PPCS - Psychiatric & Psychological Consultant Services

Management Team

PPCS is an independent registered mental health provider, and its management team are focused on being the 'best in class' for patients, GPs, solicitors and specialist consultants and referrers.

As a team we bring a wealth of experience in treating and managing patients and healthcare organisations and are dedicated to providing a 'patient-centred' Clinic. We believe that appropriate assessment leads to appropriate treatment and in turn leads to better outcomes.


Executive Chair:

Tony Bedford MPhil CPsychol AFBPsS is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist. He has a particular interest in the applications of modern psychiatric and psychological techniques in Independent settings, and in best practice and governance processes.

Medical Director and Chair of Clinical Advisory Board:

Gavin Tennent DM FRCPsych is a Consultant Psychiatrist. He has extensive experience in clinical psychiatry and clinical management both in the UK and abroad. Shared working between mental health professionals has always been a major objective.

Chief Executive:

Joanne Young has a wealth of experience in private, not for profit and public sector healthcare organizations including the NHS.

Commercial Director:

Andrew Welch has more than 20 years of experience as a Commercial and Business Development Director with a demonstrated successful history in the health, tech, and insurance industries in the UK and US. He has designed, launched and led new services as well as sales teams in these industries.

Director of Patient Liaison:

Deborah Young was initially qualified as a Medical Secretary, has been with PPCS since inception and is the Registered Manager of the practice.

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