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Dr Prakash Raviraj

Professional Description:

Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist


MBBS, FRCPsych, LLM, CCT (Forensic)

Expert Psychiatry Reports
16b Station Road
Cheadle Hulme
Area of work:

North West and Yorkshire


Dr Raviraj is an independent Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist based in Manchester. He is a practicing clinician with inpatient responsibilities. He has authored reports to the Crown, Magistrates and Family Courts. 

He has clinical experience of working in high, medium, low secure and community forensic psychiatric services. He has extensive experience of working in various prisons across the North of England. He is a member of the first tier mental health review tribunals and appointed by CQC as a second opinion appointed doctor (SOAD).

He was the medical Director at Cygnet Wyke until April 2021. He worked previously as a full time consultant at the Spinney in Atherton and as a NHS consultant at the Edenfield Centre. 

He was awarded LLM in Mental Health Law from Northumbria University in May 2010; his dissertation was: ‘Murder by mentally ill - A review of the Defences of Insanity and Diminished Responsibility’.

Dr Raviraj speaks Hindi, Urdu, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil languages.

He will endeavour to submit his report within three weeks of receipt of all paperwork and can provide reports much earlier if all the information is provided with the initial request.

He will be available to visit clients at solicitor’s offices and conducts assessments remotely to provide reports in time.

He has prepared reports in following areas: 
Assessment of mental capacity
Mental health review tribunals

Criminal matters:
Diminished responsibility and homicide cases
Psychiatric assessments for fitness to plead and fitness to stand trial
Pre-sentence psychiatric reports 
Assessment for learning disability in the context of offending
Assessment for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome. 
Intoxication and criminal responsibility 
Sexual offences and suitability for Sex Offending Treatment Programme
Violence risk assessments 
Self harm/Suicide risk assessments
Addictions psychiatry

Immigration and asylum seeker mental health issues

Parole board reports

Care proceedings:
Parenting capacity, risk assessments to determine placement
Mental health issues- Psychosis, Substance misuse, Personality Disorder, Schizophrenia, PTSD, Affective disorders and other psychiatric conditions 


Approved Clinician (AC) training, Approved under Section 12 (2) of the Mental Health Act 1983, Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) in Forensic Psychiatry, Master of Laws Degree (LLM) in Mental Health Law


Medical Member of the First Tier Tribunal-Mental Health, Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (FRCPsych), Member of Faculty of Leadership and Management, Medical Protection Society, Second Opinion Appointed Doctor (SOAD) to Care Quality Commission (CQC)

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