GMC Number: 5188905
I have Specialist registration in General Adult Psychiatry. I did my basic psychiatry training from the prestigious Guy’s and St Thomas’ training programme and have twenty years of working experience in psychiatry both in and outside UK. I collaborate with GPs, hospital physicians, psychologists, social workers, psychiatric nurses and other professionals to discuss treatment plans and progress.
As the Substantive Consultant Psychiatrist for the Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team in the NHS for 5 years, I provided direct clinical services and psychiatric evaluation and crisis intervention in successfully managing very complex and acutely unwell patients in the community. I was the Clinical Lead for Acute Services in North West Sussex for 2 years Chaired the Trust-wide Acute Inpatient Forum monthly meetings in the Trust, supporting safe and high quality care of patients.
I was a panel member of the NW Sussex Complex Care Pathway providing expert opinions for complex and highly risky patients. I have worked with Clinical Commissioning Group in Crawley to develop an outreach service for high risk low volume complex patients and in the process of establishing an in-reach service for marginalised ethnic community in Crawley.
I have been the NW Sussex Coordinator for Final Year Medical Students from Brighton and Sussex Medical School till December 2017 and ran Master-classes for various NHS/Non NHS organisations to up-skill social workers and nurses. I have an active interest in research and provide teaching and training to medical and paramedical staff.
As the Core member of the Clinical Academic Group for Mood and Anxiety Disorders, I am shaping the care pathway for these disorders.
I am an Enhanced Appraiser for doctors in the NHS Trust and annually appraise both consultant/non consultant grade doctors in the NHS Trust. I lead on the Spirituality and Staff Well-being Group in the NHS Trust to help improve the engagement of staff and their wellbeing.
I was awarded “Special Commendation Award” for my contribution to Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust in 2013 for my work.
I am currently working in the Recovery Bexhill & Hastings Assessment and Treatment Mental Health Team, as a Consultant Psychiatrist and am appointed as the Deputy Regional Advisor for Kent, Surrey & Sussex by the Royal College of Psychiatrists
My main interest and clinical experience is in evaluating and managing:
- Stress Related Disorders
- Transcultural Psychiatry disorders/Culture bound syndromes
- Psychotic disorders including schizophrenia
- Bipolar affective disorders
- Depressive disorders
- Anxiety disorders
I speak English, Hindi, Urdu and Telugu