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