Dr. Soumya Ghosh

Consultant Psychiatrist
MD, MRCPsych, Dip Clinical Psychiatry, Dip Health Research

I provide thorough assessments and individualised treatment plans based on up to date evidence

Assessment process

Assessment:

Assessment is usually the first appointment with the Consultant Psychiatrist. It takes about 90 minutes. This involves discussion on current problems, the context of current problems and past history (e.g. medical, psychiatric, personal etc.). The assessment helps to identify principal symptoms and, therefore, the diagnosis. It helps to develop a robust management plan which is tailored to the person’s needs. The discussion helps to develop rapport between the psychiatrist and the individual which is called “therapeutic relationship” which has enormous value in long term management.

A detailed letter will be sent to your GP following the assessment process after you have had a copy to check that it is all correct. If you do not wish this to happen please inform Dr Ghosh during the assessment.
Dr Ghosh will then send a brief letter to your GP and you will be able to read the letter before it is sent out.

Follow up appointments:

It usually lasts up to 45 minutes. This is the time when there is discussion about the progress, medication, important related issues and also management plans are put into place. The frequency of follow up appointments depends on the presentation of the patient, the medication chosen and the progress. This can be every two weeks if close monitoring is required. Once a stable dose of medication has been reached, reviews can take place every month or even longer.

Letters will also be sent to your GP after each follow up appointment.

Please note that your GP will need to be informed about your medication or any change to medication as s/he will continue to do the prescribing.
Referral:
Please ask your GP to send a referral.
GPs, Patients, Family can email at alison.hill22@nhs.net
or ring 07533 567161 for further information

Occupational Health Reports:

Dr. Ghosh prepares comprehensive psychiatric reports for occupational health. He carries out thorough assessments for most psychiatric conditions and provides recommendations about management.
Dr. Ghosh is happy to address appropriate questions in the instruction letter.
  • Please send an instruction letter with the name and signature of the referrer detailing reasons for the instruction, where and what purposes the report will be used for and client’s current job description.
  • Please include questions that need to be addressed in the report and the time frame for the report.
  • Please inform who would be paying for the report and if there is any cap on costs
  • Please send written consent of the client to take part in the assessment and for the information to be shared.
A standard Occupational Health report costs £600. This includes initial assessment and preparation of the report. However, in complicated cases additional time may be required for collecting further information and perusing them in order to complete the report. The additional time will be charged at 200£/hour. All efforts will be made to keep you updated about the additional cost. Dr. Ghosh needs 10-14 days from the day of assessment to complete the report.

Referral:
Please send your instruction at alison.hill22@nhs.net or ring 07533 567161 for further information

Medico legal reports:

Dr. Ghosh prepares comprehensive psychiatric reports for medico legal reasons. Dr. Ghosh also carries out mental capacity assessments and prepares reports for a range of services.
  • Please send an instruction letter with the name and signature of the referrer detailing reasons for the instruction, where and what purposes the report will be used.
  • Please include questions that need to be addressed in the report and the time frame for the report. Please inform who would be paying for the report and if there is any cap on costs
  • Please send written consent of the client to take part in the assessment and for the information to be shared.
A Psychiatric report costs £1000-£1500. The cost of report varies depending on the complexity and time required for the preparation of the report. This includes initial assessment and preparation of the report. However, in complicated cases additional time may be required for collecting further information, perusing them in order to complete the report. The additional time will be charged at 200£/hour.
All efforts will be made to keep the referrer updated about the additional cost. Dr. Ghosh needs 10-14 days from the day of assessment to complete the report.

Referral:
Please send your instruction at alison.hill22@nhs.net or ring 07533 567161 for further information

Others:

Dr. Ghosh is happy to consider any other referrals. Please get in touch with your queries.