Video Consultations

Dr Neal advocates the use of video consultations in medico-legal assessments for the following reasons:

  • Video consultations are more cost effective, convenient for Claimants and easier to arrange.
  • There is ample scientific evidence that telepsychiatry assessments are as reliable as face-to-face assessments and there is sufficient evidence of this to persuade a court (see the below fact sheet).
  • Dr Neal has been successfully conducting telepsychiatry assessments on his private patients for the past 7 years.

To set up a video consultation we require the Claimant’s email address and telephone number (preferably a mobile number).

If you have any questions about video consultations, please contact Dr Neal’s PA Louise Naylor at  or telephone 01453 839309.

Please download our fact sheet on the evidence for the reliability of tele-psychiatry assessments.