Dr Andrew Hadler trained as a Psychiatrist in Sussex and London, qualifying as a Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist in January 2012. Dr Hadler has a particular interest in engaging patients in healthcare treatment, a topic which covers areas such as treatment adherence as well as patients' awareness of illness and self-management skills.
Having been appointed as Consultant for The Priory Hospital Sturt House, Dr Hadler is leading the development of a treatment approach and service model which seeks to maximise patients' intrinsic engagement in treatment. The anticipated goals of the proposed service model include reduced length of inpatient stay; a reduction in risk incidents and greater patient satisfaction with care; and an increase in service users' long term skills in self-management of their mental and physical health needs and risk.
Dr Hadler delivered a national conference on the topic of treatment engagement in 2010 and conducted research in to treatment engagement by patients in secure mental health services during 2013 and 2014. He teaches a module on treatment engagement at Brighton & Sussex Medical School and is lead editor for a textbook on the same topic, which has recently been commissioned by the publisher, Wiley.
During his training, Dr Hadler enjoyed a month long placement working with the forensic service in Vancouver, British Columbia, funded by a travel bursary after winning a national prize for innovation by doctors.
MB ChB DCH MRCPsych Msc, Approved under Section 12 (2) of the Mental Health Act 1983
Qualified to train individuals in motivational interviewing and the START structured clinical risk assessment
Experienced as a clinical and educational supervisor of junior Doctors training in Psychiatry