Dr Basit is consultant psychiatrist who has vast experience in diagnosis, treatment and management of functional mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, OCD, bipolar affective disorder and psychosis; in particular the interaction between physical illnesses and mental health problems.
He is also experienced in assessment, diagnosis and management of cognitive disorders and matters relevant to these conditions including capacity assessment. In addition, Dr Basit has experience in diagnosis and treatment of Adult ADHD. Last but equally important he has had training and experience in preparation of medico-legal reports.
Dr Basit has been working as a Consultant Psychiatrist since 2011. He has experience in overseeing services such as in-patient wards, community mental health team, and memory service. In addition to psychiatry, Dr Basit trained and practiced in Cognitive Analytic Therapy between 2008 and 2017. He has special interest in medical education. Dr Basit is currently Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College (Medical School); and he also offers honorary teachings at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (King’s College). Dr Basit has been involved in different research and quality improvement projects, including production of care pathway for memory service and quality accreditation for inpatient wards by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Dr Basit's medical career started in 1988 when he was awarded a scholarship to study medicine at the age of 17, after ranking 70th in the Nationwide Entrance Exam of Universities in Iran (out of approx. 270,000 candidates). After obtaining the Medical Doctoral (MD), he initially worked as a General Practitioner in Iran. He then joined Doctors without Borders (Médecins sans Frontières) and completed two humanitarian missions in Georgia and Kenya. Dr Basit trained in psychiatry in the United Kingdom and he completed a higher training program in Old Age Psychiatry and General Adult Psychiatry, accredited by the Royal College of Psychiatrists. He has CCT in Old Age Psychiatry.
Dr Basit has been described by his patients and colleagues to be caring and approachable. His background in general practice, psychiatry and psychotherapy enables Dr Basit to have a holistic approach (also known as biopsychosocial) in assessment and management of his patients. Dr Basit also benefits from experience of clinical practice in 3 continents and working with patients from wide range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Dr Basit’s interest in medical education is an excellent incentive to keep his knowledge up to date and in line with the best available evidence; in addition, he has access to learning resources from two of best universities in the UK.
In addition to his role at Psymplicity and his NHS post, Dr Basit has practicing privileges at the Nightingale Hospital in Central London and can admit patients under his care to the Nightingale Day Therapy and Inpatient.