Professor Tim Kendall

National Clinical Director for Mental Health for NHS England

Biography

Professor Tim Kendall was appointed as National Clinical Director (NCD) for Mental Health at NHS England in April 2016 and at NHSI in March 2017.

As NCD for mental health, Tim is responsible for providing clinical advice and direction in mental health for NHSE and I, for the Secretary of State, ministers and government more broadly, including the Inter-ministerial MH Group; and for the Department of Health and other government departments. He also works with other National Clinical Directors, including for Dementia and older peoples mental health, children and maternity; and works closely with a group of Associate NCDs for mental health covering secure care, CAMHS, perinatal mental health and adult mental health including workforce and Out of Area Placements. Tim also leads a National Network for MDs in Mental Health and chairs a number of national committees to further the implementation of the 5 Year Forward View for MH. Tim has recently started work with GIRFT and Carter within NHSI.

Tim continues as Director of the NCCMH, as visiting professor at UCL, as MD for research in Sheffield and works clinically with homeless people with mental health problems in Sheffield.