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Dr Karim Saad

Old age psychiatry

 

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Last updated: 5 Jun 2020

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Dr Karim Saad MBChB, FRCPsych

Consultant Psychiatrist

I run private outpatient clinics in Warwickshire and I welcome referrals for suspected or established cognitive impairment, dementia, including younger onset dementia (where symptoms begin during 'working age').

I provide an assessment and treatment service for
depression, anxiety, bipolar affective disorder, schizophrenia, delusional disorder, delirium, addictions and psychotic disorders in the elderly.

I encourage considering individual risk reduction plans for mild cognitive impairment (MCI) where appropriate, including a focus on 'active ageing', dementia risk factors and enhancing cognitive resilience.

I worked as a full time consultant psychiatrist at Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust for 21 years, where I was an examiner and clinical teacher at Warwick Medical School. For over a decade I held a series of regional roles the last of which was clinical director of the West Midlands dementia clinical network, at NHS England.

I am a General Medical Council (GMC) Associate and Professional and Linguistics Assessment Board examiner.

I am a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and I am on the General Medical Council's Specialist Register as an Old Age Psychiatrist.

I am experienced in the use of the Mental Health Act (2007) and the Mental Capacity Act (2005) and I welcome referrals from solicitors for capacity assessments e.g. Lasting Powers of Attorney, Testamentary Capacity and Court of Protection assessments.

I am privileged at having worked at health policy level towards transforming the provision of dementia care in the UK and in Europe, including positively influencing cultural and societal perceptions of dementia.

I set up a multi-award winning younger onset dementia service in Coventry, and I chaired the Midlands regional younger person with dementia forum. I founded a dementia awareness module targeting schools in the West Midlands, which evolved into an intergenerational national pioneer project linked to the Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia. I was fortunate to collaborate with the Department of Health, the Alzheimer's Society and journalist Angela Rippon CBE to evaluate and implement our findings nationally.

I served as department of health clinical representative at the European Commission’s Governmental Experts Group on Dementia. I was an executive board member and UK chair of the ALzheimer COoperative Valuation in Europe (ALCOVE) joint action, which generated clinical consensus recommendations for Europe, including Timely Accurate Dementia Diagnosis and safe prescribing.

I was an honorary member of the National Institute of health Research (NIHR) faculty, and a member of the Mental Psychological and Occupational Health (MPOH) panel in London, which prioritised national research within the Health Technology Assessment (HTA) programme. I have numerous peer-reviewed publications to my name including an international textbook chapter on the international perspectives of dementia.

For all enquiries please contact Benita Roff on +44 (0) 7805 267144.

Areas of interest

Younger Onset Dementia; Active Ageing; Mild Cognitive Impairment

Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions

  • Neurological disorders

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