Dolly Sud, a specialist mental health pharmacist at Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) and final year PhD student at Aston University, has joined the Equally Well Clinical Group UK to help lead the national agenda towards improving the physical health of those who have a diagnosis of mental health illness.
She said: “I am delighted to have been invited to join this group. Too many individuals who have a diagnosis of a severe mental illness have shortened lives and more physical health problems compared to the rest of the population, addressing the issues that contribute to this is a local, national and global priority. I look forward to using my experience as a frontline clinician and researcher with other members of this group to support this work.”
Equally Well UK is hosted in the UK by Centre for Mental Health in partnership with Rethink Mental Illness and leading professional clinical organisations including the Royal College of GPs and the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Dolly was invited to join the group by Professor Wendy Burn, Chair of Equally Well Clinical Group, Co-Chair Neuroscience Project, and past President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
LPT shares Equally Well UK’s vision to ensure that everyone living with a long-term mental health condition has access to effective, timely, consistent and responsive help at every stage of their life for their physical health and has an equal chance of enjoying a healthy and, ultimately, equal life expectancy.
To find out more about LPT’s pledge to support equal health for those with mental illness visit our website: https://www.leicspart.nhs.uk/news/lpt-pledges-its-support-to-equal-health/
NOTES TO EDITORS
- Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides community health, mental health and learning disabilities services for the one million people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. We have a budget in excess of £275 million and employ approximately 5,500 staff. For more information visit: leicspart.nhs.uk. Our registered charity is called Raising Health (charity number 1057361). The charity fundraises to support excellent care initiatives, equipment and innovations which go above and beyond core NHS provision to enhance the experience of our patients, service users and staff. See www.raisinghealth.org.uk
- For further information contact: Kartik Bhalla, eCommunications Officer, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, Tel: 0116 295 0994, Email: Kartik.Bhalla@leicspart.nhs.uk