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PROactive Management of Integrated

Services & Environments



Zahoor Syed

Deputy Clinical Director, Adult, CPFT

Born in Kashmir( India ), Dr Syed  came to the UK  in  2002 after completing his medical degree. He trained as a junior doctor in Scotland and completed his specialist training in Adult Psychiatry and Substance Misuse in Cambridge. Dr Syed joined Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) in 2008 as consultant.  Dr Syed is lead consultant for the trust wide Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and Acute Assessment Unit at Cavell Centre Peterborough. Dr Syed has special interest in Military Psychiatry and leads the in-patient MOD contract. He is also in charge of Tier 4 substance misuse service for Alcohol and drug detoxification. His other roles include teaching of medical and nursing staff, training and supervision of junior doctors and Trust Lead for medical appraisals.

Jorge Zimbron

Consultant Psychiatrist, Springbank

I am a consultant in General Adult Psychiatry with an interest in the rehabilitation of chronic mental health problems. I am currently working at a specialist unit for women with borderline personality disorder (Springbank Ward, Fulbourn Hospital). I am also an honorary research fellow at the University of Cambridge, where I recently completed an MPhil in psychiatric research.

PROTECT (PROactive deTECTion)

Examples from practice (PICU and Springbank)

An important part of the PROMISE is to help reduce violence and self-harm in people with mental health problems. The initiative is called PROTECT (PROactive deTECTion) and I am working with Dr Kar-Ray and Dr Zahoor in developing a tool to help staff and patients achieve this. The work is still at a very early stage, but we have received some positive feedback.