All patients are allocated their own team, though patients will come into contact with most members of the Cotswold House staff. It is therefore of value to know who is who and who does what, so that, when needed, you can turn to the most fitting person to suit and fulfil your needs.
The Consultant Psychiatrist has medical responsibility for the care of patients. She takes a lead, along with other senior members of the team, in assessment and multi-disciplinary team reviews, providing support in diagnosis, planning treatment, liaison with other agencies, teaching, research and monitoring work practices and performances. She is part of the Eating Disorders Management Team and is involved in the development of the unit. She also takes on the role of Responsible Clinician (RC) according to the requirements of the Mental Health Act (1983).
Modern Matron – Sharon Ryan
The Modern Matron manages and organises the unit to ensure it offers safe and effective high quality services to people with eating disorders. She manages most non-medical staff provides leadership and expertise to deliver services within an agreed Service Model, working with both Service Users and Carers.
The Clinical Nurse lead is responsible for the co-ordination and management of the clinical team in providing a safe, structured and therapeutic environment for service users. In conjunction with all clinical leads, the clinical nurse lead is also expected to contribute to the development of the eating disorder service and to provide, maintain and develop nursing care to the optimum standard.
The Ward Doctor attends to the medical needs of our patients. Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust is a training organisation, and the eating disorder service employs doctors at various levels of their postgraduate training. We have a part time Foundation Doctor, who rotates every 4 months, a psychiatric Senior House Officer, who rotates every 6 months, and there is an option for an advanced trainee to work in the team for 12 months.
The Consultant Psychologist provides clinical leadership alongside the Consultant Psychiatrist and Modern Matron to the inpatient, day patient and community service. He is part of the Eating Disorders Management Team and involved in the further development of the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire eating disorders services.
Clinical Psychologist & Community Team Manager – Dr Paul Jenkins
The Community Team Clinical Lead is responsible for the clinical leadership of the outpatient team. As a clinical psychologist, the clinical lead also provides assessment, formulation, and psychological treatment to outpatients.
The Family Therapist provides systemic assessments and therapy to patients and their families and also runs the Families and Friends Group which is held monthly on a Saturday.
Clinical Nurse Specialists – Jill Roberts and Joel Hawkins
The Clinical Nurse Specialists are part of the therapy team in the community service. They will see anyone new to our team for up to ninety minutes, to get a full idea of both their present situation and what may have led up to their becoming unwell. They work individually with a wide range of patients.
Charge Nurses – Natalia Campos, Josephine Isaacs & Ellen Tutisani
The Charge Nurses work with the unit manager to manage the day-to-day running of the unit. They use their leadership skills to lead and motivate staff and are involved in the running of the Group Programme. They also act as primary or secondary nurses to individual patients within the Care Programme Approach.
Clinical Psychologists – Dr Julia Bouska and Dr Georgina Slatter
The team of Psychologists offer assessment, formulation and psychological treatment. Working in the local eating Disorders community team and inpatients, they play a key role in the multi-disciplinary team and with the delivery of the Group Programme.
Counselling Psychologist – Dr Camille Poirier
Counselling Psychologists offer assessment, formulation and psychological treatment. Working in the local eating Disorders community team and inpatients, they play a key role in the multi-disciplinary team and with the delivery of the Group Programme.
Dietician – Julie Lambert and Lucy Gardner
The Dietician is a specialist source of expertise in the dietetic management of eating disorders. She works with the patients to develop an agreed meal plan and also contributes to the running of the Group Programme.
Occupational Therapist – Ruth Collier and Anna Conolly
The Occupational Therapy team focuses on enabling patients to learn, or re-learn, coping skills to replace maladaptive eating disordered behaviors. The Occupational Therapists oversee the Therapeutic Group Programme on the ward and facilitate practical, creative and psychodynamic groups, such as Meal Planning, Projective Art and Body wise, and work individually with patients on their independent eating and planning for after discharge.
Social Worker – Julie Cottrell
Julie works with both inpatients and with community patients providing support and information to individuals and their families with day to day issues that impact on their lives. She is able to support people with benefits, housing and debt and money worries, as well as support individuals looking for local community support groups / college / voluntary work and paid work. She also provides support to those with low confidence and self esteem, engaging with them with practical support to build confidence in the community which will enable them to overcome social exclusion and social anxieties.
The Staff Nurses are responsible for coordinating and managing the nursing shift. They will act as primary or secondary nurses to individual patients, working within the Care Programme Approach. Primary nurses are individual patient’s first port of call for any help or support during their treatment. As well as being there for patients nurses are also available for any family communication that may be required.
Health Care Assistants
Health Care Assistants are members of the team who provide patient care under the supervision of the registered Staff Nurse. The duties of the Health Care Assistants include supported eating and offering high quality care.
Admin Team – Office Manager (Alison New), Admin Assistants (Shaune Todd & Trish Webster), Ward Clerk (Donna Church)
Our admin team provide an efficient and comprehensive secretarial and administrative service to the unit. They manage all administrative duties and ensure all systems are in place for the effective running of the unit. Their duties include arranging meetings and sending out clinical information securely.
The Pharmacy Technician attends the unit to support the nursing staff in ensuring that patients get the medication they require. This includes checking the medication stock and orders in the clinic room and processing home leave medication for patients on leave.
Keep the ward clean and tidy. Please keep your room tidy so that they can keep it clean. Housekeeping staff assist the nurses and dietician in the kitchen.
Last updated: 19 December, 2017