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Dr Giovanna Zamboni

Dr Giovanna Zamboni is a Senior Clinical Fellow and Honorary Consultant Neurologist at the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurology, University of Oxford.  She graduated in Medicine and Surgery and specialized in Neurology at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy, where she developed a special interest in dementia and cognitive disorders and worked in memory clinics while also continuing her clinical training in general neurology. She then worked as postdoctoral fellow for almost three years at the National Institutes of Health in the United States. In 2008 she joined the Oxford Project to Investigate Memory and Ageing (OPTIMA) to lead the continued development of the neuroimaging research while working as Locum Consultant in the Oxford Memory Clinic (OXMAC) of the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.  In 2012 she obtained a doctoral degree (DPhil) defending a thesis entitled “Structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging in the prediction and characterization of Alzheimer’s disease and Mild Cognitive Impairment”. She is currently responsible for the continued development of functional imaging research of the Stroke and Dementia Prevention Research Unit in Oxford. She is author of several papers and publications in the fields of imaging and dementia. Her clinical expertise is in the early detection of cognitive impairment and in the differential diagnosis of atypical dementia.

Expertise

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

Alzheimer’s disease
Vascular dementia
Lewy Body dementia
Fronto-temporal dementia
Posterior cortical atrophy and other atypical dementias
Mild Cognitive Impairment
Parkinson’s disease
Atypical Parkinsonian syndromes – Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Corticobasal Degeneration Syndrome, Multisystem Atrophy
Epilepsy & seizures
Sleep Disorders
Neuropathy
Headache

Assessment and Treatment

Giovanna 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 60 minutes incl. report, priced at £300.

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

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

Home visit supplements starting from £100.

Dr Farooq Khan

Dr Khan works as Consultant Psychiatrist at the Birmingham and Solihull NHS Mental Health Foundation Trust. Dr Khan has outstanding qualifications including Masters in Psychiatry, MRCPsych, he is the Fellow at the Indian Psychiatric Society and holds Masters in Medical Education. He had a comprehensive and wide ranged professional experience of working in adult, old age, child, alcohol and substance use, learning disability, assertive outreach and Forensic Psychiatry right from the beginning of his career in psychiatry before aspiring to become expert in older people’s mental health problems.

Dr Khan is a member of editorial review board of a Medical Journal and has more than 30 publications in National and International Medical Journals. Dr Khan has broad based research experience both being the lead and co-investigator in number of projects (completed and ongoing). All of these projects are clinical and related to both the workplace and academic institutions. Dr Khan has presented papers / posters in more than 30 National and International Conferences winning medals and awards.

Dr Khan is the Regional Representative of for Royal College of Psychiatrists – West Midlands Region for Faculty of Old age Psychiatry.

Dr Khan holds a Senior Lecturer post at the University of Chester, he is Hon Senior Clinical Lecturer at the Aston Medical School and also Senior Clinical Examiner at the Birmingham Medical School (Psychiatry).

Expertise

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

  • Depression
  • Dementia of different types including Alzheimer’s, Vascular, Mixed, Lewy-body, Parkinson’s dementia
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Schizophrenia and other psychotic conditions
  • Mental Capacity Assessments including testamentary capacity assessments

Research and publications

Kumararatne G., Khan, F. Issues in Dementia: What do we know to date? Geriatric Medicine (GM) March 2016 edition; 15-20.

Kumararatne G., Khan, F. Issues in Dementia: What do we know to date? Geriatric Medicine (GM) Feb 2016 edition; 28-34.

Tsaroucha A., Kingston, P., Khan, F., Hassiem, F. The relationship between oral/dental pain and behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) among elderly residents in nursing homes. The Journal of New Writing in Health and Social Care 2015, 1(2).

Khan F. Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) or Normal Ageing! Journal of Gerontology and Geriatric Research 2015; 4(4).

Khan FA, Sehgal T, Tadros G, Holmes J. Descriptive psychiatric profile of patients presenting with overdose in an inner city hospital. AP J Psychol Med 2014; 15(2): 181-6.

Khan F, Kingston P. Retirement and Mental Health, Old Age Psychiatrist 2014; (59). Available at: http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/pdf/121213-RETIREMENT%20AND%20MENTAL%20HEALTH%20NEWS%20LETTER%20EDITED%2021.pdf

Khan F, Malik A, Azeem S, Abeyagunaratne J, Azeem H, Ali MS. Contemporary issues in liaison psychiatry and growing older adult population in India: experiences from UK initiatives AP J Psychol Med 2013; 14 (1): 25-32.

Khan F, Tadros G. Physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia in Indian context: Sooner or later the need to ponder! Indian J Psychol Med 2013; 35:101-5.

Khan, F. & Tadros, G. (2013). Complexity in cognitive assessment of elderly British Minority Ethnic groups (BME): cultural perspective. Dementia: International Journal of Social Research and Practice doi: 10.1177/1471301213475539.

Rakhawy, M., Tadros, G., Khan, F., Al-Houssini, A.M. (2013). Euthanasia and Physician- assisted suicide: historical and religious perspective in the Middle East. International Psychiatry 2013; 10(1): 20-21.

Khan, F. A., Rice, D. and Tadros, G. The use of supportive observations within an inpatient mental health unit for older people and dilemma of using the Mental Health Act (2007) or the Mental Capacity Act (2005) in England and Wales. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing; 2013 Feb; 20(1): 91-6.

Khan, F. (2011). Being Monolingual, Bilingual or Multilingual – Pros and cons in Dementia patients. International Psychiatry Journal, 8(4): 96-98.

Khan, F & Bernadt, M. (2011). Intense suicidal thoughts and self-harm following Escitalopram treatment. Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine, 33(1): 74-76.

Khan, F. & Curtice, M. (2011). Nonpharmacological management of behavioural symptoms of dementia. British Journal of Community Nursing, 16(9): 441-449.

Khan, F. & Curtice, M. (2011). Diagnostic dilemma in an elderly woman. British Medical Journal, 342:d969.

Tadros, G., Rakhawy, M. Y., Khoweiled, A., El-Houssini, A. M. & Khan, F. (2011). Perception of physician-assisted suicide among Egyptian Psychiatrists – cultural perspective. The Psychiatrist, 35: 15-18.

Assessment and Treatment

Farooq 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.

Capacity assessment of 60 minutes incl. report, priced at £375.

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.