Dr Deenesh I Khoosal

Consultant Psychiatrist


"Spire Leicester Hospital offers me the opportunity to make more widely available the expertise I have gained throughout my professional career in psychiatry."

Specialises in

My work is centred in all aspects of General Adult Psychiatry, including anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, psychotic disorders and psychosexual disorders. My work in transcultural psychiatry and gender identity disorders has allowed me to contribute learned articles of research to several prestigious journals.I have been a psychiatrist since the early 1980s, having completed my training in Oxford and Leeds. I started work as a Consultant Psychiatrist in Leicester in 1989. I have worked with rural populations as well as city-based people, including people from BME communities, refugees and asylum-seekers, who have taught me compassion and empathy, even in the face of considerable personal adversity.I am currently working as a General Adult Psychiatrist as Lead Consultant in General Adult Psychiatry Division in Leicester.I work one day per week at Northamptonshire Trust, providing an expert clinical service for people with gender identity disorders and I continue to examine for various organisations including the GMC PLAB Exams. I am also a Health Assessor and Medical Supervisor for the GMC.I am a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists Annual Awards Committee and was previously a media spokesperson for the Royal College of Psychiatrists and in the past I served on Lord Abedowale and Rosie Winterton (MP’s) House of Lords Special Committee on Institutional Racism.

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Deenesh I Khoosal at Spire include:


Other treatments

General Psychiatry and Psychosexual disorders including gender identity disorders.

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Additional information

Clinical interests


Special Clinical Interests: General psychiatry. Post-traumatic stress disorders. Anxiety-related disorders. Psychosexual disorders. Medicolegal work.

Qualification and professional memberships

MB BCh (NUI) / Dublin / 1978
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

FRCPsych / London / 1994
Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists

Professional memberships

Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists

Professional leadership

Past Medical Director – Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
Past Chair – Trent Division of Psychiatry, Royal College of Psychiatrists
Past Chair – Division of Psychiatry, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
Co-Founder and Past Chair – Transcultural Special Interest Group of Royal College of Psychiatrists
Governor – Leicester Grammar School Trust

Current NHS posts

Consultant Psychiatrist, Brandon Unit, Leicester General Hospital

Clinical Teacher, University of Leicester

Personal profile

My spare time is spent in assisting voluntary organisations specialising in mental health, and developing their skills to help the community they serve.  I am always humbled by the positive impact this has in promoting health and wellbeing.


Contact information

Telephone 0116 265 3685
Private secretary Mrs Caroline Turakhia
Private secretary telephone 0116 265 3657
Private secretary fax 0116 265 3684
Private secretary email caroline.turakhia@spirehealthcare.com