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Dr Sandeep Bansal
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Dr Sandeep Bansal

I have gained extensive experience in the diagnosis and management of cognitive disorders, including dementia, and the psychiatric and behavioural symptoms, which commonly accompany them.

I have had extensive experience in the diagnosis, treatment and management of functional mental illnesses such as depression, mania, anxiety, phobias, personality issues and psychosis.

I conduct formal mental health assessments and capacity assessments. I am a certificate provider for lasting power of attorney (both finances and health and welfare) or court of protection.

I am passionate about what I do and would like to help people to lead better and fulfilling lives.

Training

I completed my degree at Bharati Vidyapeeth University in India and then moved to Britain to pursue higher studies. I was fortunate enough to train in Oxford and Royal Free (Part of UCL) and become a member of Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2011.

Research interests

I have participated in the following research projects:

  • AD Genetics study; Cardiff University, 09/2018 – present
  • Ideal 2 Study; Exeter University, 09/2018 – present
  • Investigating environmental causes as risk factors for schizophrenia with Dr Digby Quested, University of Oxford, 08/2006 – 02/2007
  • Investigating genetic causes as risk factors for schizophrenia with Prof H. Guerling, University of Oxford, 08/2006 – 02/2007
  • Balance trial – collaborator with Prof John Geddes, University of Oxford, 08/2006 – 02/2007

Links to clinic articles/research papers:

Publications:

  • ‘Reducing inappropriate admission of older adults into acute hospital: Role of Rapid Access clinic in a community hospital’; David Koduah, Diana Inegbenebor, James Ambepitiya, Mubarak Khan, Fatos Mlinaku, Mona Shariq, Fobi Adusa-Amankwa, Rizwan Ehsan, Saeed Khan, Muhammed Safdar, Sandeep Bansal, Gamini Ambepitiya; British Medical Journal, submitted in October 2013.
  • ‘Prescribing in Alzheimer’s dementia’, Future prescriber, Sandeep Bansal, Zuzana Walker, Rodney Walker, July 2013.
  • ‘Assessment and investigation of patients with Dementia’ written under direction of Dr Alistair Burns: sole author of e-LFH module, 2012.
  • ‘Audit to compare histories taken by medical and nursing staff in one of the resource centres in UK (Lyme brook centre, Staffordshire)’, E – letter, Psychiatric bulletin (The Psychiatrist), July 2009, Sole Author.
  • ‘New Ways of working:  Are we prepared?’, Psychiatric Bulletin (The Psychiatrist), October 2009, Sole author.
  • ‘Balance trial’; Pubmed 2010; 20092882; Collaborator

Poster Presentations:

  • ‘Reducing inappropriate admission of older adults into acute hospital: Role of Rapid Access clinic in a community hospital’; David Koduah, Diana Inegbenebor, James Ambepitiya, Mubarak Khan, Fatos Mlinaku, Mona Shariq, Fobi Adusa-Amankwa, Rizwan Ehsan, Saeed Khan, Muhammed Safdar, Sandeep Bansal, Gamini Ambepitiya; National British Geriatric annual conference, September 2013.
  • ‘New ways of working’; Sandeep Bansal, Richard Hodgson; London Deanery Annual Trainee’s Conference, London; November 2009.
  • ‘New ways of working’; Sandeep Bansal, Richard Hodgson; Royal College of Psychiatrists National conference, London; July 2008.

 

 

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Qualifications
  • Approved clinician by secretary of state to conduct formal mental health assessments, under Section 12 of Mental Health Act, 1983
  • Certificate in acupuncture (Aug 1999 – Nov 1999), Indian Institute of Complementary Medicine, India
  • Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (distinction) – October 2009, UK
  • MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery); July 1997- Jan 2002, Bharatividyapeeth Medical College, India
  • Member of Royal College of Psychiatrists: March 2011
  • Mental health assessor for DoLS (Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards); Mental Capacity Act, 2005
  • Postgraduate certificate course in medical leadership; National Leadership Academy; 2014-2016
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