I am an expert in providing care for women with a wide range of mental health problems who are planning a pregnancy, pregnant or postnatal. This includes women who are currently well but have previously had mental health problems, and are keen to have specialist care to ensure they stay as well as possible during pregnancy and after birth.
Dr Lucinda Green
Dr Lucinda Green joined Priory in 2018. She is consultant perinatal psychiatrist for the Parenthood, Pregnancy and Family Service at the Harley Street Wellbeing Centre. She also sees women at Priory Hospital Roehampton.
Dr Green works collaboratively with women to help them make informed choices about their care and treatment. This includes helping women weigh up the risks and benefits of taking psychiatric medication in pregnancy and when breastfeeding. Dr Green can also advise women about their risk of developing mental health problems after birth (e.g. postnatal depression, postpartum psychosis and perinatal obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)) and the care and treatment that can prevent them becoming unwell. She can help women and families to develop an individualised plan for their care during pregnancy and the postnatal period. Dr Green is experienced in working in close partnership with obstetricians, midwives, health visitors and GPs. Her aim is to help women enjoy pregnancy and having a baby, and to ensure the best care and outcomes for women and their families.
Dr Green has over 15 years’ experience as a consultant perinatal psychiatrist in the NHS. She developed and led the Perinatal Mental Health Service at St Thomas’ Hospital (South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust) from 2002 to 2016. She then moved to West London Mental Health Trust where she became clinical lead for a new Perinatal Mental Health Service for the boroughs of Ealing, Hounslow and Hammersmith and Fulham, and consultant perinatal psychiatrist for West Middlesex University Hospital.
Dr Green has delivered lectures, workshops and masterclasses on perinatal mental health problems and the development of perinatal mental health services at regional and national events including at the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the Royal Society of Medicine. She has many years’ experience of teaching and training a range of professionals to help them to improve the care they provide for women with mental health problems in pregnancy and the postnatal period. This includes midwives, obstetricians, health visitors, GPs, psychiatrists and other mental health professionals.
Other roles Dr Green has held include the following:
- Mentor for the Royal College of Psychiatrists National Perinatal Consultant Psychiatrist Bursary Programme (2017-2018)
- Chair of the South London and North West London Perinatal Mental Health Clinical Networks and service development lead for the Pan London Perinatal Mental Health Network (2013-2017)
- Joint lead for the Pan-London Perinatal Mental Health Network’s Perinatal Mental Health Care Pathway (2015)
- Member of the British Association for Psychopharmacology Perinatal Guideline Development Group (2012) and co-author of the BAP consensus guidance on the use of psychotropic medication preconception, in pregnancy and postpartum (2017)
- Elected member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists Perinatal Faculty and lead for the development of a series of perinatal mental health information leaflets for the Royal College of Psychiatrists (2008-2012)
- Chair of the London and South Perinatal Consultant Psychiatrists Association (2008-2011)
- Expert advisor for the London Maternity Care Pathway (2009)
Dr Green studied Medicine at Cambridge University and Charing Cross Hospital Medical School (London University). She qualified as a doctor in 1993. She continued her psychiatric training in London and completed a Master's degree in Clinical Psychiatry and Research at Imperial College, University of London.
Clinical articles and research papers
Dr Green’s publications in Perinatal Mental Health include the following:
- In: “The Female Mind – A User’s Guide”. Eds: Kathryn Abel & Rosalind Ramsay. Royal College of Psychiatrists, 2017.
- McAllister-Williams RH, Baldwin DS, Cantwell R et al. British Association for Psychopharmacology consensus guidance on the use of psychotropic medication preconception, in pregnancy and postpartum. J Psychopharmacol. 2017; 31(5):519-552.
- Green L, Vais A, Harding K. Preconception care for women with mental health conditions. British Journal of Hospital Medicine. 2013; 74(6): 319-21.
- Vais A, Green L, Harding K. Preconception care for healthy women and those with medical conditions. British Journal of Hospital Medicine. 2013; 74(6): 312-8.
- Green L, Elliott SE, Anwar L et al. An audit of pregnant women with severe mental illness referred during the first two years of a new perinatal mental health service. Archives of Women’s Mental Health. 2008:11;149-158
- Elliott SE, Ross Davie M, Sarkar A & Green L. Detection and initial assessment of mental disorder: The midwife’s role. British Journal of Midwifery. 2007: 15(12): 759-764.
- Ross-Davie M, Elliott SE , Green L. Planning and implementing mental health training. British Journal of Midwifery. 2007: 15(4);199-203.
- Elliott S, Bewley S, Green L et al. Stakeholder views: necessary but not sufficient in devising mental health provision for maternity services. Clinician in Management. 2007: 15(1); 43-51.
- Ross-Davie M, Elliott S, Sarkar A & Green L. A public health role in perinatal mental health –Are midwives ready? British Journal of Midwifery. 2006:14(6):330-334.
- Green L. Managing postnatal depression: the role of antidepressants. 2005; 16:21-26.
- Ross-Davie M, Green L. Elliott S. Screening and the role of the midwife. In: Screening for Perinatal D Eds Henshaw and Elliott. JKP. London 2005.
- 1990: BA Medical Sciences (University of Cambridge)
- 1993: MBBS (Charing Cross Hospital Medical School, Imperial College, University of London)
- 1994: MA Medical Sciences (University of Cambridge)
- 1998: MRCPsych (Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists)
- 1998: MSc Clinical Psychiatry and Research (Imperial College, University of London)
- 2002: Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCST) General Adult and Liaison Psychiatry
- Dr Green is approved by the Secretary of State under Section 12(2) of The Mental Health Act