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Dr Lorraine Ashman

Dr Lorraine Ashman has worked for the NHS for 34 years, initially training as a GP then specialising in psychiatry. She has worked as a Consultant in Intellectual Disability Psychiatry for 19 years in Northamptonshire and Dorset. She was also a Section 12 approved Doctor and Mental Health Assessor for the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. Lorraine retired from her clinical roles in December 2021 and continues to work as a Medical member for the First Tier Tribunal service and as a trainer for Edge Training and Consultancy.

What people say about Lorraine:

"Well paced, using case discussions to reinforce learning was very helpful, sessions were interactive. It was a particularly great that Trainer is an LD specialist who also conducts MHA assessments as such was able to help clarify the legislative principles underpinning assessments for LD clients and areas where AMHPS would generally struggle. Really enjoyed the course"

"I found this very helpful. Very clear, gave me a lot of relevant information. Well presented. Opportunities to discuss issues arising. Very sorry that I missed the first morning, but still gained a lot from this."

"Excellent course and excellent trainer"

"The course was very interesting , information and interactive. The case studies really helped me think of other avenues available to tap into, in providing the best and appropriate service for my patients"

"Fab training - clearly communicated & at a nice pace - enabling us to listen & process. I liked the polls, but especially the case studies Lorraine shared with us from her practice - real people- brought it all alive & immediate. Very useful training with lots of food for thought. Thank you Lorraine."

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