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- Substance misuse psychiatry
I am a Senior Consultant Psychiatrist with a wide range of experience in all aspects of adult psychiatry. I take an holistic approach to patient care, using both psychological and medical treatments to maximise effective recovery. I have training in CBT and EMDR, in addition to medication management.
I completed my psychiatric training at the world renowned Maudsley Hospital in London, where I became a consultant in 1999. I also worked at the Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and gained expertise in neuropsychiatry.
I am an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Kings' College London School of Medicine, and an Honorary Lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience in London. These academic positions reflect my on going interest in research, training and teaching.
I continue to work in the NHS, as Consultant Psychiatrist in Forensic Mental Health at the Bethlem Royal and Maudsley Hospitals. In addition to my clinical role, I act as a Lead Consultant for the service, shaping and developing the service for the benefit of patients.
I act as Firm Head for medical students attending Kings' College School of Medicine, and educational supervisor for junior doctors in their higher training. I provide lectures and tutorials to a range of other professionals, both nationally and internationally. I appraise consultant colleagues regarding the quality of their work.
Areas of interest
Adult psychiatry; Stress related disorders; PTSD; Psychological reactions to trauma; neuropsychiatry; medically unexplained symptoms; functional neurological disorders/conversion disorders; peri-natal depression and psychosis; self harm; bereavement; Anxiety disorders; Depression; Bipolar disorder (previously manic depression); Management of Personality Disorders; Psychosis; Psychological reactions to being Stalked; Medico-legal work; Second opinions
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Cardiac conditions
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Gynaecological disorders
- Musculoskeletal conditions
- Neurological disorders
- Pain management
- Psychophysiological disorders
- Physical disability
- Rheumatological conditions
- April McKay-Watson
- Sloane Court Clinic 11 Sloane Court West LONDON SW3 4TD
- 020 7703 5945
- 020 7703 9871
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Psychiatrist in Forensic Mental Health
Bethlem Royal Hospital
Monks Orchard Road
Beckenham Kent BR3
My research focuses on service development and treatment issues. Recent publications include work on the impact of patients with personality difficulties on a community mental health team, the prevalence of stalking by patients towards psychiatrists and a literature review on clozapine-induced myoclonus.
I have an interest in the development of mental health services in evolving economies and acted as lecturer and examiner to medical students and doctors in training in Somaliland.
I have been awarded 8 Clinical Excellence Awards in my NHS practice, reflecting dedication to patient care and service development.
I was awarded a Fellowship on the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2011
I have over 50 research publications in peer reviewed and other medical journals
- MB BCh BAO National University of Ireland, UCD 1986
- MRCPsych Royal College of Psychiatrists 1991
Reference number 3622760
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- FRCPsych Royal College of Psychiatrists 2011
Details of entry to specialist register
- Dr Ronan McIvor, 1999
Affiliations / memberships
Member GMC, BMA, Royal College of Psychiatrists
Member, Executive Committee, Forensic Faculty, Royal College of Psychiatrists
Advisor to the Psychiatrist Support Service
Team member of the College Centre for Quality Improvement
- The Sloane Court Clinic 11 Sloane Court West...
- 17:00 - 21:00
- 020 7730 9326
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.