aligned with our strategies." 

He also introduced the charity's new ambitions, he added: "Innovation will be at the heart of what we do. co-produced with the people we care for alongside our own experts." 

Dr Ash Roychowdhury, Deputy Medical Director, and Sue Fairbrother, Learning and Development Manager then followed Dr Kamath with presentations. 

Dr Shubhinder Shergill, Post-Graduate Medical Lead, rounded off the morning with giving a talk on Medical Career Development.

Dr Ana Ilea, CQI Medical Lead kicked off the afternoon line up with a presentation on Continuous Quality Improvement followed by Dr Kamath and Dr Roychowdhury taking the stage once more for a joint talk on their vision for the medical workforce at St Andrew’s.