After your appointment
Following the assessment a report summarising your discussion and the assessment will be written including any treatment plan or suggestions. With your consent, this will be sent to your GP and you will be provided with a copy.
The Psychiatrist will discuss with you how best to get in touch with her should you need to do so in between appointments. It should be noted that she will always try to be responsive but is unable to provide an emergency or urgent service and cannot guarantee a response within a certain time frame.
Our Psychiatrists can provide a private prescription which can be filled out at most pharmacies. The cost of having a private prescription filled is different to the NHS standard charge-it can vary according to the pharmacy and the cost of the medication.
Alternatively your psychiatrist can ask your GP if they will be prepared to prescribe – they are generally able to assist.
The consultation, as with any doctor, is confidential. There are certain situations where information may need to be shared without your consent-if the doctor is concerned that you or someone else’s life is at risk but these situations are rare and every attempt will be made to abide by your wishes with regards to confidentiality.*
You will have been asked to fill out a registration form and given your consent to who you want information shared with or not. This might be your GP, your therapist or psychologist if you are already seeing one, certain members of your family or no-one if that is your wish.
*It should be noted that if your assessment is for the purposes of a medico-legal report or a report provided for Court then the rules around confidentiality apply differently but this will be discussed with you prior to the assessment taking place.