Dr Hugh Griffiths

Dr Hugh Griffiths has been a consultant psychiatrist in the North-East of England since 1988 and for 8 years (until December 2002) was an NHS Trust Medical Director. In 2000 he also became Medical Director of the Northern Centre for Mental Health where he undertook a variety of work including the development of changing roles for consultants, support for medical managers and clinical leadership of the Mental Health Collaborative. He was Director of Policy and Knowledge Management for the NHS Clinical Governance Support Team from 2003 until April 2004 and from then until April 2010 was Deputy National Clinical Director for Mental Health (England) at the Department of Health.

Thereafter he was the National Clinical Director for Mental Health (England) during which time he led the development of the Government’s Mental Health Strategy (“No Health Without Mental Health, HM Government February 2011) and was instrumental in its subsequent Implementation Framework. He retired from the post in March 2013.

Dr Griffiths's perspective on integrated care:

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