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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, counsellors and counselling psychology, whose focus is on the delivery of complex and tailored evidence-based psychological interventions for physically and medically ill patients.  Clinical psychologists in training from local Universities are frequently on placement with us and will also 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 have also developed Schwartz Rounds © which provide managed spaces for emotional processing, available to all Trust staff.  These are delivered bi-monthly in York and Scarborough Hospitals.

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

We have formal academic links with York University and Hull University.


Psychological Medicine is commissioned to provide psychological services to patients in the following clinical areas at our hospitals, via team referral.

  • Cancer
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Cystic Fibrosis Paediatric
  • Diabetes
  • Gastro
  • Neuro and Headache
  • Pain
  • Renal

We provide a service for Neuropsychology and Renal Psychology patients delivered at Scarborough Hospital.

We have a Psychological Medicine Administrative team based at our department hub 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
Haworth Unit and Outpatients Department
Woodlands Drive
YO12 6QL


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

Meet the team



 Clinical Interest

Dr Liz Anderson

Head of Department,
Consultant Clinical Psychologist


Dr Jo McVey (Deputy)

Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Medical Psychology

Ruth Dixon

Consultant Counselling Psychologist

Pain Psychology

Dr Stephen Evans

Consultant Clinical Psychologist


Dr Catriona McIntosh

Principal Clinical Psychologist


Dr Jess Brown

Principal Clinical Psychologist

Cystic Fibrosis and Paediatric Cystic Fibrosis Psychology

Dr Jo Jordan

Principal Clinical Psychologist

Pain Psychology

Dr Beate Riedel

Principal Clinical Psychologist

Renal Psychology and Cancer Psychology

Dr Phil Simpson

Principal Clinical Psychologist

Cancer Psychology and Neuropsychology

Dr Yvonne Doherty

Senior Clinical Psychologist

Diabetes Psychology

Dr Lisa Hinds-Geen

Senior Clinical Psychologist 

Gastro Psychology

Dr Hannah Marklew

Senior Clinical Psychologist 

Neuropsychology and Cancer Psychology

Sarah Proud

MacMillan Professional Specialist Counsellor

Cancer Psychology

Dr Lottie Cowell

Clinical Psychologist

Renal psychology and Pain Psychology

Dr Toni Jenkinson

Clinical Psychologist

Neuropsychology and Pain Psychology

Dr Laura Sweeney

Clinical Psychologist

Cancer and Pain Psychology

Ruth Bulmer

Admin Manager


Joanne Barker

PA to HoS / Information Administrator


Jenny Danks

Clerical Officer


Anita Hartley-Tate

Clerical Assistant


Debbie Postill

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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York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is now offering patients the opportunity to sign up to our new online service that gives you secure access to your health record from any smartphone, tablet or computer. It’s designed to improve your patient experience and access to NHS services and information. The service is provided in partnership with Patients Know Best (PKB).  Further information can be found on our website, including frequently asked questions.