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Psychological Medicine

Welcome to the Department of Psychological Medicine whose main base is at York Hospital, with a new smaller hub at Scarborough Hospital.  We are a modestly sized service comprised of Clinical Psychologists, a Counsellor and a Counselling Psychologist, whose focus is on the delivery of complex and tailored psychological interventions for physically and medically ill patients.  Clinical Psychologists in Training from local Universities are frequently on placement with us and see patients.

We hold outpatient clinics at York, Selby, Harrogate and Scarborough Hospitals and at our main department office, The Old Chapel, Bootham Park, York.  We also see in- patients at York Hospital.

The Department leads a number of Reflective Practice Groups with MDT staff to promote and enhance their psychological understanding and emotional responses to patients, and enable their clinical practice.  We also run regular experiential Sage and Thyme© courses for staff, to enhance communication skills.  Staff can access this via the Learning Hub. We are also developing Schwartz Rounds © to staff, which provide managed spaces for emotional processing.

Training and teaching, audit and supervision are also regularly conducted.


Psychological Medicine is commissioned to provide services in the following areas at York Hospital:

  • Cancer
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Cystic Fibrosis Paediatric
  • Diabetes
  • Gastro
  • Headache
  • Neuro
  • Pain/Clinical Enablement
  • Renal

We provide a service for Neuropsychology, Renal Psychology and the Clinical Enablement Service for patients with chronic pain, delivered from Scarborough Hospital.

We have a Psychological Medicine administrative team based across both sites, with the Team Lead in York.


York Hospital
The Old Chapel
Bootham Park
YO30 7BY (please note; there is no vehicle access currently available via Bootham at the moment)

Scarborough Hospital
Woodlands Drive
YO12 6QL


For more information about the service contact the Admin Team on 01904 725353 or

Meet the team



 Special Interest

Dr Elizabeth Anderson

Head of Department,
Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Department Management/Neuropsychology

Dr Jo McVey (Deputy)

Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Medical Psychology

Ruth Dixon

Head of Enablement Service Scarborough
Consultant Counselling Psychologist

Pain Psychology

Dr Stephen Evans

Consultant Clinical Psychologist


Dr Jo Beckett

Principal Clinical Psychologist


Dr Jo Jordan

Principal Clinical Psychologist

Pain Psychology

Dr Beate Riedel

Principal Clinical Psychologist

Renal Psychology Lead and Cancer Psychology

Dr Jess Brown

Principal Clinical Psychologist

Cystic Fibrosis and Paediatric Cystic Fibrosis Psychology

Dr Phil Simpson

Principal Clinical Psychologist

Cancer Psychology Lead and Neuropsychology - Scarborough

Dr Amy Spratt

Senior Clinical Psychologist

Pain Psychology

Dr Rachel Crabbe

Senior Clinical Psychologist

Diabetes Psychology Outreach Team

Dr Yvonne Docherty

Senior Clinical Psychologist

Diabetes Psychology

Dr Hannah Marklew

Senior Clinical Psychologist 

Neuropsychology and Cancer Psychology

Dr Lisa Hinds-Geen

Senior Clinical Psychologist 

Gastro Psychology

Sarah Proud

MacMillan Professional Specialist Counsellor

Cancer Psychology

Dr Toni Jenkinson

Clinical Psychologist

Neuropsychology and pain psychology

Dr Lottie Cowell

Clinical Psychologist

Renal psychology and Pain psychology

Ruth Bulmer

Admin Team Lead


Joanne Barker

PA to HoS / Information Administrator


Jenny Danks

Clerical Officer


Anita Hartley-Tate

Clerical Assistant


Debbie Postill

Clerical Assistant


Fiona Bathgate

Clerical Assistant

Clinical Psychologists in Training

6 month temporary staff on rotation

All clinical areas

For more information about the service contact the Admin Team on 01904 725353


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