Dr Craig Smith

Dr Smith works as a half time consultant psychiatrist employed by Lancashire Care Foundation NHS Trust (LCFT). He has been employed within the same department since May 1999. Currently he provides Consultant support for The Lancaster Community Mental Health Team (CMHT). He is the Responsible Clinician looking after these patients when they are admitted to The Orchard which is the psychiatric hospital for Lancaster and the environs. He also supervises a speciality doctor who looks after his CMHT’s community patients and those patients referred to Single Point of Access.

Dr Smith has over 15 years’ experience of providing medico-legal psychiatric reports. During this period, he has experience of providing reports for different parties including those relating to defendants/defence, those relating to plaintiff/prosecution and reports commissioned jointly by both sides. He has experience of presenting reports to the court and of being cross examined in court and this experience relates to medico legal matters pertaining to Civil, Personal Injury, Family and Criminal Proceedings. He also has experience in providing reports in relation to proceedings before the First Tier Tribunal (Mental Health Act).

Areas of Expertise

  • Personal Injury
  • Mental Health Act
  • Family And Criminal Proceedings
  • Revalidation
  • College Tutor
  • Community Base

Profession: Psychiatrist

Courts or Tribunals: Adoption or Foster Care, Clinical Negligence, Criminal and Offending, Family Court, Mental Health Tribunals, Personal Injury, Psychiatric Assessment

Age groups: Adult

Psychological Specialisms: Adult Mental Health Problems, Anger and Violence, Domestic Abuse, Personality Disorder, Sexual Offending, Substance Misuse, Trauma and PTSD

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