Consultations during coronavirus pandemic
At the time of your appointment you will be contacted for a telephone or a video link assessment. Information for that will be provided to you prior to the appointment via a text
message or an email.
The first step in receiving the right help for any medical concern including mental health problems is receiving a comprehensive
evaluation. For your psychiatric consultation a detailed information will be obtained to determine the most likely diagnosis. This will help in determining the most effective evidence based
The discussion in your consultation will cover the following:
- current problems and symptoms that you might be experiencing,
- your physical health,
- current medication,
- past illnesses including physical, psychological and psychiatric heatlh,
- previous treatments,
- family health and family relationships
- personal history including childhood, schooling, employment and relationships.
If you are seen in the clinic for a clinical psychiatric assessment, the initial consultation can last upto 45
Prior to your consultation you might be asked to complete some questionnaires. These scales and questionnaires can be useful in
gathering information to help in your assessment. After the consultation a detailed letter is then sent to your GP and referrer. The details of that letters are discussed with you at the end of the