GMC Number: 4420268
Dr Shaha has worked in Psychiatry in the NHS for the past 20 years; 11 years as a consultant in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at SWYPFT NHS trust, Wakefield. She is passionate about working systemically with children and young people, involving parents, carers, extended family, schools and even friends, where appropriate, in treatment. She believes that the use of medication in young people has its place albeit judiciously. She enjoys working with children presenting with any mental health difficulties especially eating difficulties, anxiety, depression and ADHD.
Dr Shahah was active in partnership-working with GPs and paediatricians and led the successful Trust-wide Eating Disorders (ED) pathway, covering a total population of over 1 million, from its inception in 2016. All four CAMHS ED teams met over 80% of assessment / treatment Government targets since 2016 with one service achieving these targets for 100% of all referrals.
She has further training in family therapy from the University of Leeds at both foundation and intermediate level, achieving a distinction for the latter. Additionally she recently took part in a national case note review via the NCEPOD looking at outcomes of young people who have self-harmed or attended hospital either with eating difficulties or depressive symptoms. The final report is due for publication later in 2018.
More recently Dr Shaha has developed an interest in publishing and has published an online CPD module on managing anxiety in children for the Royal College of Paediatricians, which was launched at their annual conference in May 2017. She is currently writing another on depression due for publication in 2018 and is contributing two chapters of a book aimed at GPs titled ABC of Autism.