Our support is always provided by Consultant Medical Psychotherapists, who have the collective experience of treating more than 2000 doctors over the last 20 years.
Meet the team...
Dr Tony Garelick is Clinical Director of DocHealth. He was formerly Associate Dean at MedNet, London Deanery and Co-Director of the former MedNet service (closed 2015) , which was a confidential clinical service for doctors in difficulty. Dr Garelick is a Consultant Psychiatrist in Psychotherapy at the Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust. He has written various papers on psychotherapy and on the MedNet clinical service and its clinical impact.
Dr Sue Stuart-Smith is Deputy Director of DocHealth. She is a Consultant Psychiatrist in Psychotherapy and has worked previously in the NHS in Hertfordshire, where she was the Lead Clinician for Adult Psychotherapy until 2015. She is also a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust.
Dr Patricia Hughes was Professor of Psychiatry and Education at St George’s Hospital and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist in Psychotherapy at South West London & St George’s NHS Trust. She is trained as a psychoanalyst and group analyst.
Dr Maria Eyres is a Consultant Psychiatrist in Medical Psychotherapy at East London Foundation Trust. She was a member of the MedNet team from 2010 until 2013. She is a trained psychoanalytic psychotherapist, a Visiting Lecturer at the Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust and a member of the Executive at the Faculty of Medical Psychotherapy. She is also co-editor of the Faculty Newsletter.
Dr Kingsley Norton has been an NHS Consultant Psychiatrist in Psychotherapy, Clinical Director of Henderson Hospital and Head of Ealing Psychotherapy Service, West London. His involvement in medical training includes being Regional MRCPsych Course Organiser and Sub-Dean of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. He has published research on treatment outcomes and co-authored books for doctors with respect to treating patients with complex needs.
Dr Julia Bland was formerly Co-Director of the MedNet service and is an honorary Consultant Psychiatrist in Psychotherapy at the South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. She also belongs to the Queen Anne Street Psychotherapy Practice and is a practising Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and family and couples therapist.
Chrystalla Loizou is the Administrator for DocHealth. She handles all referrals to the service.