Berkeley Psychiatrists has been recognised by the History of Parliament Trust and featured in NHS 75: Celebrating 75 Years of the National Health Service. The publication presents the people and policies that have shaped the National Health Service. The publication has been written by a team of academics and experts in providing healthcare services.
Berkeley Psychiatrists, created and being led by Dr Hugo de Waal, was established with the aim of delivering exceptional care to our patients. Our approach is centred around providing personalised experiences that cater to each individual's unique needs.
We ensure the quality of our mental health care through the expertise of our clinicians. All the doctors at Berkeley Psychiatrists are Consultant Psychiatrists who are Members, Fellows or Specialist Associates of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. They are responsible for conducting assessments, developing and monitoring treatment plans. Additionally, we have a specialist pharmacist who is trained, licensed, and authorized to prescribe medication, with expertise in titrating ADHD medication.
Many of our doctors have held or currently hold prominent positions as Medical Directors, Clinical Directors, or Associate Deans in the NHS and other institutions. All our doctors are fully registered with the General Medical Council (GMC), and our pharmacist is registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council. You can find detailed information about the qualifications, experience, and expertise of our clinicians on their profile pages, accessible through the ‘Our Doctors’ section of our website.
We prioritize open communication with our patients and provide means for them to contact their clinicians for urgent matters. However, please note that we are unable to offer support in emergency situations. In such cases, we advise patients to seek assistance from the appropriate emergency services, such as their GP or local A&E department. We offer a free direct communication service that allows patients to interact with their doctors via email both before and after their assessments.
Berkeley Psychiatrists is fully registered with and regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), and you can find our registration details on the CQC website. The CQC serves as the independent regulator of health and social care in England, responsible for registering care providers and conducting monitoring, inspections, and service ratings.
At Berkeley Psychiatrists, we adhere to the guidelines set forth by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) during all our assessments. These guidelines ensure that our assessments are conducted in accordance with the best practices and standards recommended by NICE.
In medicine, a Consultant is a medically qualified doctor, who has undergone specific specialist training enabling them to practise independently (i.e. without supervision from a more senior doctor) and who is listed as such on the specialist register of the General Medical Council. Any such doctor can be looked up on that register via https://www.gmc-uk.org/registration-and-licensing/the-medical-register.
A Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists has passed the relevant Royal College specialist exams. A Fellow is elected if the doctor can be shown to have contributed to their field of expertise over and beyond the normal expectations of a Consultant and the title is therefore only conferred on merit.