Dr Tony Rao
Facilitator & Consultant, Community Mental Health Team for Older Adults
At: South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation
Tony works as a clinical researcher at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at KCL where his predominant research interest sees him examine the mind-body continuum in serious mental illness. Clinically, he works at the Maudsley Hospital specialising in the management of people with treatment resistant schizophrenia. He was part of a recent Commission published in The Lancet Psychiatry that provided a blueprint for protecting the physical health of patients with mental illness. He is also lead editor of the forthcoming ‘Maudsley Prescribing and Practice Guidelines for Physical Health Conditions in Psychiatry’ which is due for publication in 2020. This pioneering text has brought together over 100 clinicians from psychiatric, medical, and surgical fields to provide comprehensive guidance on how to manage physical health complaints in psychiatric patients.