There are several kinds of medical doctors working in the community mental health service.
- There are Consultant Psychiatrists
- There are Psychiatrists in training called Registrars.
- There are Psychiatrists who have completed their basic training in psychiatry but are doing further specialist training called Senior Registrars.
- There are doctors who are training to be a General Practitioner.
A psychiatrist is a doctor that specialised in the treatment of mental disorders. They diagnose mental health conditions and prescribe the treatment.
How do I get referred to a psychiatrist?
When you are referred to the service by your GP you will see a psychiatrist on your first visit in the new patient clinic.