national association of psychiatric intensive care units

Shanika Balachandra

Deputy Director of Operations

Dr Shanika Balachandra graduated from St Bartholomews Medical School in London. She trained in psychiatry in London on both the University College Hospitals and the St Marys & Charing Cross schemes.

She has worked as a Consultant psychiatrist in PICU since 2009 for Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust. She has worked as a consultant in male PICU, and since 2012 she has been a consultant in the female PICU, which admits patients nationwide.

Dr Balachandra chairs the Pan-London PICU Consultants Forum as well as chairing the CNWL Trustwide MDT PICU Committee.