Dr Karim Saad

Qualifications

MBChB, FRCPsych

GMC number: 3645169

Practicing since: 1985

Specialties

Old Age Psychiatry

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About

Dr Karim Saad is a consultant psychiatrist and Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists specialising in the assessment and treatment of mental illness in older adults and in dementia and cognitive impairment, including Younger Onset Dementia. Formerly a full time Consultant Psychiatrist for 21 years at Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust, a clinical teacher at Warwick Medical School, and regional Clinical Director of the West Midlands Dementia Clinical Network, at NHS England, and after 32 years service in the NHS, Dr Saad now focuses exclusively on private healthcare provision.

Dr Saad runs private outpatient clinics for specialist assessment and treatment of psychiatric illness in older adults including:

  • Depression 
  • Anxiety   
  • Bipolar Affective Disorder 
  • Schizophrenia 
  • Delusional Disorder 
  • Addictions 
  • Psychotic Disorders 

Dr Saad provides an assessment and treatment service for suspected or established cognitive impairment and dementia (including Younger Onset Dementia, when symptoms begin during 'working age') as well as for Delirium. Dr Saad assists individuals in designing their own risk reduction plans in Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and Dementia, including a focus on Active Ageing, managing Dementia risk factors and boosting Cognitive Resilience.  

Dr Saad is experienced in the use of the Mental Health Act and the Mental Capacity Act and he welcomes referrals from solicitors for capacity assessments e.g. Lasting Powers of Attorney, Testamentary Capacity and Court of Protection assessments. 

Dr Saad 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. He also set up a multi-award winning community NHS team for younger onset dementia in Coventry, chaired the Midlands regional younger person with dementia forum and founded a dementia awareness in schools inter-generational project in the West Midlands, which contributed to an inter-generational learning pilot across a number of UK pioneer schools linked to the Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia. 


Dr Saad offers the following treatments/services at Nuffield Health Warwickshire Hospital: 

  • Drug therapy 
  • Counselling 
  • Psychiatric assessment 
  • Dementia risk reduction assessments 
  • Dementia and delirium screening 
  • Medicolegal Mental Capacity Assessments

Special interests

  • Younger Onset Dementia
  • Active Ageing
  • Mild Cognitive Impairment

Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions:

  • Neurological disorder
  • Pain management

Personal interests

Underwater Photography, Scuba Diving, Arts, Music.

Languages spoken

  • Arabic - Fluent
  • French - Conversational

Treatments and tests offered by Dr Karim Saad at Nuffield Health

  • Counselling

Locations Dr Karim Saad works with

Related experience

Research

Over 40 peer reviewed publications.

Memberships

  • British Neuropsychiatric Association
  • Fellow at the Royal College of Psychiatrists

Insurers Dr Karim Saad works with

Dr Karim Saad works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Bupa
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Aviva Health

Declaration

Dr Karim Saad does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Dr Karim Saad does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Dr Karim Saad does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.