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Dr James Warner

Dr Warner is a consultant psychiatrist specialising in older adult’s mental health. He qualified as a doctor from Charing Cross Hospital Medical School in 1986. After further training as a physician he undertook training in psychiatry in Liverpool before a series of academic appointments at Charing Cross Hospital, Royal Free Hospital and then Imperial College London.

He has been a consultant psychiatrist at Central North West London Foundation Trust since 1998 specialising in diagnosis and treatment of dementia, depression, psychosis and other mental illnesses. His training as a physician as well as a psychiatrist enables me to provide holistic care for my patients.

He was elected as chair of the Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry at the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2012, he is the UK representative for Old Age Psychiatry in the World Psychiatric Association and was appointed National Professional Advisor for old age psychiatry at the Care Quality Commission in 2014. He is also the Medical Director of Red & Yellow Care.

Expertise

James is specialised in the diagnosis and treatment of older adults (aged over 50) with a wide range of conditions including:

  • Depression
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Vascular dementia
  • Lewy body dementia
  • Other dementias
  • Anxiety states including panic disorder and generalised anxiety
  • Schizophrenia and other causes of psychosis
  • Assessment of capacity

Research and Publications

Dr Warner an honorary reader in psychiatry at Imperial College London. His academic interests include research and teaching. He has led several research projects in mental health, dementia and mental capacity. He has published over 60 peer-reviewed articles and co-authored three books. Selected publications include:

Lowery D, Cerga-Pashoja A, Iliffe S, Thuné-Boyle I, Griffin M, Lee J, Bailey A, Bhattacharya R and Warner J ‘The effect of exercise on behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia: the EVIDEM-E randomised controlled clinical trial’, International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 29: 819-827 (2014)

Warner J and Jenkinson J ‘Psychiatry for the elderly in the UK’, The Lancet 381: 1985 (2013)

Graham N and Warner J, Understanding Dementia, BMJ Family Doctor Series, ISBN-13: 978 1 903474-617 (2009)

Warner J and Nomani E, ‘Giving consent in dementia research’, The Lancet 372; 183-185 (2008)

McCarney R, Fisher P, Iliffe S, van Haselen R, Griffin M, van der Meulen J, Warner J ‘Ginkgo biloba for mild to moderate dementia in a community setting: a pragmatic, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial’, International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 23: 1222-1230 (2008)

Warner J, McCarney R, Griffin M, Hill K, Fisher P ‘Participation in dementia research: rates and correlates of capacity to give informed consent’ Journal of Medical Ethics 34: 167-170 (2008)

Warner J, Butler R and Prabhakaran P ‘Which Treatments are effective for cognitive, behavioural and psychological symptoms in dementia?’ Evidence Based Mental Health 6: 69-71 (2003)

Assessment and Treatment

James provides thorough diagnostic assessments, treatment and ongoing reviews. He aims to see you within a matter of days from referral and can see you at your home or at our consulting rooms.

Appointment prices

Initial assessment of 90 minutes incl. report, priced at £450.

Comprehensive diagnostic & capacity assessment of 120 minutes incl. report, priced at £750.

Optional follow-ups at £300 for 60 minutes, and £200 for 30 minutes.

Home visit supplements starting from £100.

Feeling Anxious


Help with anxiety in later life.

Anxiety is a feeling  of worry, nervousness, or unease about something.  Anxiety is considered a problem when symptoms interfere with a person’s daily life or ability to sleep. Older people may be  more at risk.

Feeling anxious may occur with physical symptoms such as shaking, dry mouth or palpitations (feeling of fluttering in your chest).

Sometimes anxiety comes on for no reason but it may be caused by social gatherings, or specific things like seeing a spider or a thunderstorm.

Feeling anxious  may lead to  to social withdrawal and avoidance of any situation that can bring on the symptom.  Older adults who experience anxiety may  become isolated.

Feeling anxious may be  a symptom of anxiety disorder, or other conditions such as depression, dementia,  thyroid gland disorders or other physical conditions. If anxiety lasts more that a few days you should see a doctor to get a diagnosis.

If you want help, please contact us and we can arrange our consultant to see you and assess the possible causes of your anxiety.

We’re Red & Yellow Care, the
health experts for later life.

At Red & Yellow Care we specialise in diagnosis, treatment, care and advice for older adults. Our approach is unique – we build a complete picture of the individual – and we treat them like an individual. We guarantee fast and flexible appointments with the very best specialists.

How we can help

Because we are the specialists in health for older adults, we can offer all the expertise you need from one source.

We usually visit you at home, or alternatively can see you at our Consulting Rooms. We aim to arrange all appointments within a matter of days.

Clear and simple pricing.


First appointment up to 90 minutes, priced at £450.

Further appointments at £300 up to 60 minutes, £200 up to 30 minutes.

Home visit supplements starting from £100.

Get started now

Smarter, faster, easier and
more thorough healthcare.

Expert

We have the best consultants and other specialists dedicated to the health of older people.

Fast

We aim for our specialists to see you within a matter of days, and within 24 hours for urgent appointments.

Flexible

We fit our service around you. Planning your appointments where and when suits you best.

Comprehensive

We are committed to giving you the most thorough assessment, treatment and care.

Request an appointment today.

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  • The hour that I spent with the nurse was priceless since she both understood my problems and was able to fill in some of the gaps that I needed advice and help with.
    Mary – wife and carer
  • My decisions, greatly helped by my wife, family and friends, were also sustained by the team from Red & Yellow Care.
    Bernard – person with dementia
  • Red & Yellow have made a huge difference to my life. I no longer feel I am fighting a battle alone. They have given me help, guidance and the strength to support my husband in this very cruel illness.
    Rebecca – wife and carer

    Anxiety Disorders

    Help with anxiety in later life.

    If a fully grown tiger leapt out on you as you walked down the road, your feelings would be intense: you’d feel a sense of dread, your heart would beat faster, your mouth would go dry, you’d shake and have ‘butterflies’ in your stomach. This is natural – it’s part of your “fight or flight” response.

    But what if you were to feel like this all the time? That is what people with Anxiety Disorder experience. It can be long-lasting or come in short, intense bursts (panic). It can be a result of outside factors like spiders or thunder (phobia) or have no apparent cause.

    There are effective treatments available and most people with Anxiety Order can make a full recovery.

    Find out more about anxiety

    What are the symptoms?

    Symptoms of Anxiety will vary from person to person, but may include:

    • feelings of dread or terror
    • irritability
    • problems concentrating
    • dizziness
    • tiredness
    • fluttering (or palpitations) in your chest
    • shaking
    • dry mouth
    • shortness of breath

    Some of the symptoms also occur in other conditions, like depression, heart disease or thyroid disease, so it is important to be diagnosed by a doctor with the appropriate skills.

    What causes Anxiety?

    It is thought to result from an imbalance of chemicals in the brain. It may occur for no reason, start after a traumatic experience or be triggered by something specific, like spiders or thunderstorms.

    Key facts about Anxiety 

    • About 1 in 20 will experience in any month
    • Twice as many women are affected as men
    • Anxiety can often be a symptom of another mental illness
    • Longstanding anxiety may be associated with increased risk of physical illness 

    How will it affect me

    You may lose confidence, have problems at work or with hobbies and stop social activities like meeting friends. People with Anxiety often feel tense, nervous and physically unwell. You may feel you can’t get better, but that is far from the truth.

    How is it diagnosed?

    There is no simple test to diagnose anxiety. A doctor who is skilled in assessing, diagnosing and treating it will first exclude other conditions that mimic the symptoms, then take into account your full background, symptoms and medical history, together with your current situation, to confirm a diagnosis.

    How is it treated?

    A lot can be done to help people with Anxiety. The mainstays of treatment are psychological therapies, such as relaxation and cognitive behavioural therapy. This will involve meeting with a therapist weekly for a few weeks, learning about your symptoms, where they come from and how to control or combat them. With an experienced therapist, this is a very effective treatment.

    Sometimes medication can help, too. There are a lot of different treatments available including antidepressants, which are also effective against Anxiety, and medication that directly combats the physical symptoms.

    Symptoms of Anxiety are often part of other conditions, including Depression, Dementia, Heart Disease and Lung Disease, so it is important to look after these illnesses as well. For this reason, treatment by a team that can look after all medical and psychological symptoms is important. The majority of people will get better with the right treatment.

    We’re Red & Yellow Care, the
    health experts for later life.

    At Red & Yellow Care we specialise in diagnosis, treatment, care and advice for older adults. Our approach is unique – we build a complete picture of the individual – and we treat them like an individual. We guarantee fast and flexible appointments with the very best specialists.

    Meet some of our consultants.

    Dr James Warner

    Consultant Psychiatrist

    Psychiatry

    Dr Hema Ananth

    Consultant Psychiatrist

    Psychiatry

    Dr Brian Parsons

    Consultant Psychiatrist

    Psychiatry

    How we can help

    Because we are the specialists in health for older adults, we can offer all the expertise you need from one source.

    We usually visit you at home, or alternatively can see you at our Consulting Rooms. We aim to arrange all appointments within a matter of days.

    Clear and simple pricing.


    First appointment up to 90 minutes, priced at £450.

    Further appointments at £300 up to 60 minutes, £200 up to 30 minutes.

    Home visit supplements starting from £100.

    Get started now

    Smarter, faster, easier and
    more thorough healthcare.

    Expert

    We have the best consultants and other specialists dedicated to the health of older people.

    Fast

    We aim for our specialists to see you within a matter of days, and within 24 hours for urgent appointments.

    Flexible

    We fit our service around you. Planning your appointments where and when suits you best.

    Comprehensive

    We are committed to giving you the most thorough assessment, treatment and care.

    Request an appointment today.


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    • John was inspired by Dr Smith, it’s been a revelation. He’s not as scared about everything, not fearing the future as much and is feeling more positive.

      Deborah – wife and carer
    • We are indeed very pleased with the attention and excellent service we have received for my wife, with the health issues that currently concern us.

      Richard – husband and carer
    • My father has seen a lot of Consultants with his health and Dr Warner was the nicest person we have seen. It’s been quite an exhausting process for my dad and it was lovely to have someone who put him so much at ease.

      Julia – daughter and carer

      Dr Ana Saiz

      Dr Saiz qualified as a medical doctor in the Basque Provinces in the North of Spain; she then undertook psychiatric training in London “Guy’s and St Thomas’ training programme” and obtained the Membership with the Royal College of Psychiatrist in 1995.

      Dr Saiz is a Consultant Psychiatrist specialised in older adults services (people over 50). She has been a Consultant for Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust since 1999. Her special interest is the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of neurodegenerative conditions like dementia. She has been the Clinical Lead for the Memory Services in the Trust for the past three years having contributed to the development of this service and the subsequent accreditation with the Royal College of Psychiatrist.

      She has done a lot of work in primary care settings helping to promote early diagnosis of dementia and early interventions to improve the prognosis of this condition.

      Expertise

      Ana is specialised in the diagnosis and treatment of older adults (aged over 50) with a wide range of conditions including:

      • Dementia of Alzheimer’s
      • Vascular dementia
      • Lewy-body dementia
      • Other less common types of dementia
      • Advise to families and carers on the impact of dementia on behaviour, and other associated mental health problems
      • Younger people with dementia
      • Depression
      • Anxiety disorders
      • Bipolar disorder
      • Other psychotic conditions
      • Assessment of capacity

      Assessment and Treatment

      Ana provides thorough diagnostic assessments, treatment and ongoing reviews. She aims to see you within a matter of days from referral and can see you at your home or at our consulting rooms.

      Appointment prices

      Initial assessment of 90 minutes incl. report, priced at £450.

      Comprehensive diagnostic & capacity assessment of 120 minutes incl. report, priced at £750.

      Optional follow-ups at £300 for 60 minutes, and £200 for 30 minutes.

      Home visit supplements starting from £100.

      Dr Katy Lee

      Dr Katy Lee is a Principal Clinical Psychologist with more than six years of experience in supporting older people with dementia and/or mental health difficulties. Katy is currently the Clinical Lead for the Intensive Support Team within Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. This new service aims to promote psychologically-informed approaches for individuals with dementia who present with complex behaviours that challenge. Prior to taking on this role, Katy worked in Community Mental Health Teams for Older People as well as being based full-time on a dementia assessment ward.

      Katy has a BSc (Hons) in Applied Psychology from Cardiff University and a Practitioner Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Surrey. She is also an accredited Cognitive Behaviour Therapist with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP), having successfully completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.

      Areas of expertise

      Katy provides psychological assessment and therapies for a wide range of difficulties including:

      • Neuropsychological assessment for memory difficulties and other thinking skills
      • Coping with behavioural difficulties that can be associated with dementia
      • Coping with a caring role
      • Relationship difficulties (be they in the family or with carers)

      Assessment and Therapies

      Katy provides thorough psychological assessments, therapies and ongoing reviews. She aims to see you within a matter of days from referral and can see you at your home or at our consulting rooms.

      First appointment of 90 minutes, priced at £270.
      Further appointments at £180 for 60 minutes.
      Home visit supplements starting from £70.

      Dr Rafael Euba

      Dr Rafael Euba trained as a psychiatrist in London, where he has worked for over twenty years. He has extensive experience in all areas of psychiatry and particular expertise in the psychological issues that affect older people, as well as in the area of brain stimulation for the treatment of depression.

      Rafa Euba specialises in Old Age Psychiatry and works as a Consultant and Senior Lecturer in Old Age Psychiatry for Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, London. He was the first clinician in the UK to use an innovative brain stimulation technology called rTMS to treat depression and has acted as a Specialist Adviser to the Interventional Procedures Programme of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence in this capacity. He also lectures in St Thomas’ Hospital.

      Over the years Dr Euba has looked after psychologically distressed patients with all psychiatric diagnoses, of varying ages and in many different clinical settings. He has a particular interest in the humanistic aspects of psychiatry, evident in many of his publications in academic and general interest journals. However, he also has extensive experience in the physical and medical aspects of psychiatry.

      He has published two books (one on psychiatry and another on masculinity) and has also written in the general press about psychological and social issues. One of his books was chosen by the Spanish Government as a driver for their policies on gender equality.

      Expertise

      Rafael is specialised in the diagnosis and treatment of older adults (aged over 50) with a wide range of conditions including:

      • Depression
      • Alzheimer’s disease
      • Vascular dementia
      • Lewy body dementia
      • Other dementias
      • Anxiety states including panic disorder and generalised anxiety
      • Schizophrenia and other causes of psychosis
      • Assessment of capacity

      Research and Publications

      Rafael Euba has published numerous articles in the lay and scientific press. The following are some selected publications:

      R. Euba,  T. Chalder,  A. Deale,  S. Wessely. A Comparison of the Characteristics of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in Primary and Tertiary Care. British Journal of Psychiatry 1996, Vol. 168; pages 121 to 126.

      R. Euba, T. Chalder, P. Wallace, D.J.M. Wright, S. Wessely. Self-Reported Allergy-Related Symptoms and Psychological Morbidity in Primary Care. International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine 1997, Vol. 27 (1); pages 47 to 56.

      R. Euba. A Psychological Perspective in Late Paraphrenia. European Journal of Psychiatry 2001; Vol. 15: pages 83 to 90.

      R. Euba. Negative Behaviours as the Reason for Referral to a  Liaison Old Age Psychiatrist. The European Journal of Psychiatry, 2005; Vol. 19:155-158.

      R. Euba and A. Saiz.  A comparison of the ethnic distribution in the depressed in-patient population and in the ECT Clinic. Journal of ECT 2006; Vol. 22:235-236.

      R. Euba. Psychiatry for the Uninitiated (Psiquiatría para el No Iniciado) (Book). Desclée de Brouwer, 2007, Bilbao.

      R. Euba and M. Crugel. The Depiction of ECT in the British Press. The Journal of ECT 2009; Vol.25(4):265-269.

      R. Euba. This is a Man’s Book; Este Libro es Cosa de Hombres (Book) Desclée de Brouwer, 2010, Bilbao.

      R. Euba. ECT and Ethnicity. Journal of ECT 2012; Volume 28 – Issue 1 – p 24–26.

      R. Euba. National Stress Awareness Day: Is the fear of social failure making us more anxious than ever? The Independent and MSN, 5 November 2014.

      R. Euba, I. Panihhidina & A. Zamar. Treatment-resistant depression: the experience of the first rTMS Clinic in the UK. Future Neurology 2015 Vol. 10, No. 3, Pages 211-215.

      Assessment and Treatment

      Rafael provides thorough diagnostic assessments, treatment and ongoing reviews. He aims to see you within a matter of days from referral and can see you at your home or at our consulting rooms.

      Appointment prices

      Initial assessment of 90 minutes incl. report, priced at £450.

      Comprehensive diagnostic & capacity assessment of 120 minutes incl. report, priced at £750.

      Optional follow-ups at £300 for 60 minutes, and £200 for 30 minutes.

      Home visit supplements starting from £100.