Dr Bhandari is a neuro-psychiatrist and a Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, with more than 15 years’ experience in the NHS.
In 2014, he was awarded a Distinction in MSc Clinical Neuropsychiatry, and a Certificate for Completion of Training (CCT) in Old Age Psychiatry.
During his career, Dr Bhandari has regularly received complements from patients and carers for his empathy and ability to understand their concerns and develop structured, evidence-based treatment plans to manage their illness.
Dr Bhandari has been involved in several research projects in the last 10 years. He is currently Chief Investigator (UK) for a research trail looking into a disease modifying treatment for Alzheimer’s dementia. He is also Principal Investigator for two other research trials evaluating monoclonal antibodies for Alzheimer’s pathology.
Dr Bhandari has good leadership skills including managing, developing and motivating teams to achieve their objectives. He was awarded an “Innovation prize” by the South-West division of Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK in 2012, and in 2018 and again in 2021 was awarded Clinical Excellence Awards in recognition of his contribution towards the delivery of safe and high-quality care to patients.
Dr Bhandari works as Consultant Psychiatrist for a community mental health team. Besides his clinical and research roles, he is also Medical Education Tutor and Education Supervisor for medical trainees.
In his daily work, he treats patients suffering from neurocognitive disorders, such as dementia, delirium, Huntington’s and Parkinson’s psychosis, besides functional mental health problems, such as depression, anxiety, OCD and psychosis.