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Dr Naresh Rasquinha appointed Regional Medical Director

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Naresh Rasquinha to the role of Regional Medical Director for the Midlands and Wales. Dr Rasquinha originally joined Cygnet in 2018 as Medical Director of Cygnet Hospital Maidstone.

Previously Naresh has also worked as a Medical Director at the Priory Group and he has extensive experience of working as a Consultant Psychiatrist in a wide variety of settings including medium security, low security, rehabilitation, personality disorder, PICU and Acute wards.

Naresh completed his higher psychiatric training at South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. He trained at the National Psychosis Service, the National Adult ADHD service and the National Addictions Service at the Maudsley Hospital.

Naresh was a Visiting Clinical Researcher at the Institute of Psychiatry and he has published in high impact peer reviewed journals as well as presenting at national and international conferences. He is passionate about quality improvement and he has actively led service improvement initiatives.

In his spare time, Naresh enjoys playing cricket, swimming and listening to music.

“I am delighted to be offered this opportunity and I look forward to working with the team and providing the best possible care for our service users.”Dr Naresh Rasquinha, Regional Medical Director

Group Clinical Director, Jon Van Niekerk said: “I am thrilled to announce the promotion of Dr Naresh Rasquinha to the position of Regional Medical Director. Naresh joined Cygnet in 2018 and has up until recently worked as the Site Medical Director for Cygnet Maidstone Hospital, where he played a key role in establishing the high standards and quality of care patients receive at site. Naresh brings a wealth of experience to the Medical Management structure, and we are excited about his new role at the company.

“Please join us in welcoming Naresh to the Senior Management Team and congratulating him on his promotion.”

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