- Bupa Platinum consultant
- Fee assured
- Verified account
- Open Referral network
- Video and telephone consultations
Dr Attavar is a highly experienced neuro-developmental psychiatrist with 25 years of NHS experience and has recently started to work privately. He provides a listening ear and a personable patient-centred manner in his treatment of those with emotional and neuro-developmental problems. Dr Attavarâ€™s combination of psychodynamic approaches and evidence-based medicine maximises the potential of recovery in people with emotional and mental health problems.
Whilst practising as a consultant psychiatrist since 2007, Dr Attavar has also been active in helping to train the next generation of doctors. He has held a wide range of roles that include research, teaching and medical management, in senior positions such as Clinical Service Director, Training Programme Director and Mentoring Lead. Recently appointed Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Hertfordshire, he additionally organises and chairs well-being and recovery conferences for the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Areas of interest
Autism Spectrum Disorder; Asperger's Syndrome;Adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD); Anxiety Treatment; Bipolar disorder treatment; Depression treatment and help; Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) treatment specialists; Schizophrenia treatment; Sleep disorders; Dementia;
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Psychiatrist, Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Vice Chair of Royal College of Psychiatry, South Eastern Division
Mentoring Lead, South Eastern Division
Training Director, Thames Valley Deanery
Wellbeing; Long Covid; Epilepsy; Mental Illness
Aspergers; Autism; ADHD; Assessment of Dementia; Nutritional Psychiatry; Sleep Hygiene;
National Clinical Excellence Award Winner
Inspire Award Winner, Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
CARVIS Project in collaboration with HPFT, University of Hertfordshire, Purple all stars and books beyond words. This research was funded by RCN foundation. Qualitative interview of
carers, family, and person with LD on uptake of Vaccination for Covid19. (2021-ongoing). Principle Investigator
Intellectual disability across cultures,
Publisher Oxford University Press. Chapter Title Intellectual disabilities in European countries (Ken Courtenay, Romanie Dekke and Rajnish Attavar) (Date for publication 2022).
Chapter published in the Seminar series (RCPsych and Cambridge University Press) Psychotherapy and Learning disability. (2017) (Dr Rajnish Attavar Dr Kuljit Bhogal).
Management of epilepsy in adults with intellectual disability (Technical report for RCPsych, Rohit Shankar lead author, Rajnish
Psychological therapies and people who have intellectual disabilities (2016) RCPsych and British Psychological society
Experiences of new intellectual disability consultant â€“ Faculty of Psychiatry & Intellectual Disability newsletter (Jan 2015)
Learning Disability Psychiatry Faculty newsletter March 2011 â€“ Conducted a survey on behalf of Faculty of Psychiatry on experiences of new consultants
Administration of emergency anti-epileptics in staffed care homes for people with intellectual disabilities in High Wycombe: survey of staff
Advances in mental health and intellectual Disabilities 2012 (Dr Sharada Deepak, Elizabeth Obe, Dr Rajnish Attavar).
Practitioner Contributor to Deprivation of liberty -Practical guide by the Law society.
Poster Presentation: Annual Conference on Dementia in People with Learning Disabilities (case notes review) (RCPsych LD conference,
Article: Characteristics and outcomes of referrals to psychotherapy service for people with intellectual disabilities (Co-Researcher) G
Parks et al IASSID (first presented in IASSID 2004 Montpellier).
- MRCPsych Royal College of Psychiatry 2002
- MBBS Bangalore University 1996
Reference number 5188449
Details of entry to specialist register
- CCT Intellectual Disabilities , 2002
- Ellesmere Clinic1 Ellesmere GroveBarnetEN5 2FY
- 09:00 - 18:00
- 020 8441 5241
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.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
0203 814 9517