Mental health

Clinical Lead, Dr Sridevi Kalidindi

Dr Kalidindi is a Consultant Rehabilitation Psychiatrist and recent past Associate Medical Director at the South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. This role has involved working closely with commissioners and others to develop appropriate, successful services. She currently leads a Rehabilitation and Recovery Community Team and in the past, an inpatient rehabilitation unit as well. She is the immediate past Chair of the Rehabilitation and Social Psychiatry Faculty at the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Dr Kalidindi is a Visiting Senior Clinical Lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience and has authored and co-authored numerous key policy documents and research papers. She was awarded 2017 Psychiatrist of the year by the Royal College of Psychiatrists and remains a spokesperson for the College, strongly advocating for good mental health services for the population.

She is currently a national advisor for the development of the National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health (NCCMH) developing NICE guidelines for community psychiatry.

Dr Kalidindi said: “The Getting It Right First Time workstream in mental health rehabilitation, provides an enormous, long overdue, opportunity to upgrade rehabilitation services nationally. Improved patient experience and outcomes along with enhanced system functioning, is at the heart of this programme”.