Chris Ince

Dr Chris Ince

Senior Clinical Specialist Advisor - National Autism Team, NHS England Learning Disability & Autism Programme

Dr Christopher Matthew Ince is a Consultant Psychiatrist currently working for Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust; he was appointed in January 2008 and has worked across inpatient forensic learning disability services (low and medium secure), community learning disabilities services within Newcastle and, from November 2015 has worked within the national referral adult autism service based at Mitford Unit, Northgate Hospital; this involves the management of an inpatient caseload and consultation and advice on a national basis.
In terms of operational management, Dr Ince has previously a variety of roles at Clinical Director and Associate Medical Director level, with responsibility for a range of working age adult, older people's and specialist services.
Dr Ince has further held roles as a Clinical Advisor to the Care Quality Commission, External Professional Assessor for the Parliamentary Health Service Ombudsman, and sat on the Expert Advisory Group for the CQC/HoHSC review of Long Term Segregation that led to the publication of ‘Out of Sight: Who Cares’; he has been a Care, Education and Treatment Review (CETR) Chair and was additionally on the panel of chairs for the Independent CETR processes as overseen by Baroness Hollins.
In October 2021, Dr Ince was seconded (on a part-time basis) to NHS England, and holds the role of National Specialist Advisor (Autism) within the Learning Disability and Autism Programme; this role includes the development of policy related to improving the access and quality of all healthcare settings and autism services, and supportive clinical leadership and advice