Consultants

Dr Kajal Patel - Consultant Psychiatrist & Medical Director

Dr Patel has extensive experience working in forensic psychiatry managing patients throughout their care pathway from high security, through medium security to rehabilitation wards, and in the community in both hostel and independent settings. She joined the Cygnet Hospital Coventry team from Priory where she held the position of Medical Director.

Dr Patel has a strong academic background that underpins her clinical expertise and has been a Psychiatric member for the Parole Board for England and Wales for over five years. Dr Patel brings strong leadership skills and a passion for developing quality, evidence based services.

Dr Stephen Attard - Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr Attard has experience across a diverse range of mental health settings including high security, medium and low secure units, PICU and the community. For the last five years he has worked within the Men’s Mental Health pathway at St Andrew’s Healthcare. In addition to being involved in developing the male PICU service there he also held the positions of ECT lead and Lead Psychiatrist for the low secure, locked rehabilitation and PICU services.

Dr Andrew Iles - Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist

Dr Iles is an experienced forensic psychiatrist who has worked in a number of settings across all levels of security; he has experience of leading non-secure rehabilitation wards and has worked in both community and prison mental healthcare teams. He joined the Cygnet Hospital Coventry team from St Andrew’s Healthcare, where he led a specialist service for young men in transition from adolescent to adult services and where he developed expertise in the management of personality disorder.

Dr Iles has an interest in medical education and academic writing and he has delivered a number of training courses to help junior psychiatrists become members of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. He is committed to developing innovative services to meet the needs of the most vulnerable.