Dr Vignesh Sakthivel

Department: Mental Health

Designation: Visitng consultant Psychiatrist and Addiction Specialist Clinical Hypnotherapist

Qualification: M.B.B.S, M.D, CCT

Dr Vignesh Sakthivel has an overall of experience of 19 years and is currently working as a Consultant Psychiatrist at Gleneagles Global Health City. He has managed a highly complicated, violent and hard to manage patient group in a specialist PICU. He has received accolades for efficient management of PICU patients with complex needs in an efficient way. He provides clinical supervision to psychiatric trainees, specialty grade doctors and NMPs. He has contributed actively in various initiatives in reducing DNA rates, implementing New Ways of Working, etc. He has knowledge of legal frameworks including mental capacity, power of attorney, court of protection and guardianship orders. He took part in the Introduction Plenary (Psychiatry) for the Medical Students at the Royal Liverpool University and conducted Small Groups Role Play. He has been involved as the regional lead consultant (RLC) in conducting and supervising several clinical audits and some of them are ongoing and also been involved in fact finding, death reviews and root cause analyses.


12 Years of Experience


  • Currently

Consultant Psychiatrist, Gleneagles Global Health City

  • Feb 2011 to July 2018

Locum Consultant Psychiatrist

  • Aug 2010 to Aug 2011

ST6 in CMHT, Churton Resource Centre, Bowmere Hospital

  • Aug 2009 to Aug 2010

ST5 (SPR) in Substance Misuse

  • Aug 2008 to Aug 2009

ST4 (SPR) in General Adult psychiatry, Acute Care Team, Broadoak Unit

  • April 2005 to Aug 2008

SHO in General Adult Psychiatry

  • Oct 2004 to March 2005

Senior House Officer in Old Age Psychiatry

  • Sept 2003 to Dec 2003

Non-PG Registrar in Psychiatry, Christian Medical College and Hospital

  • Dec 2001 to Dec 2002

Pre-Registration House Officer, Government Stanley Medical College and Hospital


  • Rehabilitation Psychiatry
  • General Adult Psychiatry
  • Substance Misuse
  • Old Age Psychiatry
  • Prison Psychiatry
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Forensic Psychiatry
  • Learning Disability Psychiatry


  • Awarded Honorary Lecturer in Addiction Psychiatry, after many years of service as teacher and PBL (practice based learning) facilitator at the Medical Faculty, Royal Liverpool University Hospital


  • Book review – Drugs and Crime by Richard Hammersley, – SCAN Bites 2010.
  • Poster presentation: Outcome Data on the Liverpool Drug Rehab Requirement Service; Vignesh Sakthivel, Mohammed Faizal, Leigh Tindsley. Presented at the International Harm Reduction Association’s 21st International Conference at Liverpool Apr 2010.
  • Poster presentation: substance misuse treatment findings from IDTS project HMP Liverpool; Adil Shaw, Ovais Wadoo, Vignesh Sakthivel, Dr Faizal. Presented at the Addiction Conference, Edinburgh 2009.
  • Satisfaction survey of the SCAN conference in Addiction 2009 – online
  • Vignesh Sakthivel. Two interesting cases of Folie a Deux. Progress in Neurology and Psychiatry (April 2)

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