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Dr Pamela Walters

Consultant in Forensic and Addiction Psychiatry and Clinical Director - Forward Trust

Dr Pamela Walters joined Forward Trust in 2017 as clinical director and Responsible Officer. She is a dually trained consultant in forensic and addiction psychiatry and has worked in addiction and mental health services since 2003.

She has sat on the addictions faculty of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and is currently the addictions lead for the Sports and Exercise Special Interests Group at the Royal College of Psychiatry. Dr Walters has a keen interest in research, including international collaborations. She is keen to promote addictions as a career and supports medical students and junior doctors with clinical attachments and elective placements.

She has previously worked for the parliamentary and health ombudsman and NICE guidance.

Dr Walters has extensive experience of setting up and developing mental health and addiction services across community and custodial settings.

She is passionate about parity of health care for marginalised patients with mental health and addition issues, improving safety, holistic approaches to patient care and empowerment of service users.

You can follow Pamela on @pamelaw70013748