What is a Rehabilitation Case Manager?

We undertake a large number of assessments and therapeutic interventions for clients who require Psychological support following a trauma such as a Road Traffic Accident (RTA).  Many of these referrals come from one of the many Case Management companies with whom we work on a regular basis. We have often been asked by our Associate…

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Prisoners with serious mental health problems face urgent treatment delays

Almost three-quarters of prisoners in England faced delays being transferred to a mental health unit, according to official Department of Health figures Prisoners in England who need to spend time as an inpatient in a mental health unit are meant to be taken there within 14 days of doctors admitting them. But new official figures…

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Our new offices in Epsom, Surrey

As a result of our continued growth, we are pleased to announce that we have moved to new offices. The move is effective from Monday 25th January 2016. Our new address is:   Psychology Direct, 2.2(a) 40 East Street, Epsom, Surrey, KT17 1BH   NB – Our telephone and fax numbers remain the same.

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Lord Faulks and the ‘fundamental dishonesty’ clause

Back in July of this year, Clause 45 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill was moved into The House of Lords despite strong opposition from the Labour party.  The clause essentially allows a court to strike out a claim if it is considered that the claimant has been found to be ‘fundamentally dishonest’ in…

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APIL annual conference 1 & 2 May 2014

As a leading provider of Expert Witness and Rehabilitation services to the Personal Injury sector, we are pleased to confirm that we will be exhibiting at the annual conference of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) on 1 & 2 May at the The Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, South Wales. Following 12 months of reforms…

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Competition Commission investigation into Private Healthcare providers

The Competition Commission announced the outcome of their 18 month investigation into the Private Healthcare sector recently, and it was pretty damning for the 3 major players in the private hospitals market.   BMI, Spire and HCA were criticised for restricting the market and “earning returns substantially and persistently in excess of the cost of…

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Report into the quality of Expert Psychological Assessments in the Family Courts

A new report by Professor Jane Ireland, published this week, claims that up to 20% of Experts instructed in cases in the Family Courts are not qualified. In the first report of it’s kind in the UK, Professor Ireland looked at 126 Expert Witness reports from Courts in the Midlands, North and South of England….

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Do I need a Psychologist or a Psychiatrist?

We are often contacted by clients who are not sure if they need a psychologist or a psychiatrist.  Much of our role is to understand the details of each client’s particular requirements and provide guidance as to which type of Mental Health Professional, or indeed other type of professional, is most suitable.  The information below…

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OFT refers Private Healthcare market to Competition Commission

The Office of Fair Trading has spent the last 9 months conducting a wide reaching review of the Private Healthcare market in the UK.  As a result of this review they have provisionally decided to refer the sector to the Competition Commission for the following reasons: “There is a lack of easily comparable information available…

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Launch of new online Therapist’s Directory

We are pleased to announce the launch of TherapyWeb, a sister site to Psychology Direct. This new online directory of Psychological & Physical Therapists is designed to help members of the public and health professionals find registered health professionals in their area. Unlike many generic directories TherapyWeb is specialised in the healthcare sector and aims…

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