Dr O S – Consultant Psychiatrist

MBBS; PGDipPsych; DPM; MRCPsych

I am able to undertake psychiatric assessments and provide medico-legal reports of patients in the areas of general adult, old age and learning disabilities. I can converse fluently in Urdu, Punjabi and Hindi and have completed expert psychiatric assessments & reports in cases including Civil, Criminal, Asylum, Employment, Mental Health Tribunals and Personal injury. Assessments have covered areas such as Mental Capacity, Psychometric testing for neuropsychiatric disorders, Memory assessment and diagnosis of dementias, PTSD, anxiety and affective disorders.

Professional Membership:

On the GMC Specialist Register

Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists

Member of the Medical Protection Society

Member of the International Psychogeriatric Association


Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery,1996,University of Punjab, Pakistan

Diploma in Psychological Medicine,2002,Conjoint Board, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Ireland

Member of Royal College of Psychiatrist(MRCPsych),2003,London

Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychiatry,2004,University of Leeds

UK Certificate of Completion of Training(CCT)in Old Age Psychiatry,2007

Approved under Section 12(2) of the Mental Health Act 2007

Mental Health Assessor for Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, Mental Capacity Act 2005


North Trent Higher Specialist Training Scheme in Old Age and General Adult Psychiatry

South West Yorkshire Rotational SHO Training Scheme

Current Employment:

Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry, Acute Inpatient Care, at an NHS Foundation Trust, Since 2010.

Clinical Tutor and Examiner for the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Psychiatry Training Programme Director for Yorkshire and Humber Post Graduate Deanery.

Previous Employment:

Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry, Community Mental Health,2009-2010.

Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry, Primary Care Trust.2007-2008.

Specialist Registrar in Psychiatry, 2004-2007.

Staff Grade Psychiatrist, 2002-2004.

Senior House Officer in Psychiatry, 1999-2002.

Clinical Expertise:

Broad range of psychiatry speciality experience including general adult, old age and learning disabilities.

Memory assessment and diagnosis of dementias.

Mental Health Act assessments in hospitals and police stations.

Mental Capacity assessments.

Psychometric testing for neuropsychiatric disorders.

Use of DSM-4 and ICD-10 diagnostic criteria in the assessment of psychiatric illness.

Serious incident case reviews and investigations of clinical negligence and complaints.

Medicolegal Experience:

Certificate provider for Lasting Power of Attorney and Court of Protection work.

Testamentary Capacity assessment.

Deprivation of Liberty assessments.

Capacity assessments for civil proceedings including marriage and financial transaction.

Assessment of older adults involved in minor criminal offence.

Safeguarding vulnerable adult proceedings.

Psychiatric reports for Mental Health Tribunals.

Asylum cases.

Employment related mental health assessments.

Coroners inquests, witness statements and court attendance.

Personal injury related assessments including PTSD, anxiety and affective disorders.

Medicolegal Training:

Bond Solon Civil Procedure Rules for Expert Witness Certificate.

Medicolegal Training with Andrew Andrews: Excellence in report writing and court room skills.2012.

Psychiatry and the Law. Royal College of Psychiatrists North West Division Spring Conference.2012.

Mental Health Law Update. Andrew Sims Centre.2010

Medical Ethics and Law. Sheffield Hallam University.2005

Linguistic Ability:

Apart from English, I can converse fluently in Urdu, Punjabi and Hindi.

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