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Dr Farooq Ahmed (MBBS MD FRCPsych FIPS MSc Med Ed) Khan
Consultant Psychiatrist - Older Adults

Dr Farooq Ahmed Khan

Dr Farooq Ahmed Khan is a consultant psychiatrist at Priory Wellbeing Centre Birmingham. He specialises in providing mental health treatment for older adults.


Dr Khan completed his basic medical training and qualification of MBBS in India in 1999. He then went on to complete his Doctorate in Medicine (MD) in Psychiatry before progressing his career in the United Kingdom. Dr Khan secured his Membership of Royal College of Psychiatrist (MRCPsych) in 2008.

The passion for education and academic excellence led him to pursue Masters in Medical Education from Staffordshire University in 2013. He has also secured the Fellowship of Indian Psychiatric Society which shows his dedication for Psychiatry and Medical Education.

As the world population is ageing, more and more people are in need of supported care in the community. I have successfully completed an innovative six-months MDT pilot project in Birmingham in 2010, which was awarded second position in Board Challenge Awards of BSMHFT. I led similar MDT project into care homes in Sandwell which aims at reducing antipsychotic use and preferring non-pharmacological management of BPSD in care homes.

Some patient statements

"I have always been happy with service I have received. I feel he is very approachable and I have no qualms about asking questions etc & feel comfortable during appointment."

"Dr Khan kindly saw my mom even though we arrived late. This put my mom's mind at rest and meant she felt supported & valued."

"The doctor was very calm and most kind in every aspect. He couldn't have been more attentive and listened to everything I said."

"This Doctor is excellent, always available + caring understands my Dads needs if we had more doctors like him this world would be a better place. Grateful Thanks to him."

"Very happy with the overall treatment received."


"Excellent consultation."

"Doctor listened well. Offered advice/guidance. Reassured."

Clinical articles and research papers

  • Mattar S. Khan F. (2017). Personality Disorders in Older Adults: Diagnosis and Management. Progress NP, 21(02). Available at:
  • Bangash A, Stubbs R, Khan F, Samnani S, Aziz H, Mitra M. (2017). Association between antipsychotics and adverse outcomes in dementia. Progress NP, 21(04). Available at:
  • Baek J, Khan F. A systematic review of anxiety disorders among older adults: focus on treatment of generalised anxiety disorder. Journal of Geriatric Care and Research 2017, 4(1): 3-10
  • Balakrishna U, Khan F. The Impact of Dementia on Carers and Care Giving. Geriatric Medicine (GM) Dec 2016 12(46); p: 35-40. Available at:
  • Khan F. (2016) Attempts to erode a glorious specialism: Defending older adult Services. Newsletter Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry, Royal College of Psychiatrists. Available at:
  • Khan FA. Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) as assessment tools for medical student examination. Telangana Journal of Psychiatry 2016;2(1):17-21
  • Khan F, Chithiramohan A (2016) Conveyance of Mentally Ill Person from their Property: Which Legislation to Use? – Mental Capacity Act (MCA) or Mental Health Act (MHA) or Court of Protection. J Gerontol Geriatr Res 5: 297. doi:10.4172/2167-7182.1000297
  • Kumararatne G., Khan, F. Issues in Dementia: What do we know to date? Geriatric Medicine (GM) March 2016 46(3); 15-20. Available at:
  • Kumararatne G., Khan, F. Issues in Dementia: What do we know to date? Geriatric Medicine (GM) Feb 2016 edition; 28-34
  • Tsaroucha A., Kingston, P., Khan, F., Hassiem, F. The relationship between oral/dental pain and behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) among elderly residents in nursing homes. The Journal of New Writing in Health and Social Care 2015, 1(2)
  • Khan F. Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) or Normal Ageing! Journal of Gerontology and Geriatric Research 2015; 4(4)
  • Khan FA, Sehgal T, Tadros G, Holmes J. Descriptive psychiatric profile of patients presenting with overdose in an inner city hospital. AP J Psychol Med 2014; 15(2): 181-6
  • Khan, F. A., Chikkatagaiah, S., Shafiullah, M., M., Nasiri., Saraf., Sehgal, T., Rana, A., Tadros, G., Kingston, P. International Medical Graduates (IMGs) in the UK—a Systematic Review of Their Acculturation and Adaptation. Journal of International Migration and Integration, (2014). DOI: 10.1007/s12134-014-0368-y
  • Khan FA, Owen A. Sharing information with patients: adverse effects of medications. AP J Psychol Med 2014; 15(1): 38-42
  • Khan F, Kingston P. Retirement and Mental Health, Old Age Psychiatrist 2014; (59). Available at:
  • Khan F, Malik A, Azeem S, Abeyagunaratne J, Azeem H, Ali MS. Contemporary issues in liaison psychiatry and growing older adult population in India: experiences from UK initiatives AP J Psychol Med 2013; 14 (1): 25-32
  • Khan F, Tadros G. Physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia in Indian context: Sooner or later the need to ponder! Indian J Psychol Med 2013; 35:101-5
  • Khan, F. & Tadros, G. (2013). Complexity in cognitive assessment of elderly British Minority Ethnic groups (BME): cultural perspective. Dementia: International Journal of Social Research and Practice doi: 10.1177/1471301213475539
  • Rakhawy, M., Tadros, G., Khan, F., Al-Houssini, A.M. (2013). Euthanasia and Physician- assisted suicide: historical and religious perspective in the Middle East. International Psychiatry 2013; 10(1): 20-21
  • Khan, F. A., Rice, D. and Tadros, G. The use of supportive observations within an inpatient mental health unit for older people and dilemma of using the Mental Health Act (2007) or the Mental Capacity Act (2005) in England and Wales. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing; 2013 Feb; 20(1): 91-6
  • Khan FA. The Need to Improve Psychiatric Training in India. AP Psychol Med 2012; 13(2): 64-5
  • Farooq Ahmed Khan, Martin Curtice. Cultural barriers and assessment of dementia: a case report. AP J Psychol Med 2012; 13(1): 40-3
  • Khan, F & Tadros, G. (2012). Hard Economic Times and Dementia Care by Families – Cross Cultural Perspective. Journal of Health and Social Care Improvement; Vol 2
  • Khan, F. (2012). Initial MDT response on referrals to Medium Secure Unit. Mind the gap: Newsletter of Faculty of General Adult Psychiatry – West Midlands
  • Farooq Khan. Dementia in India – Its high time to address the need. AP J Psychol Med AP J Psychol Med 2012 12(2): 64-8
  • Khan, F. (2012). Psychology of relations. Mind the gap: Newsletter of Faculty of General Adult Psychiatry – West Midlands
  • Khan, F. (2011). Being Monolingual, Bilingual or Multilingual – Pros and cons in Dementia patients. International Psychiatry Journal, 8(4): 96-98
  • Khan, F & Bernadt, M. (2011). Intense suicidal thoughts and self-harm following Escitalopram treatment. Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine, 33(1): 74-76
  • Khan, F. & Curtice, M. (2011). Nonpharmacological management of behavioural symptoms of dementia. British Journal of Community Nursing, 16(9): 441-449
  • Khan, F.(2011). Risk factors associated with dementia in African-Carribean population and culturally appropriate assessment tools. British Journal of Psychiatry, e letter
  • Khan, F. & Curtice, M. (2011). Diagnostic dilemma in an elderly woman. British Medical Journal, 342:d969
  • Tadros, G., Rakhawy, M. Y., Khoweiled, A., El-Houssini, A. M. & Khan, F. (2011). Perception of physician-assisted suicide among Egyptian Psychiatrists – cultural perspective. The Psychiatrist, 35: 15-18
  • Survey of psychiatrist’s perceptions of sharing information with patients – adverse effects of medications – Abstract Annual Faculty Meeting of General & Community Psychiatry (Oct 2010)
  • Khan, F. (2010). Dilemma of a new Specialist Registrar – Mind the gap: Newsletter of Faculty of General Adult Psychiatry – West Midlands
  • Khan, F. (2010). Care home in dementia care – Need to act – British Journal of Psychiatry E – Letters.
  • Complexity in Cultural issues and Cognitive Assessments of Elderly British Minority Ethnic groups (BME) – Abstract Annual Faculty Meeting of Old age Psychiatry (Mar 2010)
  • Perception of Physician Assisted Suicide among Egyptian Psychiatrists: Cultural Perspective – Abstract Annual Faculty Meeting of Old age Psychiatry, Leeds (Mar 2010)
  • Mistry, H., Bhugra, D., Chaleby, K., Khan, F. & Sauer, J. (2009). Veiled Communication: Is Uncovering Necessary for Psychiatric Assessement? – Journal of Transcultural Psychiatry, Vol 46(4) Page 642-650
  • Khan, F (2010). The Need for Championing the cause of Elderly Mentally Ill in General Hospitals – British Journal of Psychiatry, E-Letters,
  • Service Evaluation of a Hospital Liaison Team for Older Adults – Abstract – Annual Faculty Meeting of Old age Psychiatry, Mar 2008
  • Khan, F., Bogaraju, A., Devi, G. & Kartikeya, K. M. (2005). Psychological Autopsy of Suicide – A Cross-Sectional Study – Indian Journal of Psychiatry, Page 73-78, 47, No. 2, April-June 2005


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I am hard working person with genuine commitment to my work and I believe in sincerity to achieve my goals. I am enthusiastic and passionate and believe that integrity is of utmost importance in achieving success.

The experience gained through my medical school and hospital appointments have instilled in me the confidence, leadership and management skills to perform as a leader in any national or international organisation. I believe in leading from the front and setting milestones by establishing an example for others. I possess good communication skills, the ability to relate well with my patients and colleagues and I work exceptionally well within teams.

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  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
  • Doctor of Medicine in Psychiatry (MD Psychiatry)
  • Fellow of Indian Psychiatric Society (FIPS)
  • Masters of Science - Medical Education (MSc Med Ed)
  • Member of Royal College of Psychiatrists (MRCPsych)
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