Posted on: 28 November 2023

Dr. Mehtab Ghazi Rahman will take up the quality improvement role alongside his work as a consultant psychiatrist and the responsible clinician for CNWL’s Nile Ward at St. Charles Mental Health Unit in London.

Prior to this, Dr Rahman served as the Trust-wide Physical Health Lead in Mental Health Services, directing projects to enhance the physical health of patients with serious mental disorders across CNWL.

He has worked with multidisciplinary teams across CNWL to improve cardiometabolic screening in the SMI population, updated Trust policies, led on national audits, introduced a new physical health teaching course for junior doctors, developed tools to improve assessment and identification of venous thromboembolism in inpatients, led on multiple physical health QI projects, and provided physical health training across a variety of multidisciplinary settings both locally and nationally. He is CNWL's Local Negotiating Committee representative for Kensington and Chelsea.

Dr. Rahman holds executive board memberships in a number of national and international organisations. He is a board member of the Continuing Professional Development section of the Royal College of Psychiatrists of the United Kingdom, as well as a Board Member of the Advisory Committee and the Accreditation Committee for the Quality Network for Psychiatric Intensive Care Units, CCQI.

He also holds executive board membership in the National Association of Psychiatric Intensive Care Units (NAPICU). He collaborates closely with various charitable organisations in developing countries, demonstrating his passion for medical education and clinical care delivery.

Dr. Rahman actively engages in teaching medical undergraduates at Imperial College London and the University of Buckinghamshire, is a GMC-approved clinical and educational supervisor, and is an examiner for the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Recognised for his quality improvement work, Dr. Rahman has received accolades and awards for his efforts in improving physical health in mental health settings, medical teaching and reducing violence and restrictive interventions in psychiatric intensive care settings.