Dr Pravir Sharma is a highly-trained consultant psychiatrist in Birmingham, the West Midlands, and specialises in mental health issues in the elderly and general adult psychiatry. His focus also includes depression, dementia and anxiety alongside post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and bipolar disorder. Dr Sharma sees patients at Sutton Medical Consulting in Sutton-Coldfield.
He completed his basic and postgraduate training at the well-regarded National Institute of Mental Health Neurosciences, Bangalore, India, before moving to the UK to specialise in old-age psychiatry. Dr Sharma worked in a full-time substantive post with Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Trust for more than 18 years retiring from his post in June 2021. He is currently working as a locum consultant in Nobles Hospital Older Persons Mental Health Services in Isle of Man.
Dr Sharma has dedicated his years' training and professional years in psychiatry to treat his patients to the best of his ability. Beyond his full-time work for the NHS and his time with his private clinics, he is also active in medico-legal work. He can act as an expert witness, prepare medico-legal reports, appear in court, and has experience in personal injury, mental capacity and clinical negligent cases relating to his area of expertise. Dr Sharma is Section 12(2) Approved for the use of Mental Health Act.
Additionally, Dr Sharma has conducted research and appeared in multiple publications in national and international journals over the years. Keeping his involvement in his field well-rounded, he was also an active member of groups and associations in roles such as medical appraiser, educational supervisor and examiner.