Dr Geraldine Strathdee, OBE, MRCPsych, is the National Clinical Director for Mental Health, NHS England, a consultant psychiatrist in Oxleas NHS FT, and Visiting Professor, Integrated mental health education programme at UCL Partners.
For over 20 years she has held senior roles in mental health policy, Regulation and medical management, at national and London regional levels, and advises internationally on mental health service design.
Her particular commitment is to the translation of policy and best practice evidence into front line routine clinical practice, empowering service users to reach their potential, and staff to maximise their time to care. She is passionate about the development of leadership competencies and using information to make informed decisions.
As London SHA associate medical director, with responsibility for mental health, she led large-scale transformation change through the development of clinical networks for dementia and primary care mental health CCG leaders, ground breaking commissioning support care pathway profiling informatics tools, and high impact educational programmes.