Dr. Suhail Rafiq
Dr. Suhail Rafiq
I am a British Citizen and have carried out my education and medical training in the UK. I completed my post graduate Psychiatry training in the UK.
I have 17 years of experience (post MBChB) in the field of mental health. As a junior doctor I have had clinical roles in General Adult Psychiatry, Child & Adolscent Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, Old Age Psychiatry and a Psychiatric Deaf Service. My higher specialist training has been in both child and adult settings.
After obtaining my Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) I have worked as a Consultant Psychiatrist within the Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Directorate of Pennine Care NHS Trust for five years. My primary role was in the assessment and treatment of mental health difficulties in adolescents and young adults. After this I worked as a Consultant Psychiatrist in a young people’s secure inpatient facility for one year. More recently I have been the Consultant for the Adult ADHD Service at Mersey Care NHS Trust (3 years).
I have experience of working with children, adolescents and adults with a variety of mental health difficulties. I am also a medical member for Mental Health Review Tribunal Panels. This is a UK Judicial Post. I am approved by the Secretary of State under section 12(2) of the Mental Health Act (England and Wales).
I believe in the role of the multidisciplinary team. I believe in multi-agency coordination to provide the best outcome for my patients. I practice under a bio-psychosocial model which involves clear formulations and a variety of management options. My areas of special interest are ADHD, Autism Spectrum Conditions and emotional/behavioural presentations in children & adolescents. I also have a wider range of expertise in common mental health conditions such as mood disorders, psychosis, anxiety disorders and personality disorders across all age ranges.
I have delivered poster presentations at Royal College of Psychiatry conferences (ADHD audits and managing self-harm in young people). I have hosted a workshop on ADHD at the World Congress of Psychiatry.
MBChB (Manchester UK)
MRCPsych (Royal College of Psychiatrists, London)
CCT (GMC Specialist Register UK No.4470737)
DHCC (Dubai Healthcare City) Medical Specialist License No. MS1654-17
Areas of Expertise
ADHD and Autism Spectrum Conditions
Child & Adolescent Emotional and Psychological Disorders
Bullying and School Difficulties
OCD – Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Body Image/ Self Esteem Issues
Bipolar Affective Disorder
Self harm and Suicidal Ideation
Aggression/ Anger Management
Medication Prescribing and Supervision