I am a consultant in the NHS with a minimal private practice. I have worked as a consultant for 13 years and have extensive experience in managing a variety of cases. My areas of interest are: Impact of trauma and Physical ill health on mental health Depression Bipolar affective disorder Psychotic illnesses including schizophrenia Anxiety, OCD and stress related disorders Transcultural issues Medically Unexplained symptoms Medico-legal issues Fitness to practice I am multi-lingual and fluent in in Urdu, Hindi and Kannada with working knowledge of Arabic. My experience in specialities of psychiatry such as forensic, community, tele-psychiatry, private (mainly General Psychiatry), CQC (Care Quality Commission-Second Opinion Appointed Doctor), medico-legal etc, gives me a wide range of expertise. It equips me with knowledge and experience to work both in specialist as well as generic services within psychiatry. I write expert reports for Mental Health Review Tribunals, Immigration Appeals Cases, Ministry of Justice, Courts, Crown Prosecution Service, Solicitors, Special Immigration Appeals Panel (SIAC), the Parole Board and a whole range of other Criminal Justice agencies.
I contacted Psychiatry-UK.org after waiting for some time in vain for an NHS referral appointment. The process of booking an appointment with them was very easy and they were able to offer me an appointment within a week, which was a great relief having waited for so long to try to get things moving. Dr Saleem was the Psychiatrist who was available to speak with me. I had no previous knowledge of him, but was thankful to be able to speak with somebody so soon. The video conference process was extremely easy to use, after some early teething problems with the settings on my webcam. Using the webcam was no different to speaking with a Doctor in their office, except that I was in a comfortable setting at home, so was immediately at ease. Dr Saleem was very welcoming from the start and made me feel comfortable. He allowed me to basically vent all that I had needed to get off my chest for all the months I had spent waiting for a referral. He took notes and despite my feeling I was making no sense, then managed to systematically take me through everything I had said and explain what he considered were the issues I had and what he recommended that I do. He is very calming to speak with, was not judgmental and was very straightforward in explaining what was needed. After speaking with him, Dr Saleem not only provided me with his email but his telephone number and Whatsapp and offered to take contact outside of the appointments. He then completed a full report which he forwarded through to my GP and my treatment was advanced all within a fortnight of first speaking with Psychiatry-UK.org. Some time after this I am still waiting on hearing back for an NHS appointment, so I cannot thank them and Dr Saleem enough. Since this first report, Dr Saleem has spoken with me twice more via telephone and via email a number of times and always replies very promptly. If you are in the position of needing to speak with a Psychiatrist, for any reason, I cannot recommend Psychiatry-UK.org and especially Dr Saleem enough. I was very hesitant to begin with due to fears of how much it all would cost but the prices are extremely reasonable for what they provide and Dr Saleem has gone far beyond what I have paid for, for which I am very grateful. Thank you.
thank you so much for you kind words.
Dr Saleem is an extremely professional Dr, who is very friendly and compassionate. He made me feel very relaxed, comfortable and at ease. I would highly recommend Dr Saleem to anybody, his communication is outstanding and aftercare is also unremarkable. I feel very lucky to have found Dr Saleem!
thank you for your kind words Paula