Rotherham consultant psychiatrist retires

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A MEDICAL professor who helped shape mental health services in Rotherham for many years has retired.

Prof Malcolm Peet, a consultant psychiatrist and research adviser for Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust, was based at Swallownest Court, Rotherham, and joined mental health services in the town in 1999.

He was medical director of the former Rotherham Priority Health Trust until 2001 and then decided to return to full-time clinical work.

Over the years, Prof Peet has played a pivotal role in the development and modernisation of mental health services, including the setting up and developing of specialist teams, particularly the assertive outreach and early intervention in psychosis teams in Rotherham.

Dr Riadh Abed, RDaSH’s former medical director, said: “Malcolm can look back with great satisfaction at the legacy he leaves for a range of services that will continue to provide quality treatment to patients for years to come.

“It has been a great privilege for many of us to have worked with Prof Peet.”

Dr Nav Ahluwalia, the trust’s current medical director, said: “His patients and work colleagues will miss a dedicated consultant.”