Posted on: 27 January 2020

Dr Satinder Sahota (pictured, left) is the new Clinical Director for CNWL Offender Care, which provides primary care, substance misuse and mental health services at male and female prisons and young offender institutions in London, Milton Keynes and south-east England. In addition they provide low secure services and court Liaison and diversion services to four London boroughs and Milton Keynes. He replaces Dr Shamir Patel who is moving to another Trust.

Dr Sahota started working as a Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist in KCW FoCuS over 10 years ago.  He has worked as a forensic psychiatrist in medium secure rehabilitation, HDU, and adolescent services. Over the last five years, Dr Sahota has worked as a manager as Clinical Lead for the Male Medium Secure Service in West London.  Dr Sahota has played a central role on quality improvement, helping to improve patient pathways in forensic inpatient care, and has contributed to improving standards in prisons as member of NHSE Prison CAG.

Dr Sahota said: "I am proud and feel honoured to be joining CNWL, at an exciting time for Offender Care".

"Clinical Leadership and involving services users and carers in recovery based practice is always at the forefront of the drive towards excellence and I am looking forward to joining a fantastic service."

Dr Simon Edwards, Medical Director, said: “Dr Patel has been a fabulous Clinical Director and I wish him all the success in his new role. He provided great leadership and this, alongside his passion for excellence in healthcare delivery, helped establish the high reputation our specialist service have.

“I am delighted that we have appointed Satinder who brings with him a wealth of experience in forensic psychiatry and a track record of excellence in clinical and medical leadership.”

Dr Sahota spends his time away from work running, reading, cooking, cycling and playing golf.