Although psychiatrists of Indian origin were playing a vital role in clinical and academic psychiatry in U.K. until the mid-1990s, there was no professional body to provide a platform for mutual support, encouragement and share clinical expertise and experience.
In 1995, the idea to form British Indian Psychiatric Association (BIPA) arose following a visit to attend American Psychiatric Association (APA) Conference in U.S.A. group of psychiatrists notably, Dr. Babulal Chaprala (All Saints Hospital, Birmingham) and Dr. Harish Gadhvi (Claybury Hospital, London). They were inspired by how psychiatrists of Indian origin had organized themselves in the U.S. and formed Indian American Psychiatric Association under the auspices of APA.
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2020 has been the most intense year we have ever faced, an immense challenge for all generations around the world. We saw many lives lost in the pandemic with countless other losses in all spheres of life. We held each others’ hands soaking in support and demonstrated our resilience, flexibility, adaptability and kindnesses in our professional and personal lives.
We now stand on the brink of a new year which brings hopes and undoubtedly further new challenges for us as Psychiatrists. We will no doubt stand up to these challenges as a fraternity to help ourselves, our patients and our communities in facing this ongoing adversity. Hopefully we will see light at the end of the tunnel, as we keep our faith and our spirits, to continue to strive towards excellence and better care for our patients, going into 2021.
The BIPA family wishes each and every one of you and your family a HAPPY NEW YEAR and we will relentlessly continue to support each other through these challenges...