Meet The Team
Dr Chandrashekar Basavaraj
A consultant psychiatrist on the GMC specialist register in old age psychiatry Dr Chandrashekar Basavaraj has special recognition of his experience in dealing with mental illness in the elderly admitted on medical/surgical wards (Liaison Old Age Psychiatry endorsement). Dr Basavaraj works in Cwm Taf University Health Board in South Wales and teaches/trains junior doctors and medical students locally (Cardiff university).
Dr Basavaraj has mastered specialist skills in assessment, diagnosis and medication treatment of dementia, anxiety, depression, phobias and psychotic disorders in the elderly. His approach towards assessing older people is friendly and open. Due to the lack of information and taboo associated with mental illness and dementia Dr Basavaraj believes in a collaborative environment, allowing carers sufficient time to ask questions and express concerns during assessments.
Dr Basavaraj is approved under Section 12(2) of the mental health act 1983 as having special experience in assessment and management of mental disorders. He carries out fitness to drive assessments in conjunction with a psychologist and makes recommendations to DVLA regarding a person’s fitness to drive post diagnosis of dementia. Dr Basavaraj prepares Court of Protection (COP3) documents enabling patients to identify and formalise a Power of Attorney to make decisions about their finances and health.
Paul Hatton RMN (Registered Mental Nurse)
Qualifying from Staffordshire University in 2000 Paul has previously worked in the NHS for 16 years.
Paul Hatton has managed NHS services specialising in the care of older people with both organic illness and functional conditions, he now applies this high standard of care to private, fee paying patients.
Alison Marpole RMN
Alison has a BSc (hons) in Specialist Nursing Practice Mental Health. She is also an independent Nurse Prescriber (INP).
Alison has many years of experience both in the NHS and private sector, her career has mainly been in the field of Memory and Dementia Services.
Sally Greves RMN
Qualifying from Staffordshire University in 2017 after caring for a relative with dementia Sally secured a job with an NHS memory service.
Sally also has experience in the care of older people with both organic illness and functional conditions. Prior to her nursing career she spent several years working in general practice and community pharmacies.
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