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Dr Lawrence-Smith started as a visiting consultant at Priory Wellbeing Centre Fenchurch Street. Dr Lawrence-Smith is a consultant psychiatrist, working for the NHS in liaison psychiatry at the Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel, a national trauma centre.
Dr Lawrence-Smith has over ten years’ experience working full-time for the NHS in general adult community, consultation-liaison, and perinatal psychiatry. He has worked in many NHS mental health trusts across London and has spent the last 10 years working for Oxleas NHS and East London Foundation Trusts.
In his liaison psychiatry role, Dr Lawrence-Smith provides clinical leadership and day-to-day supervision to his colleagues and collaborates directly with patients in crisis to formulate safe, recovery-focused management plans directly in the emergency department, on acute medical/surgical wards and in outpatient settings.
For over 4 years, Dr Lawrence-Smith has conducted perinatal psychiatry outpatient clinics alongside community midwife colleagues to be as responsive as possible to the needs of women in the perinatal period.
Dr Lawrence-Smith’s community psychiatry role developed his confidence and expertise in multidisciplinary working to facilitate the community care and recovery of patients with complex mental health needs in the context of conditions such as schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder, depression, personality/attachment disorder and autistic spectrum conditions.
Areas of interest
perinatal psychiatry; bipolar affective disorder; depression; personality/attachment disorder; autistic spectrum conditions; adjustment disorder; anger management; anxiety; health anxiety; Asperger syndrome; bereavement; body dysmorphic disorder; BDD; drug induced psychosis; medically unexplained symptoms; perinatal depression; personality disorders; phobias; post-traumatic stress disorder; PTSD; seasonal affective disorder; SAD; self harm; sleep disorders; insomnia; somatic symptom disorder; SSD; stress
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Eating disorders
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Psychophysiological disorders
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant in Liaison Psychiatry; Royal London Hospital
Lamotrigine and Borderline Personality Disorder: Investigating Long-Term Effectiveness.
A Qualitative Exploration of Service Users'/Companions' Experiences of Liaison Psychiatry and Mental Health Crisis in the Emergency Department.
Collom, Patterson, Lawrence-Smith & Tracy.
The unheard voice: a qualitative exploration of companions’ experiences of liaison psychiatry and mental health crises in the emergency department. BJPsych Bulletin (2019), 43(5), pp 204-209.
Crawford et al (including G Lawrence-Smith). The Clinical Effectiveness and Cost-Effectiveness of Lamotrigine in Borderline Personality Disorder: A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial. Am J Psychiatry (2018), 175(8), pp 756-764
Gilberthorpe, Sarfo & Lawrence-Smith. Ticking the boxes: a survey of workplace-based assessments. BJPsych Bulletin (2016), 40, 89-92.
Crawford et al (including G Lawrence-Smith). Lamotrigine versus inert placebo in the treatment of borderline personality disorder: Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial and economic evaluation. Trials (2015), 16, 308.
Lawrence-Smith G. Embracing autistic traits: Spock’s Vulcan heritage in Star Trek – psychiatry in the movies. British Journal of Psychiatry (2014), 204(4), pp251.
Lawrence-Smith G. Psychodermatology. Psychiatry (2009), 8(6), pp 223-227.
Treating learned helplessness in hospital: a reacquaintance with self-control (2006). British journal of hospital medicine (2006), 67(3), pp 134-136
- Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery MBBS London 2002
- Bachelor of Science (Bsc intercalated) Psychology with Basic Medical Sciences London 1999
- Member of Royal College of Psychiatrists (MRCPsych) London 2006
- Postgraduate certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP), Kings Institute of Learning and Teaching (KILT) London 2007
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