Dr Asif Bachlani

Consultant Adult Psychiatrist, Medical Director, Clinical Director for Acute and PICU


Dr Asif Bachlani joined the Priory Group in 2019 as Consultant Adult Psychiatrist and Hospital Medical Director for Priory Hospital Woking, Lifeworks Hospital and Oxford Wellbeing Centre.

In 2020, Dr Bachlani was appointed as Priory’s National Clinical Director for the Acute and PICU network of 25 Hospitals. In this role, Dr Bachlani has developed the inpatient care pathways for Acute and PICU hospitals, digital ward round template, informal leave template and the community discharge pathway. Dr Bachlani uses quality improvement methodology which has brought digital 6 Lead ECG devices to Priory Healthcare Division Network of hospitals and outpatient wellbeing centres.

In addition, Dr Bachlani is the Finance Officer for Royal College of Psychiatrists General Adult Faculty, as well as the social media and communications lead for the faculty. Dr Bachlani was elected member of the CCIO Digital Network Advisory Panel between 2019 – 2021 and is an Executive Committee Member for the RCPsych Digital Psychiatry Special Interest Group.


Asif graduated from the St Bartholomews and Royal London Medical School in 2002 with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) and BSc in Clinical Medicine. Asif completed this psychiatric training in Hampshire and Dorset achieving Member of Royal College of Psychiatrists (MRCPsych) in 2008. He also completed his CCT in General Adult Psychiatry with sub-speciality in Liaison Psychiatry in 2011.

Asif has a Diploma in Medical Education from university of Winchester (2012).

Prior to joining the Priory, Asif was NHS consultant psychiatrist for 8 years and worked in community/outpatient posts in North East London and Kingston. Asif worked as single point of access consultant in North East London between 2011-17, where he treated patients between the age of 18-70 years old with mood, anxiety and personality disorders, neurodevelopmental disorder and psychotic disorders. He was also the NELFT Trust Lead for Adult ADHD and Borough lead for ADHD and autistic spectrum conditions.

Asif’s next consultant post was at Kingston where he treated patients between the ages of 18-70 years old, with recurrent mood and anxiety disorders, personality disorders and psychotic disorders.  Asif set up and developed the Kingston Personality Disorder Pathway to meet the unmet needs of the local population.

Due to his interest in mental health outcomes, Asif was also the NHS London Clinical Lead for Mental Health Outcomes for 2 years between 2017-19, where he co-authored NHS London training modules on HoNOS outcome tool.  Whilst working in the NHS, Asif has had various clinical and managerial positions in NHS Trusts including Associate Medical Director, Trust Lead for Mental Health Outcomes and Chief Clinical Information Officer.

In recognition of Asif’s commitment to promoting excellence for patients and field of psychiatry, he was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (FRCPsych) in 2019.

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Asif led on the development of various patient pathways including:

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  • 2001 - BMed Sci (Hons) in Clinical Medicine with Cutaneanous Biology. Class 2:1 St Bartholomew’s & the Royal London School of Medicine, London
  • 2002 - MBBS St Bartholomew’s & the Royal London School of Medicine, London
  • 2007 – MRCPsych, Royal college of Psychiatrists
  • 2011 – CCT in General Adult Psychiatry with sub-speciality in Liaison Psychiatry
  • 2012 – Diploma in Professional Enquiry at University of Winchester
  • 2019 – FRCPsych, Royal college of Psychiatrists