Dr Gita E Bhutani
Chair, North West Psychological Professions Network
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 Associate Director for Psychological Professions at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust. This post combines a governance and leadership role with management. Gita's current clinical work is within the Lancashire Traumatic Stress Service. Her current clinical and research interests are in post-traumatic stress and staff health and wellbeing.
Gita has developed a well-being training package for staff – Looking After You, Looking After Me (LAMLAY) and has presented at conferences in this area. She is also a member of the New Savoy Conference/BPS/DCP Wellbeing Steering Group working on the annual wellbeing survey and the collaborative learning network. Gita contributes to national and professional bodies including committee work and roles at NICE (PTSD guidelines update, Quality Standards), BPS Division of Clinical Psychology and is joint national Staff Wellbeing lead for Positive Practice in Mental Health. She is also joint lead on a regional Schwartz Rounds project aimed at extending Schwartz Rounds across the North West.
Programme Manager & Workforce Lead, North West Psychological Professions Network
Clare Baguley is the Programme Manager for the Psychological Professions Network employed by Health Education England’s North West Team. 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 Greater Manchester. She is currently Interim HEE Mental Health Lead for the North of England.
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.
Clare has worked at regional and national responsibilities for managing and developing the teaching and learning interface with clinical practice in the NHS. She contributes training and conferences on primary care mental health with a particular interest in the use of psychological approaches in physical health care settings.