Dr Cahill provided a detailed and thoughtful updated report within 3 days in relation to an urgent matter which was heard in the Court of Protection at the High Court. He also responded to further questions raised by the Official Solicitor at very short notice and again in a detailed and thoughtful manner. Without Dr Cahill's responsiveness and expertise, the matter would not have been able to conclude so quickly which was in the interests of all involved, in particular the patient and her family. All of the parties involved and the Judge who heard this matter specifically commented that Dr Cahill's clear, well written and timely reports and further responses were much appreciated and of great assistance to the Court.
Catherine Flannery, Browne Jacobson LLP
Dr Cahill has assisted us by preparing a Part 35 expert report in a complex traumatic brain injury case. Our client sustained a traumatic brain and subsequently developed an eating disorder.
We have been very impressed by the quality of Dr Cahill's reports and the insight that he has been able to give us on such a complex case. The reports are well formatted and well-written. Dr Cahill always responds to emails and queries in a timely manner and will often go out of his way to assist with any requests that we have.
Due to the complexities we (and our client's treating team) have asked Dr Cahill to liaise with the treating team directly (with both parties' consent) on our client's treatment; he has always been more than happy to assist. This request is sometimes made at short notice, due to the ever-changing position of our client's health, and Dr Cahill has always made every effort to assist.
I would not hesitate to recommend him to a colleague or to instruct him again
Peri Baldwin, Irwin Mitchell
In summary of the evaluations received, they were 100% positive. It was described as instructive, helpful, worthwhile to name a few. There was an overwhelming theme that the information was directly relevant to what was needed, and was greatly relevant to an area of AMHP practice where little is known. On a personal level, many of the feedback forms made reference to the manner in which the training was delivered and were extremely happy saying that you related very well to the audience. On a more personal level, two of my colleagues independently approached me, and said that it was the most relevant and best training that they have attended as AMHP's.
David Cooke, Cheshire AMHP Partnership - Programme Coordinator, Cheshire West and Chester Council
I thought your report was excellent and addressed all of the necessary issues. I was very grateful for the speed in which you were able to complete the report in time for my client's tribunal. I have added you to our approved expert list in the event we require an expert in the future. I would not hesitate to recommend you to others.
Laura Wilson, Solicitor, O'Donnells Solicitors
Very informative, lots of case examples, clear and very well presented
Caroline Spencer, Approved Mental Health Professional, Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust
A very informative course, well presented and delivered. Course was also interactive and well balanced. Thanks
Male, 51, Approved Mental Health Professional - Lanchashire County Council
The feedback from both training days was excellent and so pass on my thanks to Dr Cahill for such an informative and well developed training programme. Positive comments included:
• Excellent session - gave time for discussion and answered questions/clarified - feel more confident about managing eating disorders and MARSIPAN (Management of Really Sick Patients with Anorexia Nervosa) - made it very clear when to act.
• Really interesting and informative day, a lot of ground covered - further training would be good. I liked the detailed biochemistry/physical health and case discussions - excellent training.
Simone Eagling, Mental Health Governance Officer, Cumbria
An excellent course. I would highly recommend to any professional involved in working with people with Eating Disorders. It has given me more confidence to complete a Mental Health Act Assessment of this nature
Female, 47, Approved Mental Health Professional - Lancashire County Council
Excellent. Enjoyable and informative, held our interest. Enthusiastic and committed speaker. Highly recommended
Male, 46, Approved Mental Health Professional, Lancashire County Council
Thank you. Very informative and learnt a lot. Easy to understand. Not as scared now! I'm going to tell the others to apply.
Female, 29, Approved Mental Health Professional, Lancashire County Council
I felt all the content was excellent and very useful. I wish that this training was part of the package for AMHP training
Female, 32, Approved Mental Health Professional, East Cheshire County Council
I really enjoyed this day. Perfect pitch and balance between formal and informal. It's so good to have training provided by a practitioner whose passion comes over so well. Very challenging and thought provoking. Thank you.
Male, 45, Approved Mental Health Professional, East Cheshire County Council
My experience with Matthew Cahill Consulting was very positive. Everything was outlined very clearly from the start and there were no weeks of waiting in darkness for answers or response. I feel very lucky that I stumbled across the opportunity for an appointment and wouldn't hesitate to recommend anyone else, whatever their enquiry or issue. I was actually advised by my NHS GP to avoid private psychiatric help - which I'm very glad I ignored; I went with my instinct. I would pay every penny thrice over - finally after many years, someone has listened and I am in the right direction.
I was anxious about having to consult a psychiatrist but my fears were alleviated in a very positive way. I hope for all the right reasons I will not have to return, but if I did I would have no hesitation.
Dr. Cahill was wonderful. He was understanding, He knew everything there was to know about the circumstances and he dealt with all the things that needed to be brought up. At the end, I went away thinking there was now a friend I could turn to for help and there was light at the end of the tunnel.