Recredentialing success: Dolores Keating

Congratulations to Dolores Keating on successfully recredentialing with the College.

Dolores is Head of Pharmacy at the Saint John of God Hospital, Dublin and an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. She is Project Director for Mental Health First Aid in Ireland.

When asked what she finds most rewarding her role she says:

"I am privileged to lead a team of dedicated mental health pharmacists who are passionate about their role in supporting person-centered and empowering mental health care. Through my work in training and education I can help colleagues and communities to have a better understanding of mental health difficulties, challenge stigmatising attitudes and promote engagement with those experiencing mental health problems."

She went on to reflect on the process of credentialing with the College:

"Being a credentialled member of the CMHP is very important to me because I can be confident that my professional practice in this specialised field has been peer reviewed and attained the standards required by the College.  This is of immense value when advocating for the development and expansion of services promoting medicines optimisation. "

Dolores was congratulated on her success by Assistant Registrar Roz Gittins who says:

“I am delighted to confirm that Dolores' application for re-credentialing with the College of Mental Health Pharmacy is approved. Her work with Mental Health First Aid in Ireland is most impressive! ”

Credentialing is our process for assessing members' knowledge and experience; it demonstrates that they are experts in the field of mental health pharmacy. Credentialed members are full members of the College and can carry the post-nominals MCMHP. Members are required to recredential every five years, showing that they have maintained their commitment to continuing professional development and expert levels of practice.

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