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Dr Hassan Kapadia
Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist
Hassan Kapadia

Dr Kapadia is a consultant psychiatrist with over 19 years' psychiatry experience.

He specialises in perinatal psychiatry, providing assessment and treatment to women with mental health problems who are planning a pregnancy, during pregnancy, and for the first year after a baby is born. Dr Kapadia also sees women who have previously experienced mental illness, are currently well, and would like support to remain well during a pregnancy and after delivery. This includes assistance with decision making regarding the use of medication when women are planning a pregnancy, during pregnancy, and whilst breastfeeding.

Dr Kapadia is on the General Medical Council's (GMC) specialist register, with a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) in Psychotherapy, one of the six recognised psychiatric specialties. In December 2022, he commenced a 1-year career break from his substantive NHS consultant post to dedicate more time to medicolegal work. 

He held senior management roles within the NHS, including as clinical director and clinical lead.  Dr Kapadia also held a senior teaching position as medical psychotherapy tutor, responsible for training across two counties. He is a trainer recognised by the GMC and has been a senior clinical examiner at the University of Birmingham. Dr Kapadia is also a trained medical appraiser.

Dr Kapadia received seven NHS Clinical Excellence Awards. These are awarded to the consultants recognised to have contributed most to the delivery of safe and high quality care, and the improvement of NHS services.

Dr Kapadia integrates psychiatric, psychotherapeutic, and medical skills to provide a psychologically-oriented understanding of patients' difficulties.

He assesses and manages patients with trauma and stressor-related disorders (e.g. post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), adjustment disorder and birth trauma), anxiety disorders (e.g. specific phobias (including primary and secondary tokophobia), generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), social phobia, panic disorder and agoraphobia), depressive disorders (including postnatal depression), and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).

Out of hours, he was on a consultant rota for general psychiatry for over 10 years.

Dr Kapadia also has a medicolegal practice, specialising in clinical negligence, complex and serious injury, employers' liability and occupational stress.

Position at Priory

Dr Kapadia joined Priory as a visiting consultant in 2021.


Dr Kapadia received his undergraduate medical education at the University of Birmingham and undertook postgraduate training in psychiatry in the West Midlands. He completed higher training in the psychiatric subspecialty of medical psychotherapy, majoring in psychodynamic psychotherapy. He also trained in cognitive therapy, graduating from the University of Oxford.

Dr Kapadia gained Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists by examination at the earliest possible opportunity, and he has been elected to Fellowship of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Fellowship is awarded as a mark of distinction and recognition of contributions to psychiatry. He is eligible to act as an approved clinician and responsible clinician within the meaning of the Mental Health Act (MHA), and he is approved by the secretary of state as a doctor certified as having special experience in the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorder under Section 12(2) of the MHA. In addition, Dr Kapadia holds the diploma qualification of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

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  • Bachelor of Medical Science (Hons) (BMedSc), The University of Birmingham, 2000
  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB), The University of Birmingham, 2003
  • Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) – Psychotherapy 2011
  • Diploma of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (DRCOG), 2010
  • Fellowship of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (FRCPsych), 2021
  • Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (MRCPsych), 2007
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Therapy (PGDipCT), University of Oxford, 2011
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