Dr Muj Husain is a Consultant Psychiatrist at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. He is the consultant for the Maudsley Hospital’s National Persistent Physical Symptoms Unit. He also works in Liaison (mind and body) Psychiatry at King’s College Hospital where he sees people with a wide range of mental health problems including anxiety, adjustment disorder, depression, bipolar disorder, psychosis, OCD and PTSD. He has special expertise in conditions affecting both the mind and body, for example in chronic illness and long term physical health conditions.
He is an expert in persistent physical symptoms which includes conditions such as chronic pain, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome and functional neurological disorder. He is able to see people with complex physical symptoms where there is no clear diagnosis or where there are multiple diagnoses. These are serious physical health conditions which can involve significant disability and impairment. He takes an evidence-based, patient centred approach to supporting people with these diagnoses. Using a rehabilitation model people can and do get better or show improvement. His Unit at the Maudsley is also a key part of King’s Health Partners’ treatment pathway for Long Covid.
He is also able to provide occupational advice and recommendations regarding these conditions for those whose employment is affected or who are in education.
He has published peer-reviewed research on persistent physical symptoms and written scholarly educational articles for doctors and other health professionals. He regularly teaches these topics to audiences including other health professionals and students. He has given talks at the Royal College of Psychiatrists, the Royal College of Physicians and the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN).
He holds a senior leadership role in his Trust as Associate Medical Director for National and Specialist services. This includes management responsibilities for a wide range of national specialist expert services in neuropsychiatry, perinatal psychiatry, affective (mood) disorders, eating disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma, HIV and psychosexual health. He is also Clinical Director for Mental Health at the Health Innovation Network where his his work helps with the spread and adoption of new evidence-based health technologies and innovations.
He is a graduate of the prestigious NHS Medical Director’s Clinical Fellowship Scheme where worked with the General Medical Council which regulates doctors.
Dr Husain also has medico-legal experience of civil, family and criminal cases including fitness for to plead, personal injury and medical negligence.
He has prepared reports into serious untoward events in healthcare settings and is trained in structured investigations. He also regularly advises the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman in serious incident, complaint and negligence investigations.
Approved under section 12 (2) of the Mental Health Act 1983.
GMC no: 6128657. On the GMC specialist register for general and liaison psychiatry.
Average number of new instructions a year: 10
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Assessments can be offered within two weeks of receiving full instructions, necessary documents and records.
Generally, reports are available 2-4 weeks after assessment. They are prepared according to standard practice.