Dr Neal is now advocating the use of video consultations in medico-legal assessments for the following reasons:
- At the present time the coronavirus is making face to face consultations dangerous for patients and doctors.
- Video consultations are more cost effective, convenient for Claimant’s 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 attached fact sheet).
- Dr Neal has been successfully conducting telepsychiatry assessments on his patients for the past 5 years.
In order to set up a video consultation we require the Claimant’s email address and preferably a mobile telephone number.
If you have any questions about video consultations please contact Dr Neal’s PA Louise Naylor at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01453 839309
Please download our fact sheet on the evidence for the reliability of tele-psychiatry assessments.