Dr Ravindra Singh Jaiswal

Dr Ravindra Singh Jaiswal

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Nominated for:

Medical Award 2015





Job Title:

Retired Associate Specialist in Old Age Psychiatry

Educational Achievements:

High School Examination conducted by Board of High School and Intermediate Education, Uttar Pradesh –1966.
Passed in First Division with Distinction in Mathematics from St. Joseph’s High School. Allahabad.
Intermediate Examination conducted by Board of High School and Intermediate Education, Uttar Pradesh—1968.
Passed in First Division with Distinction in Physics from Jamuna Christian Intermediate College, Allahabad. He was awarded Certificate of Merit from the College for securing second position in Physics in 1968.
-MBBS—Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery--- 1975--- University of Allahabad with Certificate of Honour in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
-DPM –Diploma in Psychological Medicine—1980—granted by The President and Fellows of The Royal College of Physicians of London and The President and Council of The Royal College of Surgeons of England.
-Approved by the Secretary of State under Section 12(2) of the Mental Health Act 1983 as having special experience in the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorder.
-Ex-Member of Section 12(2) Eastern Regional Advisory Panel.
-Has currently Full Registration with General Medical Council.
-Became Affiliate of The Royal College of Psychiatrists in 1995.
-Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Health in 1987.

Professional Achievements:

Postgraduate training was at the Academic Unit of Psychiatry at St Bartholomew’s Hospital London (Teaching Hospital).
Testimonial from Professor Rees:-
“This is to state that Dr. Ravindra Singh Jaiswal was appointed to our Resident Registrar training scheme at the academic unit of Psychiatry at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, London and Hackney Hospital, London. He was appointed on 1st November, 1979, and he has proved to be an excellent trainee. He is hard working, very conscientious and carries out his duties efficiently and competently. He gets on well with patients and their relatives and has developed a good knowledge of general psychiatry and also received experience in working at the Day Hospital and in Psychotherapy, Community Psychiatry and in Forensic Psychiatry. He has helped in the teaching of Undergraduate Medical Students. He has also received tuition in Mental Handicap. We have been very pleased with all aspects of his work and I have great pleasure in warmly recommending him.” W.Linford Rees, C.B.E, D.Sc., M.D., F.R.C.P.,F.R.C.Psych., F.A.C.P.(Hon),F.R.C.Psych.(Hon)., D.P.M.Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry University of London, Consulting Physician St.Bartholomew’s Hospital, Medical Adviser to the Charter Clinic, Governor of the Medical College of St. Bartholomew’s Hospital.

Dr Jaiswal has been working at Weller Wing, Bedford in Old Age Psychiatry from 1st January 1987 until retirement (15th May 2012).
North West Thames Regional Health Authority appointed Dr. Jaiswal as an Associate Specialist (AS) in Old Age Psychiatry from 1st March 1993.
In 1999 he led a very large service (that covered a population of 39000 –40000 over the age of 65years) single-handedly in Bedford ( recommendation is of one Senior Doctor per 10000 population).

Dr. Jaiswal has wide experience in legal matters. He served as an expert witness at The Royal Court of Justice Strand, London concerning contested Wills and has provided reports in care and divorce proceedings, court of protection and for DVLA.

He has served as a panel member chaired by a QC in an investigation into alleged professional incompetence of a doctor.

He has contributed to audit, research and improvement of service including the establishment of memory clinic, which he ran for many years.

With regard to research Dr. Jaiswal participated as a sub-investigator, in a large international, double blind, placebo controlled trial: “A randomized trial of risperidone, placebo and haloperidol for behavioural symptoms of dementia.” This was published in the American Academy of Neurology in 1999, ref: Neurology, 1999; 53:946-955.
He has been a member of UK Dementia Research Group.

He has attended the following courses with regard to Mental Health Act—MHA:
Mental health Act 1983 Section 12 Refresher Course - 2011
Approved Clinicians Approval Course-2009
Deprivation of Liberty Course-2009
Mental Capacity Act Training – 2007
Mental health Act 1983 Section 12 Refresher Course-2007
Mental health Act 1983 Section 12 Refresher Course-2002
‘An overview of the Mental Health Act and the Human Rights Act, Process and Procedures of Managers Hearing’- 2002

Teaching and training involvements include the teaching and training of medical and nursing students, giving lectures to General Practitioners (GP’s) and Away Day Presentation for Mental Health for Older People Directorate ( MHOP).

Dr. Jaiswal was awarded the Long Service Award certificate in recognition of 25 years dedicated service from Alison Davis, Chairman of the Hospital Trust in September 2004

He was the winner of Certificate of Excellence through Teamwork Awards - 2005

The Decision Making Group on Associate Specialists Discretionary Point--a scheme to reward for "quality and excellence"-- Chaired by The Chief Executive awarded Discretionary Points to Dr. Jaiswal in the years 1996, 1998, 1999, 2001 and 2011.

Dr. Jaiswal has attended the following International Psychogeriatric Association -IPA-meetings :-

IPA International Meeting 26-29 September 2010 at Santiago de Compostela Spain.

Osaka Silver Congress- International Psychogeriatric Association –14th –18th October 2007 at Osaka, Japan

9th Congress of the International Psychogeriatric Association from August 15th to 20th, 1999, at Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

Ageing 2000 – International Psychogeriatric Association – Joint Meeting in Munich – September 13th –18th, 1998. A comprehensive approach to mental health.

8th Congress of the International Psychogeriatric Association (IPA) at Jerusalem, Israel, from 17th to 22nd August 1997.

7th International Congress of International Pychogeriatric Association (IPA) from 29th October to 3rd November 1995 at Sydney, Australia

He attended the Dementia Workshop from 16th – 18th October 1998 at Dublin, Ireland
and the 158th Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association from 17th May to 22nd May 1997 at San Diego, California.

Dr Patrick Geoghegan OBE, Chief Executive of South Essex Partnership Trust has congratulated Dr. Jaiswal for receiving nomination for employee of the month twice .The compliments were received by the Patients Liaison Service--PALS-- Team from a relative of a service user and from the patient---“ It has been a pleasure to meet Dr Jaiswal. A very nice person. He has explained everything quite clearly. I understand the things he has said are for my benefit and my future health .” Dr Patrick Geoghegan thanked Dr. Jaiswal personally for ‘a job well done’.

Additional Contributions:

Leadership activities and wider contribution to the NHS include Dr Jaiswal having been Chair of Local Negotiating Committee ( LNC) and of Regional Staff and Associate Specialist Committee (SASC) of the BMA for many years. He has been a member of the BMA Central Consultant and Specialist Committee (CCSC), CCSC Psychiatric sub- committee and National SASC. The details are as follows:-
He has held the following positions in the British Medical Association--BMA:
- Chairman of Local Negotiating Committee (LNC) for Bedford & Shires Health & Care NHS Trust for the year 1998-99.
- Vice-Chair of LNC for Bedfordshire & Luton Community NHS Trust from 1st April 1999 to 31st December 1999.
- Chairman of LNC for Bedfordshire & Luton Community NHS Trust from 1st January 2000 to 2002.
- Chairman of LNC for Bedfordshire & Luton Community NHS trust, Luton, Bedford and Heartland PCTs for year 2002-2003, 2003-2004.
- Vice-Chairman of BMA Bedford North Division for the year 2000-2001.

- Deputy Chair of East Anglia Non-Consultant Career Grade (NCCG) to serve on the National Committee from 1997 to 2001.
- Chairman Eastern Region NCCG 2001-2002.
- Chairman Eastern Region Staff and Associate Specialist Committee (SASC) 2002-2003, 2003-2004.

- Member NCCG 1997 – 2002.
- Member SASC 2002-2003, 2003-2004.
- Member General Purposes Subcommittee SASC 2002-2003.
- Member CCSC Psychiatric Sub-Committee for the year 1999-2000, 2000-2001.
- Deputy NCCG representative on the CCSC for the year 2000-2001.
- Member NCCG Chairman’s Advisory Group for the year 2000-2001.
- Member CCSC 2001-2002
Dr. Jaiswal attended the Annual Representative meeting (ARM) of the BMA held at Edinburgh in 1997 and 2013, at Harrogate in 2002 and 2014 , Bournemouth in 2012 and at Liverpool in 2015.

He was a member of NCCG, now SASC, to serve on the working party on Consultation Document on the Review of Workforce Planning, “A Health Service for all the talents: Developing the NHS Workforce for 1999/2000”.

He attended the Senior Hospital Medical Staff Conference of the BMA held at the Royal College of Physicians, London, in the year 2000 and 2001.

He attended the first SASC conference in June 2003 at London.

He has been a member of Doctors and Dentists Negotiating Group (DDNG) and has acted as Chair of DDNG on 9th January 2001 and on 1st April 2003.

He attended a meeting held on 15th January 2003 with representatives of Medical Royal Colleges and the Department of Health on Competency Based Assessment.

He attended the conference on The Consultant Contract: moving forward held on 21st May 2003 at the Royal College of Surgeons, London.

On behalf of the British Medical Association (BMA), Dr. Jaiswal has considered the following documents/briefings/reports:

• February 1999-draft document on pre-trial therapy for child witnesses- good practice guidance.
• July 1999-managing dangerous people with severe personality disorder. Proposals for policy development.
• November 1999- draft document “No secrets: The Protection of Vulnerable Adults”.
• May 2000-GMC Revalidation Consultation Document.
• June 2000- report from the Royal College of Psychiatrists “Changing Minds, campaign, working party”.
• July 2000- The NHS Plan.
• July 2000- Documents on council of Europe’s White Paper on Human Rights of people with mental illness, especially those subject to compulsory detention.
• September 2000- Draft paper from the Royal College of Psychiatrists on the use of personal development plans as an integral part of its policy for continuing professional development (CPD).
• January 2001- Reforming the Mental Health Act. Part 1, the new legal framework. Part 2, high risk patients.
• January 2001- Documentation from the Public Trust Office regarding proposals to amend the form CP3. This form is used by doctors to confirm to the Court of Protection that a person suffers from a specific mental disorder that establishes the jurisdiction of the Court over that person.
• April 2002 National Suicide Prevention – Strategy for England. Consultation Document.
He had correspondence with his local Members of Parliament Mr Patrick Hall Labour and Mr Alistair Burt Conservative and also to Mr John Hutton (who was the Minister for Health at that time) with regard to Consultant and SAS matters. The Conservative MP had even raised his concerns in Parliament.

He attended the Annual Meeting of the Bihar Jharkand Medical Association-BJMA- in 2014 and attends the functions organised by British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (BAPIO) and the Global Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (GAPIO). He has been on the executive committee of BAPIO in 1998 at the time of the launch.


Contributes to charity regularly eg Cancer Research UK.

Fitness: gym activities, swimming.

Stamp collection.

In the media:

Based on Dr. Jaiswal's outstanding achievements and Marquis belief that his biographical profile is of global reference interest , Dr. Jaiswal was included in the Marquis Who’sWho publications which features biographies of the most accomplished men and women from around the globe and across all fields of endeavor.
Marquis Who's Who in the World - 2001, 18th Edition (pub. 2000)
Marquis Who's Who in the World - 1998, 15th Edition (pub. 1997)
It is a testament to Dr. Jaiswal's hard work and dedication to success that he has earned a place in Who’s Who in the World.

Dr Jaiswal was selected in to be among a chosen group of just 500 admired individuals worldwide who have made significant contributions to society and professions for the landmark international edition "The Barons 500 Leaders FOR THE NEW CENTURY".

Dr Jaiswal also received personal invitation for entry from Dictionary of International Biography to share his achievements with the world.

Bedfordshire Times & Citizen Thursday July 18, 1996---Sisters battle in court over mother's fortune.
Banbury Guardian, July 18, 1996--Sisters in battle for mother's £100,000.
Dr Jaiswal was the expert witness.

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