Welcome to Dr Jane McCarthy

Jane McCarthy 2017   

We are pleased to tell you that we have recently appointed Dr Jane McCarthy as our new Medical Director.

Dr McCarthy brings with her more than 20 years’ of experience as a Consultant Psychiatrist working with people with learning disabilities and autism spectrum disorders, across a number of care providers. These include community, in-patient and secure services.


She oversaw the successful discharge of complex patients who had previously spent many years within secure hospital services, having improved the annual rate of discharge to over 50%, in keeping with national policy.

This was achieved by delivering effective collaboration with local agencies, community based services and commissioners. By working together with all members of the Multi-Disciplinary Team, it significantly improved clinical outcomes and delivered a very positive experience for people and their families.

Dr McCarthy said: “To join the Danshell team as the Medical Director is a very exciting opportunity for me. This is a key role in a forward thinking organisation providing excellent care and support for people with learning disabilities and autism.

“One of my key responsibilities as a clinical leader is to ensure the continuing delivery of the highest standards of care. The challenge for me is to support the growth of Danshell while ensuring we continue to build on our commitment to deliver first class care.

“The reason I chose to work with the team at Danshell is to be a strong influence in an organisation committed to delivering the very best in care for people with learning disabilities and autism.”

Mel Ramsey, our Chief Executive Officer, said:  “I’m delighted to welcome Dr McCarthy to our senior management team. She is an experienced Medical Director, has an excellent record and brings with her a wealth of experience. She will further strengthen our management team as we move into the next phase of our Quality Assurance and improved Governance strategy. She will play a key role in supporting our services on our journey of continuous improvement.”

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