Plan to arrive 10-15 minutes prior to the assessment. The assessment will take approximate 1 hour depending on the complexity of the assessment, on some occasions an additional appointment may be required. Please ensure you bring photo identification, such as your driver’s license.
The assessment is not a consultation for the purposes of providing healthcare in the usual sense (accordingly the doctor: patient relationship does not arise), it is important that it is understood and acknowledge the scope and nature of the assessment, and the implications of the subsequent report which is produced following the assessment.
The Specialist Consultant Psychiatrist has extensive experience in the field of medico-legal psychiatry and has been asked to provide an independent psychiatric assessment and report to the referring person or organisation.
The assessment will involve a detailed discussion in which the Psychiatrist will take an extensive medical and psychiatric history. The Psychiatrist strives to approach the assessment as sensitively as possible.