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Dr Essam Kamel

Professional Description:

Consultant Psychiatrist


Medical Member of First Tier Tribunal, Mental health 2013, CCT in Old Age, General Adult and Substance Misuse Psychiatry 2008, MSc in Psychiatric Research, University College London 2007, Advanced Diploma in Family Interventions, Middlesex University 2006, MRCPsych Royal College of Psychiatrists, London SW1X 8PG 2002, DPM – Diploma in Neuro psychiatry, Dublin, Ireland 2000. ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­

Area of work:



Dr Essam Kamel is dually qualified in General Adult and Old Age Psychiatry with endorsement in Addiction Psychiatry and has worked as a consultant psychiatrist since 2008. He is a competent, caring clinician with extensive experience in managing people with a wide range of mental disorders including writing medicolegal reports.

He has full UK training experience approved by the RCPsych, basic psychiatric training was at Guys and St Thomas and higher training was at UCL and Royal Free-associated hospitals. He is a medical member of First Tier Tribunal.

Experience in Medico-legal work:
• Working in the court diversion scheme preparing reports for the court for the mentally ill offender (schizophrenia, substance misuse, personality disorder)  
• Cross examining evidence through his role in the Ministry of Justice
• Working with the Medical Foundation alongside solicitors and GPs to support victims of torture (PTSD, Depression, anxiety, transcultural psychiatry)
• Family work and assessing parental skills
• Capacity assessment and DoLS assessments and reports (organic brain disease - including dementia -with challenging behaviour)
• Training and experience in writing medico-legal reports

He has furnished medico-legal reports is in the following areas:
• Immigration cases mental disorder (dementia, PTSD)
• Occupational health cases (stress, anxiety, bullying at work)
• Family cases: Parental capacity in family court proceeding, (mental illness, personality disorder, addiction)
• Negligence cases
• Older adult cases: Retrospective capacity, testamentary capacity, negligence
• Forensic cases: fitness to plead/to be interviewed, magistrate and Crown Court reports

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