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Dr Naresh Buttan

Honorary University Fellow

Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry


Consultant Psychiatrist (2008 onwards) & LNC Chair, Livewell Southwest (Plymouth Community Healthcare CIC, Prev. NHS Plymouth)
Hon' Fellow-PU PSMD/ PCMD, Plymouth Locality Psychiatry Lead & AT-PMS

Training Programme Director-Core Training (Psychiatry), SW Peninsula Deanery


A. qualifications:

1. M.B.B.S.(1993)- Goa Medical College & Hospitals, Goa University, India

2. Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health (D.P.H.) (1996)- Goa Unversity, India

3. Postgraduate Diploma in Psychiatry (D.P.M.) (1998)- National Institute of Mental Health And Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS)- Bangalore, India

4. Diplomate of National Board-Psychiatry (D.N.B.-Psy) (2000)- National Board of Examinations, New Delhi, India 

5. Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training-General Adult Psychiatry (CCST-GAP) (2005)- Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK

Sec 12 (2) Approved Dr. (2008)- SWNHS SHA, UK

B. Past Jobs:

1. Senior Resident (Psychiatry) (1998-2001)- Institute of Human Behaviour & Allied Sciences (IHBAS), Delhi, India

2. Consultant Psychiatrist & Deputy Medical Superintendent (2001-2004)- Vidyasagar Institute of Mental Health And Neuro Sciences, New Delhi, India

3. Consultant Psychiatrist (2001-2002)- Richmond Fellowship Society (India), Delhi

4. Senior Registrar (2004-2005)- Hunter Area Mental Health Services (HAMHS), Newcastle, NSW, Australia

5. Staff Specialist, Clinical Director & Deputy Medical Superintendent (2005-2007)- Hunter New England Mental Health Services (HNEMHS), New South Wales, Australia

Professional membership

Life Member-      Specialist Associate Member, Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK, London
                               Indian Psychiatric Society (IPS)
                               IPS-North Zone
                               Delhi Psychiatric Society (DPS)
Annual Member-  British Medical Association (BMA)
                               Medical Defense Union (MDU),
                               World Association Cultural Psychiatry (WACP)                                                                                                             National Association of Clinical Tutors (NACT)                                                                                                             British Indian Psychiatric Association (BIPA)                                                                                                             British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (BAPIO)

Fellow -                 Royal Society of Medicine (RSM)

Roles on external bodies

1. External Advisor to Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych), UK, London
2. Evaluator in Committe for Equivalence of Training (CESR/CCT)- Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych),  
    UK, London

3. RCPsych College Advisor on Consultants Appointment Advisory Committee
4. Training Programme Director- Core Training (Psychiatry), SW Peninsula Deanery

Teaching interests

1. Teach at local MRCPsych training programme for postgrduate trainees in psychiatry
2. Teach at Peninsula Medical school (PMS)- pleanries for 3rd year students
3. Teach at Peninsula Dental School (PDS)- plenaries for 3rd year students
4. Educational Supervisor for Core & Speciality Trainees in psychiatry
5. Locality Lead & Clinical Supervisor for Foundation trainees
6. Academic Tutor for 3rd & 4th year medical students at PMS

7. Plymouth Locality Lead for 3rd year MBBS Students for their clinical placements
8. Examiner at ISCE Examinations for 2nd and 4th Year medical students at PMS
9. Interviewer for Medical & Dental School selections (PMS & PDS)

Research interests

Supervised audits undertaken by trainees.