University Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
University of Cambridge; Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Paul Wilkinson is a clinical academic child and adolescent psychiatrist in Cambridge, and commenced his current post in May 2009. He is currently involved in the leadership and evaluation of a number of local and national projects which are trying to improve the delivery of evidence-based treatments to children and young people with emotional and behavioural disorders. He firmly believes that the more widespread use of evidence-based practice will both lead to improved outcomes for our patients and improved cost-effectiveness of our limited resources.
He will spend his time as a NICE fellow working on three projects. Firstly he will be part of the leadership team developing evidence-based local care pathways, that are well-integrated with partner agencies (including the local authority, education and the voluntary sector). Secondly, he will lead the development of interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) locally. IPT is recommended as a first-line treatment for adolescent depression by NICE, but is rarely available due to a lack of therapists and supervisors. He will complete supervisor training and develop a network of supervisors. Thirdly, he will contribute to the national leadership of the improvement in the delivery of evidence-based therapies for children and adolescents with emotional and behavioural disorders. This will be through continuing to give lectures to a wide variety of audiences and through his work on the national group developing Improved Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) for Children and Young People.
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