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Friday, 12 February 2016

Trust celebrates as staff member receives gold medal for outstanding achievements in Psychiatry

Trust celebrates as staff member receives gold medal for outstanding achievements in Psychiatry

South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) celebrated earlier this month as Consultant Psychiatrist Dr Lynne Drummond was awarded a gold medal for outstanding achievements in Psychiatry at the '7th Congress in Brain and Behavior' held in Greece on the 29 to 31 January 2016.

Dr Lynne Drummond, the lead clinician for the Trust's nationally commissioned service for severe, enduring obsessive-compulsive and body dysmorphic disorders (OCD/BDD), made the keynote address at the conference where she received the 'Aristotle University Gold Medal Award for outstanding achievements in Psychiatry'.

Dr Drummond has been a Consultant Psychiatrist with South West London and St George's NHS Mental Health Trust and Senior Lecturer with St George's University London since 1985. She has published widely in the field of OCD, and is frequently asked to speak at national and international conferences, and in the media about OCD and BDD.

The Congress invited leading clinicians, scientists, researchers and experts - from Greece and abroad - to discuss and explore a wide range of topics in Mental Health and brain and behaviour related disciplines.

The Congress has a long history of very successful scientific meetings and is an excellent opportunity for both experienced and new scientists to exchange views and discuss current trends in the brain and behaviour science.

Dr Drummond said on accepting the award:

"I am thrilled to receive this honour, and believe it is a tribute to all my colleagues at both South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust and St George's University London. I am especially pleased that leading mental health care partners were present from other countries.

"I believe that sharing experience and best practice as widely as possible is crucial to improving the way we care for mental health patients, and I am delighted that the Congress recognises this and promotes learning".

 

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