Information about Second Opinion Appointed Doctors (SOADs)
In certain situations the Mental Health Act requires the appointment of an independent doctor, called a Second Opinion Appointed Doctor or SOAD. The Review Service for Mental Health is responsible for arranging these visits when requested by a patient’s responsible hospital. Request forms can be found on our publications page.
HIW are currently recruiting doctors to the SOAD pool, details can be found here
Last updated: 17/07/2009