Dr. Claudia Wald

Consultant Psychiatrist


Dr. Claudia Wald is a Consultant Psychiatrist specializing in the mental health of older adults.

She has had a wide range of experience in overseeing services including older adult in-patient wards, an NHS-funded continuing care home for people with mental illness and associated challenging behaviors, an older adult community mental health team, and older adult liaison services at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital and St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington.
Dr Wald established the Westminster Memory Service in 2009 and the Kensington & Chelsea Memory Service in 2011 which have both repeatedly been nationally accredited with excellence by the Royal College of Psychiatrists and which were awarded The Royal College’s Older Adult Team of the Year in 2015.

She has extensive experience in the diagnosis and management of cognitive disorders and the psychiatric and behavioural symptoms that commonly accompany these conditions. In addition, Dr Wald has extensive experience in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of functional mental illnesses such as mood disorders and psychosis as well as capacity assessments.


Dr Wald gained dual accreditation in adult and older adult psychiatry from the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 1998 and has been a Consultant Psychiatrist for Older Adults in Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust since 2003.

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