Meet the Team

Meet the Team

GitaDr Gita E Bhutani

Chair of PPN Executive Steering Group and Workforce Board
Professional Lead - Psychological Services, Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust
Tel: 01772 676058 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Gita is a clinical psychologist and has specialised in working with older people and adults in Glasgow, Salford and now Lancashire. Gita's current role is as Professional Lead for Psychological Services at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust. This post combines a governance and leadership role with service management. Gita's current clinical work is within the Lancashire Traumatic Stress Service. Her current clinical and research interests are in older people, post-traumatic stress, physical health aspects of mental health and promoting mental health. Gita has developed and delivers well-being training package for staff – Looking After You, Looking After Me (LAMLAY) and has presented at conferences in this area. She also contributes to national and professional bodies including committee work and roles at NICE, BPS Division of Clinical Psychology and a regional Mindfulness and Recovery project.

Clare Baguley Photo April 2015Clare Baguley

Programme Manager - The Psychological Professions Network, Health Education England working across the North West
Tel: 07525 802131 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Clare is the Programme Manager for the Psychological Professions Network employed by Health Education England working across the North West. She trained as a Cognitive Behaviour Therapist at the Oxford Centre for Cognitive Therapy in 1998, having previously worked as a community psychiatric nurse in Tameside, Greater Manchester. In 2004 she joined The University of Manchester and led the post-graduate education programme for Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners under the Department of Health's Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme, which latterly developed to incorporate pathways in dementia care and psycho-social interventions for psychosis. Subsequently Clare became the IAPT North West Education Programme Lead with responsibility for managing and developing the interface between universities in the NW region of England and their clinical practice partners. She contributes regionally, nationally and internationally to training and conferences on primary care mental health with a particular interest in the use of psychological approaches in physical health care settings.


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