Dr Sanjay Rao


MBBS, MRCPsych, PG Dip Mental Health Law

GMC number: 5043694

Practising since: 1996


General Psychiatry

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Dr Sanjay Rao is an experienced and dedicated consultant in General Adult Psychiatry, with a special interest in bipolar disorders and ADHD. With over two decades of practice as a psychiatrist, he has developed a deep understanding of various mental health conditions and their effective management. Dr Rao's expertise extends to the management of treatment-resistant depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, OCD, ADHD, psychosis, and personality difficulties.

Currently, Dr Rao works as a Consultant Psychiatrist in LPT (Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust) and covers inner city Leicester. He has held the role of Training Program Director for Higher Trainees and has also worked as a medical advisor for the Ombudsman.

In addition to his clinical work, Dr Rao has gained good experience in medico-legal reports, supported by his postgraduate diploma in mental law. This expertise allows him to provide valuable insights and support in legal matters related to mental health.

Dr Sanjay Rao's vast experience, expertise, and compassionate approach make him a valued mental health professional, dedicated to improving the well-being of his patients.

Special interests

Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Adult ADHD, Personality Disorders, OCD, Psychosis, Schizophrenia.

Personal interests

Outside of his professional commitments, Dr Rao finds solace in spending quality time with his family, beloved dog and maintaining an active lifestyle through his passion for badminton.

Languages spoken

English, Kannada, Hindi

Treatments and tests offered by Dr Sanjay Rao at Nuffield Health

  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)

Locations Dr Sanjay Rao works with

Related experience


  • Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • Medical Protection Society

Other posts held

  • Maidstone Centre, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, Consultant Psychiatrist

Insurers Dr Sanjay Rao works with

Dr Sanjay Rao works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • AXA Health
  • Bupa


Dr Sanjay Rao does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Dr Sanjay Rao does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Dr Sanjay Rao does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.