Medicolegal+Expertise

  • Course Organiser: Oxford Child Development (Griffiths) Course 2008-2012.
  • Lead for Clinical Governance, Department of Community Paediatrics 2009-2019.
  • Editor, Oxford Specialist Handbook in Community Paediatrics, 2011-to date.
  • Lead for Oxford Down Syndrome Service (ODSS) from 2008-12.
  • Lead for West Oxfordshire Child Development Team 2006-2016.
  • Trustee for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, a national charity 2009-10.
  • Trustee for Oxford Child Disability Fund & Oxford Down Syndrome Fund
  • Consultant Appraiser – appraised senior medical staff 2007-2017.
  • Educational Supervisor & Mentor: Fulfilled responsibilities to trainee doctors 2005-2017.
  • Experience in drafting and executing on-call rotas, journal clubs, teaching programmes etc.
  • Chaired multidisciplinary review meetings, psychosocial’ meetings, CDT team meetings
  • Editor-Oxford Specialist Handbook of Community Paediatrics: This book is the only book in print for Community Paediatrics in UK. I edited this book with the help of 21 other specialist contributors. I contributed/wrote the chapters on ‘Child Development’ & ‘Neurodevelopmental Disorders’. This book has been sold in Europe, USA, Canada, Australia & Asia including China. I am currently in process of working on the 2nd edition. This book is a valuable source of teaching and training for doctors in Neurodisability & Community Paediatrics.
  • Course Organiser & Principal Tutor-Oxford Griffiths Course: I have organised 1-week courses on ‘Developmental Assessment of Children’ at Wolfson College, Oxford along with Dr Denise Challis. Postgraduate doctors from regional, national & international have gained skills in developmental assessment of children. I have also been a ‘Tutor/Speaker’ on this course in London & Abroad.
  • Hon Senior Clinical Lecturer-University of Oxford Medical School: I have regular teaching commitments to Medical Students from University of Oxford. I have also been an ‘Examiner’ for Final Year Medical Students at University of Oxford since 2006. I have acted as an Examiner for Final Year Medical Students from University College London and Royal Free Medical Schools in 2005. I have received ‘commendations’ in writing from University of Oxford after feedback they received from medical students.
  • Educational Supervisor-Thames Valley PGMDE/Oxford Deanery: I have been an Educational Supervisor for post graduate trainees in paediatrics since 2006. I participate regularly in Educational Supervision updates. I have been on the ‘Interview Panel’ for selection of postgraduate doctors and have been an ‘Assessor’ for end of year assessments. 
  • Clinical Supervisor-Oxford University Hospitals NHSFT: I have been a clinical supervisor providing supervision to speciality trainees since 2005.
  • Organised Departmental Teaching Programme: for all the doctors in Community Paediatrics from 2008-2012.
  • I give presentations regularly at Grand rounds, Child Development Teams & Regional meetings. My recent presentations have been on the following topics:
    • ADHD
    • ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder)
    • Cerebral Palsy
    • Assessment of Child Development
    • Investigating Developmental Delay
    • Children with Sleep Disorders
    • Dyspraxia/DCD
    • Dyslexia
    • Dysgraphia
    • Down syndrome-life course and management
    • Fear, Anxiety & Phobias
    • Home learning & learning developmental outcomes
    • Obstructive Sleep Apnoea
    • Sleep disorders & Management
  • Facilitated bedside clinical teaching for candidates taking DCH and MRCP exams.
  • Arranged & Conducted Diploma in Child Health Exams at Camden Child Development Centre, London. The exam was administered by Royal College of Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health, London 2003.
  • “Follow-up study of the haematology in children with Down Syndrome”. A national study being coordinated and run from the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine with Dr Paresh Vyas (prinicipal investigator). The study is sponsored by University of Oxford and funded by Leukaemia Research. MREC reference:07/MRE12/19. I was the local coordinator.
  • I have participated/recruited my patients in the following studies in my current post (2005-17):
    • UKISS Trial (United Kingdom Infantile Spasms Study)
    • MENDS Trial (Use of Melatonin in Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders)
    • DDD Study (Deciphering Developmental Disorders Study)
    • Snuggledown Study (Use of sensory blankets for children with ASD)
    • GOLD Study (Genetics of Learning Disability)
  • Interagency coordination of care for disabled children in Camden (2004)
  • Screening Programmes in Camden & Islington Boroughs of London (2003)
  • Identified risks in clinical practice. Successfully managed these risks by preparing and implementing various guidelines which required listening, being flexible and negotiating (2005-17).

Regular Participation/Learning from:

    • Child Protection Reviews (3-4/year)
    • Serious Case Reviews (1/year)
    • ORENG/Neurodisability Peer Review (1-2/year)
    • Appraiser Network (1/year)
    • Morbidity & Mortality Meetings (1-2/year)
    • Clinical Governance Meetings (2/year)
    • Educational Supervision/Mentoring (Biennial)
    • Annual Appraisals (appraised every year since 2005)
    • Revalidation (Revalidated 2014, due 2019)
    • Self-reading, Research, Literature Review (3-4/year)
    • Up to date with Annual CPD Points with RCPCH
  • Clinical Excellence Awards – 3, at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • First in Final Year MBBS, Gulbarga University, India 1991
  • General Medical Council, Full Registration No.4577713. Registered since Aug 1996
  • Expert Witness Institute, London, Individual Member no: 10681, since May 2020
  • Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, Membership No.13674, 1998 – Present.
  • Medical Protection Society, Membership No: 383296, since 2005- Present .
  • British Medical Association, Membership No.7849185, 1999 – Present.
  • European Academy of Childhood Disability, membership No: 2267, 2011 – Present.
  • British Association of Community Child Health, 2005 – Present.
  • British Association of Childhood Disability, 2005 – Present.
  • Association for Research in Infant & Child Development (ARICD), 2001 – Present

Dr.Srinivas Gada MBBS, DCH, FRCPCH

Consultant Paediatrician in
Paediatric Neurodisability & Neurodevelopment

Address for correspondence:

Dr. Srinivas Gada
The Manor Hospital Nuffield Health Oxford
Beech Road
Oxford
OX3 7RP

Dr Srinivas (Sri) Gada/I have practised in the NHS in the UK, for 25 years (Since 1995).  I have been practising as a Consultant Paediatrician in Childhood Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Neurodisability for 14 years. I have worked as a medicolegal expert since 2017. I keep myself up to date in his field of Child Neurodisability practice, with attendance at national and international conferences, publishing, teaching and other academic work.

I have completed the Cardiff University Bond Solon Expert Witness Certification Course. I accept only civil cases and clinical negligence cases. I have acted as an expert witness for both, claimants (60% of cases) and defendants (40% of cases). I am easy to work with and well organised. I am supported by an excellent secretarial and administrative team. I would be able to see new patients/ML cases within four weeks and could produce expert reports in 4 weeks after the assessment.

The following terms and conditions shall apply to the provision of medical reports and expert medical witness work by Dr Srinivas Gada MBBS, DCH, FRCPCH, Consultant Paediatrician in Paediatric Neurodisability & Neurodevelopment.

I will be happy to assist, provided his terms and conditions below are agreeable.

  1. My hourly professional expert rate is £245 per hour. The number of hours for each case is dependent on the volume of records, the complexity of the case and condition of the documents. My accounts are not subject to VAT.
  2. Additional reports or letters based on new information, meetings with counsel or other experts, interviews, case conferences, domiciliary visits, court attendance, waiting at court proceedings etc. are chargeable at the same hourly rate of £245/hour.
  3. Travelling time is charged at 50% of this rate, i.e. £122.50
  4. My daily rate for attendance at court would be My daily rate for attending court hearings is £2400 (half-day rate £1300), which includes time for travelling and waiting between the hours of 8 am and 6 pm (8 am and 1 pm or 1 pm and 6 pm for half days). I expect a payment, even if I do not give oral evidence. This will not include preparatory time, which will be charged at the hourly rate. Outside these hours, an hourly rate will be charged, plus overnight accommodation of up to £150 per night. Travel will be reimbursed additionally including first-class rail travel, business class flights, associated taxi fares or mileage charged at £1 per mile.
  5. I would require six weeks’ notice with a 50% retainer to be given on instruction for any court attendance.
  6. I do not work on a deferred or conditional fee basis.
  7. I would require full payment of my fees within one month of providing the report.
  8. I run a paperless office and would require instructions and other documents in electronic format, please.
  9. I would also like to highlight that conference attendance may need to be via telephone on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, preferably in the afternoons, as I must combine my academic work, my independent practise etc. with medicolegal work.
  10. Subsequent involvement, including correspondence, will be invoiced at £45 per e-mail or by the hourly rate, whichever is the more applicable rate.
  11. Should accounts not be settled within the agreed period, at my discretion, I have the right to charge interest on unpaid accounts at the rate of 2% a month, or part of a month, until full settlement is received. I also express the right to charge £45 per e-mail sent in the chasing of these settlements.
  12. In legally aided cases (where my fees constitute a disbursement), I expect you to make a prompt claim to the legal aid agency and to advise me of any expected delay in settlement. In all other cases, I expect payment of the invoice within 30 days of the invoice date, irrespective of whether your client has paid you.
  13. I will use my knowledge, experience, care, and skill in fulfilling your instructions to the best of my ability. Kindly remember that I am an independent witness and my duty is to the court.
  14. Please let me have your full instructions and timescales, together with any further relevant information you may have and confirm your agreement to the above terms in writing by signing the below and returning by post/e-mail.
  15. Arranging for a medical expert examination or sending me medical records or relevant documentation for review is implied consent to these terms and conditions.
  16. These conditions are subject to change and are valid for one year from May 2020.

 

Please let me know should you wish to proceed with formal instructions.

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