Dr Naresh Buttan

Dr Naresh Buttan is a Consultant Psychiatrist in General Adult Psychiatry. He has worked as a Substantive Full-Time Consultant in NHS since 2008. He has recently moved to join South London and Maudsley (SLaM) having previously worked for 11 years at Livewell Southwest. He’s Sec 12 (2) approved under the Mental Health Act. He had held roles of Training Programme Director for Higher Training Programme in General Adult & Old Age Psychiatry at South West Peninsula Post Graduate Medical Education (HEE SW PGME). He was also attached with University of Plymouth as Hon’ Fellow, Academic Tutor and Undergraduate Psychiatry Lead for Peninsula Medical & Dental Schools.

Prior to coming to the UK, he worked as Consultant Psychiatrist, Deputy Medical Superintendent & Clinical Director in Australia, Consultant Psychiatrist & Deputy Medical Superintendent in India after qualifying from premier institutes in India. He’s currently attached with Royal College of Psychiatrists as an External Adviser & College Assessor. He is a member of BMA and trained and worked as LNC Chair previously at Livewell Southwest. He’s actively involved in training, teaching & workforce development in his various roles.

Beside his vast experience of more than 15 years in his field his special interests include Neurobiology, Transcultural Psychiatry, Migration & Mental Health, PTSD, Epigenetics in Schizophrenia & Bipolar mood disorders and Mental Health Laws. He’s experienced in providing specialist assessments for courts, tribunals, medico-legal cases including those for asylum seekers & refugees, health/work insurers & employers. He’s presented papers in conferences, written articles in public media & given interviews to media for raising awareness of mental health

Profession: Psychiatrist

Courts or Tribunals: Clinical Negligence, Employment, Family Court, Immigration and Asylum, Mental Health Tribunals, Occupational Health, Personal Injury, Psychiatric Assessment

Age groups: Adult

Psychological Specialisms: ADHD, Adult Mental Health Problems, Domestic Abuse, Mental Capacity, Parental alienation, Personality Disorder, Substance Misuse, Trauma and PTSD

Therapies offered: Adult Therapy