About the authors

Samuel Yates, MACantab, MBBS, MRCPsych

Final-year Specialist Registrar in General Adult and Older Adults Psychiatry, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust.


Dr Yates studied medicine on the graduate-entry programme at St George's, University of London, after completing his first degree in philosophy and psychology at Cambridge. His interests include medical education, medical ethics, and communicative aspects of the practice of psychiatry.


Email: samuelyates@doctors.org.uk


Declaration of interests: None


Sachin Patel, MBChB, BMedSci, MRCPsych

Dr Sachin PatelConsultant Liaison Psychiatrist, West London Mental Health Trust, Charing Cross Hospital, London. Honorary Clinical Lecturer, Centre for Mental Health, Imperial College London.


Dr Patel was a member of the working group involved in producing the latest RCPsych guidelines on the management of violence, where his involvement focused on the assessment of risk. He has research interests in psychopharmacology and has published in this area. He is also an undergraduate tutor at Imperial College London. 


Email: sachin.patel@imperial.ac.uk


Declaration of interests: None

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