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Meet the Clinical Network Team

Neil Fothergill - Clinical Lead, Children & Young People's Mental Health

Neil trained and began his career in London as a Clinical Psychologist. Since then he has worked in North Wales, Liverpool and Cheshire.  In his career he has worked as a Clinician, Team manager and Clinical Director in Learning disabilities and CYP mental health services. His current clinical role is as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in an LD  CAMHS team with Cheshire and Wirral Partnership Trust.

Neil's main interests are Children and Young People with learning disabilities, complex needs and methods of service improvement.  Since April 2016 he has worked as a Children & Young People's Mental Health Clinical Advisor with the North West Coast SCN

Adrian Hughes - Clinical Lead, Children & Young People's Mental Health (Cheshire & Merseyside)

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Christian_DeGoede.jpgChristian DeGoede - Clinical Lead, Children & Young People's Mental Health (Lancashire & South Cumbria)

Christian was appointed as Consultant Paediatric Neurologist with a lead for neurodisability and neuromuscular services at the Royal Preston Hospital in December 2006.

He is passionate about services for children with neurodisability. He leads the regional tone management service, and has established a multidisciplinary neuromuscular service for children in Lancashire, linking in closely with the North West Neuromuscular Network. He and his team were awarded the 2016 Quality award, in the Working Together category, by the Lancashire Teaching hospitals NHS Trust.

Looking after children and young people with long term conditions, he is keen to further develop transition services. He was a 2016 Young Epilepsy Champion Finalist for leading the work on transition for young people with epilepsy in Lancashire. Aside from clinical work, he has a keen interest in training and clinical research.

Clare Bullen Foster - Clinical Lead, Adult Mental Health

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Amanda_Thornton_crop.jpgDr Amanda Thornton - Clinical Lead, Dementia (Lancashire & South Cumbria)

Amanda currently works for the Lancashire and South Cumbria Sustainability and Transformation Programme as the Digital Health Clinical Lead.

Upon graduating in 1999, she first worked with older people as a Clinical Psychologist, moving on to take up an Older Adult Consultant Psychologist Post with Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust in 2005, also acting as Network Lead Psychologist.

Amanda was Clinical Director for Adult Community Services in Lancashire Care from 2012 to April 2017 developing clinical leadership in her network and organisation. She was Clinical Lead on the Lancashire Dementia Pathway redesign and for the opening of the new bespoke ‘Harbour’ mental health facility in Blackpool.

As a special interest, since 2000, Amanda has acted as a Consultant to the Police in relation to crime against older people. She is also an Honorary Lecturer in Clinical Psychology at Lancaster University.

Peter Arthur - Clinical Lead, Dementia

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