Dr. Shruthi Eswar
MBBS, FRCPC, MRCPsych (UK)
2013 (September) Sub-Speciality Certification in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
2009 (November) CPSBC
MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES
· Member of Royal College of Psychiatrists, London UK
POST QUALIFICATION CONSULTANT POSTS
Consultant in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry-November 2009 to date
Adolescent Psychiatric Unit and Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Stabilization Unit
· Psychiatric assessment, diagnostic clarification and treatment of adolescents presenting with a range of severe and complex mental illness.
Consultant Psychiatrist- Surrey Child & Youth Mental Health Team
· Psychiatric assessment and management of children and adolescent referred to CYMH with range of mental disorders.
Consultant Psychiatrist– Community Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (Kidderminster, UK) (May 2009 to November 2009)
Consultant Psychiatrist– Regional Adolescent Inpatient Unit (Stoke-on-Trent, UK)
SUMMARY OF TRAINING POSTS
Higher Specialist Training- West Midlands Deanery UK
Specialist Registrar, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Nov 07-May 08 Ashlands Centre, Combined Healthcare NHS Trust (Dr J Lovett)
Apr 07-Nov 07 Darwin Centre, Combined Healthcare NHS Trust (Dr A Ayton)
Sep 06-Apr 07 Maternity leave
Apr 06-Sep 06 Irwin Unit, Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Trust (Dr D Rothery)
Apr 05-Mar 06 Ashlands Centre, Combined Healthcare NHS Trust (Dr J Lovett)
Apr 04-Mar 05 Swiftbrook House, South Staffordshire NHS Trust (Dr C Dunn)
Staff Grade, Adult Psychiatry
Feb 04-Apr 04 Greenfield Centre, Combined Healthcare NHS Trust (Dr X Sgouros)
Basic Specialist Training
Senior House Officer – Keele Rotational Training Scheme – UK
May 03-Feb 04 Maternity leave
Feb 03-May 03 Liaison Psychiatry, Harplands Hospital, Stoke-on-Trent (Dr M Jorsh)
Aug 02-Feb 03 Substance Misuse, Harplands Hospital, Stoke-on-Trent (Dr R Bloor)
Feb 02- Aug 02 Child & Adolescent Unit, Wall Lane House, Stoke-on-Trent (Dr P Clare)
Aug 01-Feb 02 General Adult Psychiatry, Shelton Hospital, Shrewsbury (Dr C Murphy)
Senior House Officer – North Trent Rotational Training Scheme- UK
Feb 01-Aug 01 Psychogeriatrics, Nether Edge Hospital, Sheffield (Dr P Boston)
Aug 00-Feb 01 General Adult Psychiatry, Princess Diana Hospital, Grimsby (Dr L K Roy)
Psychiatry Training in India
Aug 98-Jun 99 Senior House Officer- General Adult Psychiatry (Dr A V Bhide)
SUMMARY OF PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Three and a half years of specialist training in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry has included two and a half years based in Community CAMHS (semi-rural area, Stafford for 12 months and semi-urban area, Newcastle-under-Lyme for 18 months) and one year in Tier 4 inpatient service (Irwin Unit, Parkview Clinic, for adolescents aged 12-16 for 5 months and Darwin Centre for adolescents aged 12-18 for 7 months. I gained experience and skills in the following:
· Experience in interviewing children, adolescents and families.
Special Interest Sessions and Placements
· Adolescent Addiction
· Systemic Family Therapy
· Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
RESEARCH and AUDIT
Children’s Perception of Parental Mental Illness
This is a qualitative study to understand children’s perception of parental mental illness. I became involved in this project along with Dr J Barton, Dr L Lovett and Ms J Fletcher. This study has been granted ethics approval in recent months and I will assist in data collection.
Belief Errors in Emotional Management Within Interpersonal Relationships.
This research project was to identify the presence of deeply held cognitive errors in adolescents and development of a rating tool to identify the same which was done along with Dr P Clare as a Specialist Registrar. I was involved in literature search, completing project design and submission to the ethics committee. This projected could not be completed as I went on maternity leave.
Audit on Use of Medication in ADHD in Ashlands CAMHS
Audited the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder as per NICE technological appraisal on ADHD. This was done on a sample size of 27 cases attending the Ashlands CAMHS. This audit was the basis of a further audit conducted by the trust across the four CAMHS teams in the trust.
Standard Setting- Art Therapy Practice in CAMHS
Collaborated with Art Therapist in Newcastle CAMHS to set standards in the practice of Art therapy within CAMHS. All cases referred to art therapy during the period of January 2005 to January 2006 were included for the audit. This audit resulted in setting standards for art therapy practice within CAMHS including the documentation process.
Standard Setting- Audit on the Referral Process within CAMHS Referral Meetings
This audit was to look at the process of referral meetings over a period of 8 weeks. This audit resulted in setting up guidelines for the accurate documentation of the referral process.
· Clinical Instructor – University of British Columbia
· Division Lead for Children Youth and Young Adults – Fraser Health Authority (September 2015 to date)