Dr Arghya Sarkhel

Consultant Psychiatrist

Priory Hospital Chelmsford (staff)

Stump Lane
Springfield Green
Essex, CM1 7SJ

Location telephone: 01245 345 345

Location email: chelmsford@priorygroup.com

Secretary name: Julie Hobbs

Consultant telephone: 01245 244728

Consultant email: JulieHobbs@priorygroup.com

Dr Arghya Sarkhel

  • Mindfulness based approach to Assessment and Treatment
  • More than 20 years of experience in Psychiatry
  • Completed Basic and Higher Specialist Training approved by The Royal College of Psychiatrists in UK
  • On Specialist Register in Adult Psychiatry, Old Age Psychiatry and Liaison Psychiatry
  • Awarded Fellowship by The Royal College of Psychiatrists for contribution in Psychiatry
  • Examiner of MRCPsych – appointed by The Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • Awarded Clinical Excellent awards by NHS Trust
  • Honorary Lecturer in Imperial College, London
  • Currently working as a substantive Consultant Psychiatrist in NHS
  • Research / Audit  - Adult ADHD and Substance misuse, Clozapine use in Psychotic and non-Psychotic  disorders, High Dose Antipsychotic Therapy



  1. Sarkhel A, Butterworth L, Varugheese J, Rao H, Luty J

Xenophobia in general psychiatry journals

Ethnicity and inequalities in Health and Social Care 2009; 2(3): 29-31


  1. Easow J, Sethi P, Sarkhel A, Luty J

A Retrospective Sibling Study of Childhood Adjustment in Adults with Substance Use Disorders

Journal of Addiction Medicine 2008; 2(3): 135-138


  1. Luty J, Rao H, Arokiadass S, Easow J, Sarkhel A

The repentant sinner: methods to reduce stigmatised attitudes towards mental illness

Psychiatr. Bull 2008; 32(9): 327-332.


  1. Luty J, Umoh O, Sessay M, and Sarkhel A
    Effectiveness of Changing Minds campaign factsheets in reducing stigmatised attitudes towards mental illness
    Psychiatr. Bull 2007; 31: 377 - 381.


  1. Trathen B, O’Gara C, Sarkhel A, Sessay M, Rao H, Luty J                             

Co-morbidity and Cannabis use in a mental health trust in South East England

Addictive Behaviors 2007; 32(10): 2164 – 2177.


  1. Luty J, Sarkhel A, O’Gara C, Umoh O                                                    

Prevalence of childhood ADHD in opiate- dependent adults              

International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice 2007;11(2):157-162.                                                                                


  1. Sarkhel A, Thomas C, Shah A                                                                  

Psychiatric needs of Elderly Prisoners                                                         

Geriatric Medicine 2006; 36(2): 23-26.


  1. Sarkhel A, Lopes A, Shah A                                                                            

Special Patients: how to manage them                                                        

Geriatric Medicine 2005; 35(11): 17-22.


  1. Sarkhel A                                                                                                      

Book Review – Our Journey Through High Functioning Autism & Aspergers Syndrome: A Roadmap                                                                                      

Br J Learning Disabilities 2002; 30(2): 91-92.


10. Banerjee T K, Mukherjee C S and Sarkhel A                                                 

Stroke in the Urban Population of Calcutta – An Epidemiological Study Neuroepedemiology 2001; 20(3):201-207.


11. Sarkhel A, Ghosh S, Bhattacharya N and Banerjee T.K.                                     

A study on Focal Epilepsy.                                                                                    

J Assoc Physicians India 1995; 43: 915-916.


12. Ghosh S, Sarkhel A, Bose A Banerjee. T.K.                                             

Bilateral visual impairment of nonocular cause - a profile                                

J Assoc Physicians India.  1995; 43: 916.

MB BS, FRCPsych, DPM (Dublin), MSc in Neuroscience