Fellowship honours awarded to CPFT psychiatrists

The Royal College of Psychiatrists has welcomed two psychiatrists caring for older people and adults as new Fellows

Fellowship honours awarded to CPFT psychiatrists
19 June 2019

Fellowship honours awarded to CPFT psychiatrists

This month the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ New Fellows’ Ceremony honoured two psychiatrists caring for older people and adults at Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust.

The prestigious event recognises the contributions of senior members around the world to the field of psychiatry, and welcomed 38 new Fellows to the College, including CPFT’s Dr Chris O'Loughlin, consultant psychiatrist in adult specialist services and Dr Robert Dudas, consultant psychiatrist in older people’s mental health.

Chief executive Tracy Dowling congratulated the pair on their achievement: “I am very proud of Chris and Robert, and delighted that their outstanding services to psychiatry care and clinical leadership have been recognised. The Trust is lucky to have many exceptional staff working in our teams, both Robert and Chris are exemplary in their dedication to provide excellent care and develop doctors training in our services.”

Dr O’Loughlin (left) said: “It is a great honour to be made a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, but I feel it reflects the excellent work that we do in the team to help people with significant mental illness recover and move forward with their lives. 

"My other work is looking after the training programmes in the East of England for psychiatry, a tremendously satisfying role developing trainees through high-quality programmes to become the psychiatry specialists we would want to treat us or our families.”
Dr Dudas (right) said: "It is an immense pleasure for me to be elected to Fellowship of the College. It is a privilege and a very rewarding experience to work with older people. Psychiatry has so much to offer in terms of research and being at the forefront of developing new approaches, such as values-based medicine.
"I hope that we as Fellows of the College will be able to enthuse our medical students and trainees with our love for the specialty. I would like to thank my parents, my wife, and my son for all their patience, love, and support, without which I would have never been able to achieve this."

Celebrating global diversity and expertise in psychiatry, Chris and Robert were joined by eight new Fellows travelling from Canada, Australia, Sudan, India, the United Arab Emirates and America. 

Fellowships are a mark of distinction and recognition of contributions from members over ten years or more to: set standards and promote excellence in mental health care; lead, represent and support psychiatrists; and work with service users, carers and their organisations.

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For more information please contact:

Laura Marshall
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