About the authors

Darran Bloye, BM, MRCPsych, MA(Crim)

Dr Darran BloyeConsultant Forensic Psychiatrist at Wathwood Hospital RSU, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust.

College tutor with Forensic training responsibility, South Yorkshire.


Dr Bloye is a member of the Faculty of Forensic Psychiatry executive committee. He has co-authored an undergraduate psychiatry textbook and previous research interests include substance misuse comorbidity within secure settings.


Email: darran.bloye@nottshc.nhs.uk


Declaration of interests: None




Anna Machin, MBChB, MRCPsych, MSc

Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist with Nottinghamshire Community Forensic Team, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.


Email: anna.machin@nottshc.nhs.uk


Declaration of interests: None

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