Dr P R – Consultant Psychiatrist
M.B.B.S., P.G. Dip. Psych Med, M.R.C.Psych., P.G.Dip. (Mental Health Law)
I have done Expert Witness Court reports for Magistrates and Crown Court, especially regarding defendants with Learning Disabilities and those suffering from deficits specific to Autism and Aspergers. I speak Hindi, Urdu & Punjabi and have provided expert psychiatric evidence for defence and prosecution for mental health associated cases. I have also worked with people patients involved with Court of Protection under the MCA. These reports have been about their capacity assessment regarding health and social issues.
EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS
2006-2008 Post Grad. Diploma (Mental Health law), University of Northumbria, December 2008 ECDL Part 1
2005-2008 Higher Specialist Training in Learning Disability Psychiatry Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) May 2008
2004 M.R.C.Psych. Guys & St. Thomas Psychiatry rotation, London.
UNIVERSITY AND POSTGRADUATE EDUCATION
1998-2000 Post Graduate Diploma in Psychological Medicine, University of Bombay, T.N Medical College, Bombay
1990-1996 MBBS, University of Bombay, India, Grant Medical College, Bombay.
EMPLOYMENT AND EXPERIENCE
I am currently working as a Consultant Psychiatrist employed by a Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust.
Hon. Senior Clinical Lecturer Academic Unit of Psychiatry, University of Bristol, UK
I was the Lead Clinician for The Hayes, an independent hospital for people with Asperger’s Disorder and detained under the MHA (1983), managed by the National Autistic Society.
I am on the GMC Specialist register and registered with Royal college of Psychiatrist for CPD
CLINICAL (HIGHER TRAINING)
I have gained Competency in:
– LD history taking, Physical and mental health assessment
– Managing mental illness, Epilepsy
– Neuro developmental disorders including Autism, ADHD, and genetic conditions like Downs Syndrome, Fragile X, Cerebral Palsy and dealing with patients with complex health needs
– Assessing and managing patients with Asperger’s Disorder in a low secure setting.
– Assessment of Mental Capacity for Court of protection.
I have worked with:
– Children’s team, CAMHS
– Sex offenders groups
– Intensive support teams
– Gen Hospital
– Mainstream gen adult teams,
– Day centre and RAC, Supported independent living schemes
– Inpatient unit
– Special needs school and special needs college
– Medium secure unit
I have added skills in:
– Non verbal communication
– Implementation and assessment under MHA 1983, MCA 2005
– Risk assessment and management
– Court reports and forensic second opinion
– Working with court users, Police and Probation Services
– Input in new service development and redesigning, modernising service delivery
– Using DISCO, ADOS, HCR-20
In addition to my core clinical training especially in complex health needs, Autism, Downs, and Forensic LD, I have had special interest sessions in forensic learning disability psychiatry, psychopharmacology, services for children with learning difficulties, psychotherapy, paediatrics, neurology and genetics.
I was Lead Clinician at The Hayes, an independent low secure unit run by The National Autistic Society I was closely involved in work as ‘Approved Clinician’ under the MHA 1983. This includes working with the management and review tribunals as well as Managers hearing. I am competent in monitoring and managing risky and complex patients clinically as well as using HCR20. Along with that I am involved in assessing and managing complex need patients with Asperger’s diagnosis with MDT. I provide leadership to the MDT and managerial support to the senior managers and input into the development plans for future services.
A part of training during my CCT has been with the Forensic LD team based in Bristol. This involved assessing patients in the community, managing risk and recommending their placement in secure settings. This was extended to include monitoring placements and the provision of care pathways available to patients placed in Independent secure units. I closely worked with the local prison outreach to provide treatment to mentally unwell prisoners and helping plan with the probation services the requirement of care in community along with risk management.
Earlier in my career I worked as an Associate Specialist in a Low Secure unit based in Canterbury. This was an inpatient unit with 12 forensic patients and was a part of care pathway form a medium secure unit in Maidstone to management in community.
CLINICAL TRAINING EXPERIENCES (BASIC SPECIALIST TRAINING)
– 6 months of training in old age psychiatry, acute adult psychiatry, psychotherapy in CBT, prison mental health clinics, and secure unit, group & individual psychotherapy in drugs and alcohol rehabilitation and CAMHS services.
– Experience of working in fully integrated Community Mental Health Team.
– Experience of emergency work including Section 12 assessments.
– Experience of in-patient and community work with the Mental Health Team for Older People, with a particular clinical focus on liaison with the general hospital.
– I worked on a busy psychiatric intensive care unit and gained considerable experience of working with detained patients, including preparing reports and attending tribunals.
– I worked in acute services in an extremely busy hospital serving an urban area of high social deprivation and medical and psychiatric morbidity.
– 2 year post graduate diploma, in Psychological Medicine form University of Bombay India, which included outpatient care of large number of mild to moderately mentally ill patients in inner city area of Bombay, 2 months of neurology, 2 months of medicine and 2 months of psychology along with 50 bedded inpatient unit and ECT suite.
Languages: Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi