Dr Salah Abou-El-Fadl has been working as NHS consultant psychiatrist in Essex, UK since April 1990. In addition to his clinical work as an adult psychiatrist he has been practicing as an expert witness to the courts and various other agencies. He has been a medical member of the Mental Health Review Tribunal since June 2004. He was also a regular visiting psychiatrist to Chelmsford and Bulwood hall prisons between 1992 and 2004.
Dr Abou-El-Fadl took his first NHS consultant post in the Clacton on Sea area with North Essex mental Health Trust where he worked for five years. He then moved to St Margaret’s Hospital in Epping where he worked as consultant psychiatrist for 9 years; during that period he also served as Clinical Director/ Associate Medical Director for seven years. In June 2004; he moved to a consultant post in Goodmayes Hospital with North East London Mental health Trust, and became the Chair of the Senior Medical Staffing Committee. He contributed to developing a team for Early Intervention in Psychosis; and later took a leading role in Liaison Psychiatry and Audit Lead. In July 2009 he became a member of the Council of Governors of North East London Foundation Trust.
He is an examiner on the Royal College of Psychiatrists membership exam, and an assessor for approval of foreign qualified psychiatrists to obtain specialist registration in the UK.
Before coming to Essex; Dr Abou-El-Fadl worked abroad as a consultant psychiatrist/ Assistant professor in King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and later in King Khalid National Guard Hospital in Jeddah between 1978-90.
DR ABOU-EL-FADL graduated in the medical school of Cairo university, in November 1975. He served for a year during the national service in The Military Hospital for Psychiatric Disorders, Cairo. He later came to the UK and took first job in St Davnet’s Hospital in Ireland where the shoots of community psychiatry were just budding, he later went to Leicester where he obtained his Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, in June 83. It was in Leicester that he witnessed the ECT study which proved the case for that treatment in depression; from there he gained experience in a famous therapeutic community under Dr George Spaul. He then did his higher professional training in Nottingham and Derby Rotation where he continued his training and took interest in forensic psychiatry.