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I am a consultant psychiatrist with over 30 years experience in both the NHS and the private sector. I am a senior examiner for the Royal College of Psychiatry MRCPsych exams and the GMC PLAB test. I am also a specialist advisor to the Care Quality Commission, Department of Health on mental illness. My first consultant post from 1991 to 1999 for the South Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. In 2000, I moved to work as a senior consultant psychiatrist for the Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. In January 2021, I joined Addcounsel/Orchestrate private community mental health services based in Mayfair, London as a senior consultant psychiatrist. We receive referrals from all over the UK, the rest of Europe and the Middle East. I had practicing privileges at both the Priory Hospital North London and the Dukes Priory Hospital In Essex. I have been accepted for practicing privileges at the Nightingale Private psychiatric hospital and will be joining soon.
Areas of interest
I have a special interest and expertise in the diagnosis and management of mood disorders including unipolar depression and bipolar affective disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety disorders, PTSD, postnatal disorders, and psychiatric complications of physical illness. I am also interested in the medico legal aspect of psychiatry and have extensive experience as an expert witness providing high quality medico legal reports to the courts and solicitors on civil and criminal cases.
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Pain management
- Psychophysiological disorders
Current NHS consultant posts held
Worked for the NHS for 40 years 26 of those as a consultant in adult psychiatry.
At present working solely in the private sector.
I have interest in treatment of resistant schizophrenia and has done research in this field.
Interested in travel, music and theatre
Received several discretionary and clinical excellence points during working for the NHS
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Arabic - Fluent
- FRCPsych The Royal College of Psychiatrists 2012
- MRCPsych The Royal College of Psychiatrists 1987
- DipPsych The Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK 1985
- DPM Diploma in Psychological Medicine University of London 1983
- MBChB University of Mosul, Iraq 1974
Reference number 3147898
Details of entry to specialist register
- On the GMC specialist register , 1996
Affiliations / memberships
Membership and Fellowship of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Membership of the Medical Protection Society
Specialist Advisor to the Care Quality Commission, Department of Health, UK.
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
Other ways of contacting me
I can be contacted directly using Skype. My Skype ID is: none