Frank Röhricht is a consultant psychiatrist at the East London NHS Foundation Trust. Clinical Director from 2000 to 2013, he is now Associate Medical Director for Research, Innovation and Service Development. A Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Frank has extensive expertise in psychosomatic medicine, neurology and psychiatry.
Frank has led a successful turnaround process of mental health care in Newham, East London, developing a recognised centre of clinical excellence. Services are highly cost effective, with a ‘single-point-of-entry’ operational system for incoming referrals and strong integrated care pathway arrangements. Newham was amongst the first mental health hospitals across the UK achieving an ‘Excellent’ AIMS-accreditation standard.
Frank provides expert advice for DoH work-streams such as community psychiatry and risk management, and for the expansion of evidence based psychological therapy services (“IAPT”) for severe mental illness and long-term conditions / medically unexplained syndromes. He has also developed and evaluated novel psychological therapy intervention strategies for patients with severe mental illness, and is piloting innovative and cost-effective recovery model care pathway elements.
Frank is Honorary Professor at the Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex, and Honorary Professor of Psychiatry St. George’s Medical School at the University of Nicosia in Cyprus.