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Dr Lisa Davies
Consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist
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I feel incredibly privileged to work with young people and their families - often when they are at their most vulnerable. I am passionate about providing patient-centred, high-quality and evidence-based care. I offer a holistic approach to assessing and managing young people presenting with emotional and behavioural problems. I am a mother and therefore have an insight into how emotionally and practically challenging it can be to access the appropriate help for our children when the need arises. In my own time, I enjoy music making and sport, recognising the importance of activities that promote good mental health and happy, fulfilled lives.

As a solo practitioner in a private outpatient setting, Dr Davies is unable to accept referrals if there is a risk that cannot be safely managed or if the needs of the young person/family cannot be met in the private outpatient setting. This may be the case if a young person is presenting with potential risk of harm to self or others, or a degree of complexity that may require more urgent or intensive intervention and a multidisciplinary team approach to treatment. It is important that all available and relevant information is provided in the referral so that a decision can be made before an assessment is offered. This is to avoid a young person and family requiring signposting via the GP to another service. At the end of your initial assessment, Dr Davies will advise whether she can accept you under her care. All initial assessments take place in-person, and Dr Davies can offer online appointments for any follow-up sessions, if required.

Position at Priory

Dr Davies joined Priory Hospital Roehampton as a consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist in September 2022. She offers outpatient assessments and reviews. Dr Davies is committed to the ongoing growth and development of a seamless, patient-centred, high-quality CAMHS service with a multidisciplinary approach.

Dr Davies qualified in South Africa and moved to the UK in 2001 to complete her undergraduate psychiatry training at University College London Hospitals (UCLH). She completed her specialist training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust. She worked as an outpatient consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist in South West London and St George’s NHS Mental Health Trust from 2008 to 2022. She moved to Priory Hospital Roehampton in September 2022 as an outpatient consultant.

Dr Davies has comprehensive and extensive experience as a CAMHS community consultant in South West London - most recently as the CAMHS consultant for Kingston (2016 to 2022). Prior to that, she worked as the CAMHS consultant in Merton (2008 to 2016). She forged close links with local mental health and other agencies. In her capacity as an NHS consultant, Dr Davies screened urgent referrals, undertook emergency assessments in Kingston Hospital, carried out new assessments, prescribed and monitored medications and provided psychiatric consultation for the team. She regularly joined and offered consultations to a range of professionals, including GPs, social workers and teachers. Within her NHS role, she was responsible for providing clinical and educational supervision and was passionate about teaching medical students, junior doctors and others.  

Dr Davies was appointed as an honorary registrar in the department of neurology of St George’s Hospital from 2006 to 2009. She worked at the Tourette’s Disorder Clinic in this capacity. Her research was within this field. She retains a special interest in tic disorders.

Dr Davies maintains her continuous professional development (CPD) status with the Royal College of Psychiatrists and is a member of a peer development (personal development planning (PDP)) group that meets regularly. She also has annual appraisals.

Training

  • Dr Davies was a senior house officer from 2001 to 2004 on the North London Training Scheme (UCLH)
  • Dr Davies was a specialist registrar from 2005 to 2008 on the Regional Training Scheme for Child Psychiatry, South West London and St Georges.      
  • Certificate of Registration of South African Medical and Dental Council (MBChB) -University of Cape Town, 1998
  • Certificate of Registration Health Professional Council of South Africa, 2001
  • Membership of The Royal College of Psychiatrists (MRCPsych), 2005
  • General Medical Council (GMC) specialist register entry as child and adolescent psychiatrist, 2009
  • Approval under section 12(2) of the Mental Health Act
  • Approved clinician under the Mental Health Act
  • Honorary registrar appointment - department of neurology at St George’s Hospital, 2006 to 2009

Research interests

A case series of patients with Tourette's syndrome in the United Kingdom, treated with aripiprazole - Lisa Davies, Jeremy S. Stern, Niruj Agrawal, Mary M. Robertson

Languages

  • English
  • Afrikaans

“I worked closely with Dr Davies in her post as consultant psychiatrist in Kingston child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS). Personally, as a manager working in the NHS for over 40 years, I found Dr Davies to be one of the best consultants I ever worked with. She is totally dedicated, highly professional and very experienced with a vast range of clinical and leadership abilities. Dr Davies is an excellent and robust clinician who treats children and young persons (CYP) and their families, with compassion and care. She is diligent and works very hard, always giving her utmost best to the service, CYP, families and the organisation. It was a joy working with Dr Davies, whom I have the deepest respect for.”

“Dr Davies provided excellent care. Her advice, assistance and medical care was of the highest standard and she was extremely kind and compassionate. The associated secretarial service was exemplary.”

“Dr Davies was extremely professional, helpful and provided excellent clinical advice. I would have no hesitation in recommending her practice.”

“Dr Davies is kind and professional. My daughter and I felt that we had both gained a lot from the initial appointment.”

“Excellent doctor. Very approachable and understanding. Very professional and Empathetic, despite having to handle difficult situations.”

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Qualifications
  • Certificate of Registration Health Professional Council of South Africa, 2001
  • Certificate of Registration of South African Medical and Dental Council (MBChB) -University of Cape Town, 1998
  • GMC specialist register entry as child and adolescent psychiatrist, 2009
  • MRCPsych, 2005
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