Dr Tim Andrews

Consultant in Intellectual Disability Psychiatry
NHS Practice
Intellectual Disability Service at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
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MB ChB, MSc, MD, FRCPsych

Approved clinician status for the purposes of section 145(1), including approval under section 12(2), of the Mental Health Act 1983. Approved as an assessor for Deprivation of Liberty authorisations under the Mental Capacity Act.

Fellow of Royal College of Psychiatrists, Member of British Neuropsychiatry Association (BNPA), Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer Oxford University.

Areas of expertise
I specialise in intellectual disability psychiatry, seeing the full range of mental health problems in people with developmental disabilities. This includes Autistic Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, challenging behaviour, dementia, depression, bipolar affective disorder, schizophrenia, psychosis, anxiety disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder. I have a particular interest in the management of epilepsy in people with intellectual disabilities. I have experience in writing medico-legal reports (mainly relating to patients in my care), and a good knowledge of current law relating to mental health and people with intellectual disabilities. I have given evidence in the Crown Court.

I trained as a doctor at Manchester University and studied psychiatry in Manchester and Oxford. I undertook an MSc in Anxiety Disorders and then conducted research into how psychiatric disorders manifest in Down’s Syndrome, as part of my MD. I was appointed as a Consultant in intellectual disability psychiatry in Oxfordshire, in 1999, and since then, I have worked mainly in community settings, but also have some in patient experience. For several years, I was associate medical director for the trust. I have a keen interest in post graduate education and have been Training Programme Director from 2003 – 2018. Currently I am working as a consultant in North Oxfordshire.