Imran Waheed is a Consultant Psychiatrist based in Birmingham.
He qualified from the University of Birmingham and completed his basic and higher specialist training in the West Midlands area. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
He has an active medico-legal practice and is regularly involved in writing psychiatric reports and giving expert evidence for both civil and criminal proceedings.
His special interest lies in the assessment and treatment of mood disorders, post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder and psychosis.
He regularly delivers lectures to medical students, trainee psychiatrists, general practitioners and health professionals from other disciplines. Recent lectures have addressed social, cultural and ethnic aspects of mood disorders, culture bound syndromes, the assessment of risk, suicide prevention, management of depression in primary care and the neurobiology of depression.
He has a keen research interest and has publications looking at managing side effects of commonly used psychiatric medication and improving training of postgraduate doctors.
He is regularly involved in audit, evaluation of outcomes and has experience of leading serious incident reviews and quality reviews of clinical services. He has been awarded NHS clinical excellence awards for his achievements in developing and delivering high-quality patient care and his commitment to the continuous improvement of the NHS.
He is currently undertaking research into the views and attitudes of mental health professionals towards oral and injectable antipsychotic medication.
14/10/2016 – Current average waiting time for completion of medico-legal reports: 6-8 weeks from instruction