About me: 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, I provide direct clinical services and psychiatric evaluation and crisis intervention in successfully managing very complex and acutely unwell patients in the community. I am the Clinical Lead for Acute Services in North West Sussex and currently Chair the Trust-wide Acute Inpatient Forum monthly meetings in the Trust, supporting safe and high quality care of patients. I am a panel member of the NW Sussex Complex Care Pathway providing expert opinions for complex and highly risky patients. Currently, I am working 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 am the NW Sussex Coordinator for Final Year Medical Students from Brighton and Sussex Medical School and run Master-classes for various NHS/Non NHS organisations to up-skill social workers and nurses. I trained 220 doctors in India in diagnosing and treating depression in January 2017. 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. Areas of clinical expertise: Stress Related Disorders Transcultural Psychiatry disorders/Culture bound syndromes Psychotic disorders including schizophrenia Bipolar affective disorders Depressive disorders Anxiety disorders
I felt I was given a fair assessment. Dr. Adil Jawad was thorough and explained the reasons behind his assessment and explained what my diagnosis was for and why he felt it was necessary for the treatment. Personally given my history, which i only touched upon, he garnered there was a need for a diagnosis. He was open and honest throughout. He was also to the point in terms of explaining what it was he required.
Having an appointment with Dr Jawad was life-changing for me; I've been struggling with severe depression and bulimia over the past three years and due to all the stigma and misunderstandings about mental health issues that exist in my home country, I had not been able to seek help from anyone, including my family. Consulting Dr Jawad was truly one of the best decisions I have made in my life; he listened intently to what I had to say and assured me at the end of my appointment that things will indeed get better if I just follow a few steps. I am still in the process of recovering but things are improving at a speed that I have previously thought impossible and I will forever be grateful for all that Dr Jawad has done for me.