Dr Yasir Abbasi
Divisional Lead Consultant for Addictions Services & Honorary Senior Lecturer
Dr. Yasir Abbasi is recognised by the General Medical Council as a dual specialist in General Adult and Substance Misuse Psychiatry. He has trained in a variety of settings which include acute inpatient wards, community based teams and secure forensic units. His academic qualifications include a Post Graduate Diploma (PG Dip) in Clinical Psychiatry from the University of Nottingham and a Post Graduate Certificate in Health Research (PG Cert) from the University of Leeds. After passing his exams he became a member of The Royal College of Psychiatrists (MRCPsych), London in 2007.
Currently, Dr. Abbasi holds a consultant post in the National Health Service (NHS) in Addictions psychiatry at Mersey Care NHS Trust. Dr Abbasi has considerable expertise in treating moderate to severe mental illnesses and addictions; including alcohol, opiates (heroin), cocaine, club drugs, prescription medication and stimulant dependence. He has had training in Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) as well. He was a member of the Addictions to Medicine Task Force at Public Health England set up at the Yorkshire and Humber region and was also the winner of the “Doctor of the Year” award at Leeds for setting up a pilot prescription drug addiction clinic in 2013.
Dr Abbasi is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at University of Liverpool and in addition to teaching medical students, junior doctors & nurses, he has published widely ranging from peer reviewed journals to BMA newsletters and daily newspapers. His current research interests are dependence on prescribed medications and also dual diagnosis.
Specialties: General Adult Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry