Dr Claire Royston

Dr M Claire Royston MB ChB MSc FRCPsych

Dr Royston qualified at the University of Manchester before holding a number of senior positions within the NHS covering both clinical practice and research.  She was registered as a specialist in General Adult and Old Age Psychiatry in 1997.  She was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2005 and was Vice President of the Royal Society of Medicine between 2004 and 2006.

Dr Royston has held a number of senior level positions including Lead Psychiatrist for Mental Health Act Commission, Medical Member and Trainer for the First Tier Tribunal Service, Mental Health.  She has also led a number of independent Trust level inquiries.

In her current role Dr Royston is the Group Medical Director for Four Seasons Health Care with particular emphasis and responsibility for all aspects of the quality and governance of care delivery.  Dr Royston acts as the Nominated Individual and senior contact for the care regulators and is the Caldicott Guardian for the organisation.

Dr Royston has played a pivotal role in developing Four Seasons award winning Dementia Care Framework and the fundamental components of our approach to dementia care. This along with our award winning Quality of Life Programme she has helped revolutionised our care approach improving the quality of care and delivering special resident experiences.

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