In all areas of his work, Dr Powell tries to work in close conjunction with clinicians of other disciplines including GP’s, nurses, psychologists, and occupational therapists, as well as with the patient and, where appropriate, their families, carers or representatives. Collaboration with and support from families is important, especially in the care of people with dementia. Additionally, Dr Powell organises and runs a carers’ support group for this client group.
Where patients are physically or mentally too frail to travel, Dr Powell tries to offer an assessment at home.
In life outside of psychiatry, Dr Powell runs a music festival in which school students play for elderly people, and is a director of a group of care homes.