Gil Myers

Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Dr Gil Myers is a consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist with almost 20 years of experience in clinical practice and medical education. He offers swift private appointments for children and teens with a range of mental health conditions.

Dr Myers is an expert in early intervention for conditions such as bipolar disorder. He also has extensive experience with the acute mental health challenges and unique mental health needs of children and young adults, especially those aged 16 to 21. He has a strong track record of providing compassionate support for young people struggling with mood disorders, including anxiety, depression, stress, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and adjustment difficulties.

Dr Myers is passionate about providing high quality care to children, adolescents and young people with mental health difficulties. He is skilled in a variety of therapeutic approaches, including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), family therapy and medication management. He is experienced in working with children and adolescents with complex mental health needs, such as autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and mood disorders.

He is a highly skilled and experienced child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) psychiatrist, committed to providing the best possible evidence-based care for his patients and their families.

Dr Myers is a warm, engaging and approachable clinician who is committed to providing individualised care to each of his patients. He believes that the best way to help is to work with a young person and their families to co-create a holistic treatment plan, tailored to each young person’s specific needs.

Position at Priory

Dr Myers joined Priory Hospital Roehampton as a consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist in January 2024. He offers swift private appointments for children and adolescents with a range of mental health conditions. He is committed to offering a holistic care approach, providing:

  • Specialist triage and assessment: diagnosing and treating acute and chronic mental health difficulties in children and adolescents
  • Individualised treatment: developing customised treatment plans that consider each young person's unique needs, incorporating evidence-based interventions and therapeutic modalities
  • Family-centred care: involving families and caregivers in the treatment process, providing support and psychoeducation to promote a supportive and healthy home environment
  • Collaboration: working with families, schools, psychologists and other healthcare providers to offer comprehensive and co-ordinated care
  • Medication management: prescribing and monitoring psychotropic medications, when indicated, ensuring appropriate dosing and minimising side effects


For over 10 years, Dr Myers has worked as an NHS consultant in North London, providing assessment and treatment for young people with a range of mental health conditions. He trained at Royal Free Hospital Medical School and completed his specialist CAMHS training as a split between the Maudsley Hospital and Tavistock NHS Trust. Dr Myers is registered and licensed by the General Medical Council (GMC) and is a Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (MRCPsych).

Dr Myers has worked with the GMC to support the assessment of the competence of UK doctors, for over 10 years. He is now a performance assessment team leader for the GMC fitness to practise tests of competence, a trainer for other performance assessment team leaders, and a member of the GMC’s revalidation panel. He has also worked with University College London's student support and welfare team on developing their welfare provision, interruption of study procedures and other student wellbeing interventions.
His media work includes the Guardian newspaper, Rethink podcast and TAMS Targeted Action on Mental Health in Schools DVD.

Research interests

In addition to his clinical work, Dr Myers is also an active researcher and educator. He was the acting lead for assessment at University College London Medical School (UCLMS), where he was involved in designing and delivering all UCLMS assessments. He is also a member of the UK Medical School's Council and acts as an external MBBS examiner in London and internationally.

He has published numerous articles on medical education topics and presented at international conferences. He is working as an editor for several Oxford University Press textbooks.

He is a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists standard setting committee and has previously been a public engagement committee member.

Links to clinical articles/research papers:

First author

  • How can a young person wait over 90 hours in A&E for a bed?, Psychiatric Bulletin letter (04 August 2014)

Second/named author

  • Visualising candidate behaviour in computer-based testing: Using ClickMaps for exploring ClickStreams in undergraduate and postgraduate medical examinations, I. C. McManus et al, medRxiv 2023.06.13.23291148;
  • Hammerton, Charlotte, et al. Are 3D printed models acceptable in assessment? The Clinical Teacher 19.3 (2022): 221-228.
  • Jenny Hopwood, Gil Myers & Alison Sturrock (2020) Twelve tips for conducting a virtual OSCE, Medical Teacher
  • Neel Sharma, Gil Myers, Iain Doherty & Darren Harbutt (2015) Innovations and developments, Ed. for Primary Care, 26:1, 30-33
  • Neel Sharma, Kieran Walsh, Gil Myers & Ronald MacVicar (2015) What is the place of trust in competency-based medical education?, Ed. for Primary Care, 26:2, 63-65,
  • Mehdizadeh, Leila, et al. How well do doctors think they perform on the General Medical Council's Tests of Competence pilot examinations? A cross-sectional study. BMJ open 4.2 (2014)
  • Furmedge, D. et al. The rise of clinical teaching fellowships. BMJ Careers (2013).
  • Improving psychiatric diagnosis in multidisciplinary practice: Evaluation of a training intervention in child and adolescent mental health services. The Psychiatrist (2011) 35: 454-459
  • Doctors who pilot the GMC’s Tests of Competence: who volunteers and why?, accepted by Postgraduate Medical Journal.
  • A comparison of teacher and student perception of flipping the medical classroom, accepted by Education for Primary Care

Publications: Books

  • Oxford Handbook of Clinical Specialties (10th, 11th and 12th Edition): Psychiatry chapter, Oxford University Press, 2016-20
  • Oxford Assess and Progress: Psychiatry, Oxford University Press; May 2014, editor

Publications: Presentations

  • Ottawa International Conference 2024: Pre-conference workshop on mapping candidate behaviour patterns and conference workshop on contemporary cheating
  • EMBA international conference 2022: ClickMap session
  • AMEE International Conference 2021: Workshop: Case of the Year - Introducing a novel way to remotely assess students
  • Ottawa International Conference 2020: Workshop: Cheating at medical school: What is it and what should be done about it?
  • Minding The Gap: Improving outcomes for young people aged 16-24 in Camden, London. IAYMHS conference, Montreal, 2015
  • Workshop at RCPsych International conference 2014: Developing your Medical Education Portfolio
  • A study to explore why doctors volunteer to attend General Medical Council's Fitness to Practise validation exams; Poster presented at AMEE international conference, Lyons, 2012


  • Approved Clinician and Section 12 doctor within the Mental Health Act 1983
  • Bachelor of Medicine-Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree (Lond)
  • Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (MRCPsych), CCT in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Child Protection/Safeguarding and Webster-Stratten Parenting courses
  • Psychology Level A Occupational Testing & Level B Personality assessment, British Psychological Society
  • Medical Education PGDiP Medical Education, Fellowship of the Higher Education clinical Academy UK