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Specialist advisor to the Care Quality Commission
Dr de Silva is a dual-trained consultant in
adult and old age psychiatry. He acted as tutor at the Royal
College of Psychiatrists for 8 years during his 18-year
consultancy career, and now works part-time for the NHS as part of
a portfolio job in addition to providing consultancy to the
His academic interests include CBT in
psychosis, avoiding bias in clinical decision-making and child
protection (all CPD Online modules). His main research
interests are in GLUT transporters in schizophrenia and imaging in
dementia, and his chief clinical interest is in the use of
LEAN methodology in triaging referrals.
Declaration of interests:
Lead Consultant Psychiatrist for Chichester
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service; Fellow of the
Higher Education Academy. Leadership Tutor for Sussex Partnership
NHS Foundation Trust.
Dr Hobkirk is a
trainer for the Royal College of Psychiatrists, a Fellow of the
Higher Education Academy and has Masters degrees in Health Sciences
(Health Services Management) and Medical Education from the
University of Warwick. As a Fellow in Clinical Leadership at NHS
West Midlands, he collaborated with national and regional GP
leaders to foster GP-led innovation and commissioning, and
supported the development of high quality and cost-effective
outpatient and community services. As Specialist Advisor
for Leadership Development at the Royal College of
Psychiatrists, he authored key strategic publications.