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Dr Muj Husain

Job title Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist

Area of expertise

  • Persistent physical symptoms
  • Liaison psychiatry and mind-body healthcare


Dr Muj Husain is a Consultant Psychiatrist with the Persistent Physical Symptoms Service. He is also a Consultant in Liaison Psychiatry at King’s College Hospital where his work includes supporting medical teams on the wards and helping people in crisis in the emergency department.

Dr Muj Husain studied medicine at the University of Cambridge and trained in psychiatry on the Maudsley Training Programme in South London. He is a graduate of the NHS Medical Director’s Clinical Fellow Scheme where he spent a year working with the General Medical Council. He is a past Chair of the Trainee Doctors’ Group at the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and the Psychiatric Trainees’ Committee at the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Other roles

Dr Muj Husain also holds the following positions:

  • Clinical Director for Mental Health at the Health Innovation Network, the Academic Health Science Network for South London
  • Associate Medical Director for Specialist Services, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. This is a management position which includes working with services in neuropsychiatry, eating disorders, perinatal psychiatry, affective disorders and anxiety, trauma and dissociation

Education and Training

  • MRCPsych (Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists), 2011
  • MB BChir (Cantab), University of Cambridge, 2005


Persistent physical symptoms reduction intervention: a system change and evaluation (PRINCE)-integrated GP care for persistent physical symptoms: protocol for a feasibility and cluster randomised waiting list, controlled trial.
Patel M, James K, Moss-Morris R, Husain M, Ashworth M, Frank P, Ferreira N, Mosweu I, McCrone P, Hotopf M, David A, Landau S, Chalder T.
BMJ Open. 2019 Jul 23;9(7):e025513. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-025513

Persistent physical symptoms reduction intervention: a system change and evaluation in secondary care (PRINCE secondary) - a CBT-based transdiagnostic approach: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial.
Chalder T, Patel M, James K, Hotopf M, Frank P, Watts K, McCrone P, David A, Ashworth M, Husain M, Garrood T, Moss-Morris R, Landau S.
BMC Psychiatry. 2019 Oct 22;19(1):307. doi: 10.1186/s12888-019-2297-y

Mental health in South East London general hospitals: using electronic patient records to explore associations between psychiatric diagnoses and length of stay in a patient cohort receiving liaison psychiatry input.
Jones A, Todman H, Husain M.
BJPsych Open. 2019 Oct 14;5(6):e90. doi: 10.1192/bjo.2019.79

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