Matthew Anastasis

Psychiatry Trainee


I am a CT3 Psychiatry Trainee working in North London. I have a burgeoning passion for quality improvement – not just a tickbox for ARCP(!) but effecting genuine change and improvement for patients.

It was in my placement in the Islington Drug and Alcohol Service, Better Lives, where I got involved in this project. I worked together with Dr Caroline Allfrey (GP with special interest in Substance Misuse), Dr Shivanthi Sathanandan (Consultant Psychiatrist),  Emma Scott (QI Coach), plus enthusiastic keyworkers who were keen to champion the project.

My other projects involve:

Improving the care of patients with both intellectual disability and severe mental illness in the Community Intellectual Disability Service by creating a novel, multisite, co-produced Mental Health Care Plan.

Supporting junior doctors in clerking and prescribing for out-of-hours admissions to acute mental health wards by creating a trust protocol and prescribing guideline for Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust.