Best Psychiatry Consultancy 2016 winner, Independent Psychiatry let us know what they have done to ensure that they stay at the top of their industry.

Independent Psychiatry take pride in their confidential, professional and friendly service. They offer advice, assessment and management for all mental health requirements. They also accept GP referrals, understanding the frustration long waiting lists for treatment and diagnosis can cause, they aim to see all clients within two weeks of instruction.

Independent Psychiatry was established in 2008 by its founder members on the ethos of providing the best possible service and care for individuals requiring psychiatric assistance. Originally based in Glasgow, they have rapidly expanded and now provide assessments throughout the UK due to their commitment and ability to deliver high quality and comprehensive services to their clients, having built up a diverse portfolio of clients from across the Country.

Independent Psychiatry believe that everyone has the right to be provided with the quality care and assistance they expect, to diagnose and tackle mental health issues. All their services offer a fully independent opinion, and their consultants will always act with integrity in the most professional manner. Their purpose is to deliver an uncompromising level of assessment and care, and to improve the quality of life for the growing number of people struggling with mental health problems.

They specialise in working with the mental health legislation and have experts that provide psychiatric opinions for Courts and Tribunals. They also provide medico legal reports, reports for capacity assessment, risk assessment (e.g HCR20), suicide risk assessment, benefit appeals, immigration applications, parental right appeals, the DVLA, action for eviction, personal injury and employment tribunals amongst others. Our psychiatrists regularly assess fitness for trial, criminal responsibility, diminished responsibility, vulnerable witnesses and have expert witness experience.

For individuals (GP referrals only), they can offer psychiatric assessment, diagnosis, advice and treatment.  They are also able to carry out diagnostic assessments for conditions such as Autistic Spectrum Disorder (e.g. DISCO), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Personality Disorders for example.

Our experts have experience in a wide range of areas including Depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Anxiety, Postnatal Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Phobias, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Self-harm, Eating Disorders, Alcohol and Substance Misuse, Dementia, Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder, amongst others.

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