Clinical Director – Mr Richard Jones RMN MSc BSc MAREBT
Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, Specialist Mental Health Nurse, Independent Prescriber.
Richard is the Clinical Director for both the NHS Practitioner Health Programme and the GP Health Service. He manages the largest caseload in both services, helping practitioner patients recover from a wide variety of health problems and addictions.
Since the creation of the new GPH service Richard now primarily only sees the most complex cases, typically with regulator involvement, atypical addictions and presentations, or those that require enhanced management or confidentiality. Richard is particularly interested in psychopharmacology, non-substance related addictions, and the role of ‘meta emotions’ in maintaining illnesses and addictions.
Richard speaks across the country on areas related to practitioner health and has input into many courses and events on related issues.
Richard originally trained as an RMN, working for over a decade post qualification at the SLaM Trust, before becoming a Lecturer/ Practitioner at King’s College London’s Nightingale School, where he later became a College Tutor and course leader. Whilst at KCL he was given the Teaching Excellence award in 2010.
Richard has worked at PHP since 2010, initially working part time as a CBT therapist, then joining the team full time in 2012.