Dr Saal Seneviratne Expert Witness in Psychiatry

Severe mental illness, …..lower court attendees in London, UK

Despite a high prevalence of mental health needs and substance misuse among referred defendants, there’s a need to extend CMHLDS to individuals with multiple vulnerabilities. Comparisons of mental illness prevalence across different settings within the criminal justice

Section 49 Reports

Impact on psychiatrists in intellectual disability of Court of Protection orders for section 49 (Mental Capacity Act) reports: online survey BJPsych 2023 Jun;47(3):127-132. Suraj Perera, Nathalie Leyland, Jonathan Coshever Section 49 of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 lets the Court of Protection in England and Wales demand reports from NHS trusts and local authorities about […]

Just my two cents

My Views June 10 2023 2:56 pm Dr Saal Seneviratne My ideas The role of the expert witness service is to use his expertise to advise the Court, and enable them to make informed legal decisions about the mental health of the subject before them. Mental health issues related to legal proceedings can appear complex, […]

MPS Guide to Writing Expert Reports

MPS Guide to writing expert reports The document  can be found here These are general but helpful guidelines from a medical protection society. Click for The CPS  Guidelines Click here for the Civil Rules The document you provided is a guide from the Medical Protection Society (MPS) on writing expert reports, particularly for medical professionals. […]

CPS Guidance-Expert Evidence

CPS Guidance for the instruction of experts The document  can be found here It is a comprehensive guide on expert evidence from the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) of the UK. It provides detailed information on the definition, duties, admissibility, and selection of expert witnesses, along with instructions on how to understand and use an expert’s […]

Civil claims: guidance on instructing experts

Guidance for the instruction of experts in civil claims The document  can be found here It’s a comprehensive guide designed to assist litigants, those instructing experts, and the experts themselves in understanding best practices for complying with Part 35 of the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) and court orders. This guidance replaces the Protocol for the […]

Human Neurons and Compulsive Behavior

Hunger Neurons cause compulsive behaviour May 21, 2023 3:27 pm Dr Saal Seneviratne Hypothalamic Agrp Neurons Drive Stereotypic Behaviors beyond Feeding Cell published this article in March 2023. The nervous system in our bodies has developed to help us do different things based on our goals. It does this by bringing together information from inside our bodies […]

Review of Fitness to Practice

Review of Fitness to Practice May 15, 2023 12:32 pm Dr Saal Seneviratne This Article Discusses The Referral Of Doctors To The General Medical Council (GMC) In The UK Based On The Author’s Assessment Of 124 Doctors Between 1990 And 2015. The Author Focuses On Three Categories: Psychiatric Problems, Substance Misuse, And Inappropriate Sexual Behaviour. […]

CDT tests

CDT Test May 14, 2023 2:56 pm Dr Saal Seneviratne Information About Carbohydrate Deficient Transferrin (CDT) Test And Links To Where To Get A Blood Test CDT Medical assessment, alcohol consumption, transferrin:How long should you abstain from alcohol before a CDT test? It is generally recommended to abstain from alcohol for at least two weeks […]

Applications for Restoration

The outcome of applications for restoration to the Medical Register following disciplinary erasure Journal Article:  May 14, 2023 10:26 am Dr Saal Seneviratne This Article Examines The Outcomes Of Restoration Applications Made By Doctors Whose Names Were Erased From The UK Medical Register By A Disciplinary Tribunal Between January 2012 And June 2020. The outcome of applications […]