Andrew Black


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Andrew Black is a consultant psychiatrist and author. He explores range of issues relating to working as a doctor for the NHS in The Antifragile Doctor, drawing on his 40 years of experience of working in the NHS. He tells stories that illustrate the problems that face health workers and their patients, and he gives inside tips on how to solve them.

He argues that we can achieve post-traumatic growth from challenges, providing examples from real life. His approach is optimistic in tone, and his emphasis throughout is on achieving a combination of professional excellence and first class service delivery in the NHS.

From February 2014 to April 2014, he served as locum consultant psychiatrist in Norfolk and Suffolk Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust, working in Liaison Psychiatry at Ipswich General Hospital.

Black hopes to continue to work as a Consultant Psychiatrist on an ad hoc basis. While he has so far managed to concentrate mainly on clinical work, he is certainly no stranger to management, and he can be relied upon to contribute positively in discussions with managers on a wide variety of topics.  He is particularly interested in issues surrounding the recruitment and retention of psychiatrists.

His principal research interests lie in the investigation of seasonal effects, such as the relationship between date of birth and date of admission in patients with Schizophrenia.

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Credits: Andrew Black

Published: 08 August 2015

Last updated: 06 August 2016

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