I have over 40 years’ experience working in the National Health Service, including as Head of Neuropsychology in major neuroscience centres in Cambridge and Southampton.
I am Past-President of the British Neuropsychological Society, recipient of a Lifetime-Achievement Award from the British Psychological Society, and author/editor of four books in the field of Neuropsychology.
I have set up a COVID-secure Neuropsychology clinic in London to enable face-face neuropsychological assessments and neuropsychological rehabilitation to be carried out.
This is based at the London Memory Clinic, Harrow, where only one patient is seen at a time, with a maximum of two patients per day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. The testing room is well-ventilated, with patio doors in the testing room. Test materials and other items are regularly cleaned with anti-bacterial wipes before and after every patient encounter.
Assessments are carried out by only one clinician (Dr Narinder Kapur, consultant neuropsychologist, who has recently published an article on Coronavirus in the British Medical Journal), with no other staff in the building. PPE equipment such as gowns/aprons and gloves are used, with masks/visors and sanitising dispensers available for use where appropriate. An oximeter is also available.
For some cases, tele neuropsychological rehab can be offered remotely.