Dr Pravir Sharma
FRCPsych DPM MSc MBBS
Dr Pravir Sharma specialises in mental health disorders in the elderly although he also has extensive experience of general adult psychiatry. He is experienced in assessing memory problems comprehensively and in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease and difficult behaviours associated with it and other dementias. He also has a special interest in treatment resistant anxiety and depressive illnesses.
Dr Sharma can act as an expert witness, including the preparation of medico legal reports and appearing in court, in personal injury and clinical negligence cases relating to these areas of expertise. He can prepare medico legal reports for road traffic accidents and other accidents in the work place as well as reports for employment tribunals.
Mental capacity: Dr Sharma has extensive experience of assessing capacity in complex cases where mental illness or memory disorders affect the person. He has prepared reports for the court of protection on matters concerning mental capacity, lasting power of attorney, testamentary capacity, capacity to make decisions concerning money affairs and care arrangements, and fitness to stand trial or follow court proceedings. He has extensive experience of the use of the Mental Health Act and is Section 12(2) approved.
Clinical negligence: Dr Sharma has experience of producing causation and condition reports in clinical negligence cases with respect to psychological injury and psychiatric illness. He does not take on paediatric cases involving children below 18 years of age and does not see clients for criminal court reports or forensic cases.
Dr Sharma can act on behalf of either claimant or defendant or as a Single Joint Expert. He is able to offer quick appointments and usually provides reports within 2-4 weeks of assessment.
Dr Sharma has consulting suites at:
• Spire Little Aston Hospital, Little Aston Birmingham B74 3UP
• Sutton Medical Consulting (Ashfurlong Surgery) 233, Tamworth Road, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham B75 6DX
He can also see clients for medico legal report assessment at their homes.