Dr Velusamy Sivakumar

Consultant Psychogeriatrician

QualificationsMB BS, DPM, DNB in Psychiatry, MRCPsych

Main NHS base:

  • Older People Mental Services, 7 Edmund Road, Sheffield, S2 4EA

Scope of Practice:

Dr Sivakumar is a Consultant Psychogeriatrician with Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Trust since November 2000. He has private practice at Claremont Private Hospital.

His main areas of clinical and professional work are in the following areas:

  • Assessment and management of older people mental health problems
  • Assessment, diagnosis, and management of memory disorders
  • Assessment of mental health and mental capacity for Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

Assessment of mental capacity in relation to Lasting Power of Attorney, Will and Testament, and Court of Protection

Fees, Training & Background:

Dr Sivakumar graduated from Coimbatore Medical College, India in 1988 and started his post graduate psychiatric training at National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS) Bangalore, India in 1989. At the end of the 2 years’ residency programme, he was awarded the Diploma in Psychological Medicine (DPM). He completed his Senior Residency training in Psychiatry from March 1992 to December 1994 at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) Pondicherry, India. He obtained further postgraduate qualification – Diplomate of the National Board for the practice of Psychiatry from the National Board of Examinations, New Delhi, India.

Dr Sivakumar started his psychiatric training in United Kingdom with Sheffield and North Trent Training Scheme from March 1995, became a Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in June 1997 and completed higher specialist training in Old Age Psychiatry in October 2000.

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