Welcome to the North West School of Psychiatry

The North West School of Psychiatry oversees postgraduate training in psychiatry across Merseyside, Cheshire, Lancashire and Greater Manchester. We offer core psychiatry training, as well as higher training in six psychiatry specialties.

The School works closely with the Royal College of Psychiatrists, local Universities and NHS trusts to produce the highest quality of postgraduate training in psychiatry and to create opportunities to make its future generations of psychiatrists the best in the country.

Welcome from the Head of School

It is with great pleasure that we welcome our new Head of School of Psychiatry, Dr Raghu Paranthaman, from the 1st February 2021.

Please see the below Bio for a brief introduction, however we will be updating this page soon!

Dr Raghu Paranthaman: completed his basic Psychiatric training in Liverpool and Oxford. He did his higher training in general adult and old age Psychiatry in Manchester. He gained his Diploma in Geriatric Medicine from Royal College of Physicians of London in 2006. He obtained his MD from the University of Manchester in 2012 after completing a study on late life depression and has published several papers in high impact peer reviewed journals.

He was also the Associate HEE Head of  School of Psychiatry. He has held various management roles in the past including as Lead Consultant, Director of Medical Education and Old Age Psychiatry Training Programme Director.

Dr Raghu Paranthaman
Dr Raghu ParanthamanHead of School

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