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Next Health is proud to have served WA and NT, and we are now excited to welcome South Australia into our service area.

With over 15 years of providing comprehensive and expert medical opinions across Australia, we're dedicated to helping more individuals and organisations navigate the complex realms of medical, legal and compensation systems. Our journey has been driven by a commitment to exceptional medico-legal service, where we've carefully recruited and retained top-tier medical consultants.

As we step into South Australia, we remain committed to our core values of integrity, respect, unparalleled care for those impacted by injury or illness and drive the best possible outcomes for our customers and our clients.

To our new partners, clients, and the communities of South Australia, we look forward to serving you with the same level of care and excellence that defines Next Health.

Our team of specialists, with diverse expertise, is now available for booking -
Introducing the newest Psychiatrist to the Next Health team, Dr David Kelly.

Dr David Kelly specialises in general adult psychiatry with a special interest in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Eating disorders and Addiction medicine.

He has experience in both civil and criminal legal matters and has been an Assessor for the District Court of SA for guardianship board appeals and he has provided medical opinions for AHPRA.

Book an appointment with Dr Kelly now by phoning (08) 9201 3300, emailing or logging into our online booking portal
Contact the Next Health team now to book a Fitness for Duty Assessment with Dr Russell Fayers.

Dr Fayers is a General Practitioner & Occupational Physician Registrar who specialises in Workplace hazard, Risk assessment and health surveillance.

To arrange an appointment, call the team at Next Health on (08) 9201 3300 or email

Register now to watch the recording of Medilaw Group‘s latest webinar: Trauma management and recovery pathways.

Our expert panel, featuring Dr. Tanya Ahmed and Dr. Justine Schelle, alongside Medilaw Group’s Kylie Gould, delved into:

  • Trauma and its lasting effects

  • The importance of trauma-informed care

  • Insights into identifying trauma histories in claims

  • Strategies for supporting individuals who have experienced trauma

Register here to gain valuable insights:

Explore more informative webinars by Medilaw Group at


Eva (QA Officer) is a volunteer with 12Buckets and provides students with one-on-one mentoring sessions. Throughout the year, Eva has been working with a delightful year 5 student and has witnessed his growth in confidence over the time she has spent with him. She will remain his mentor throughout his primary school years. “I have been challenging him to beat me in Connect4…he’s not quite there yet but he is clearly enjoying the process!”. The picture is of the Christmas card Eva’s student gave her last year.

ZELICA: Zelica (GM) has dedicated her time and energy as a volunteer ambulance officer with St John Ambulance. Volunteering in this capacity is not an easy task and it requires a high level of physical and mental stamina. However, Zelica’s passion for helping others has inspired her to give back to her community in this way.

Next Health is honoured to be part of MedHealth, recognised as one of Australia’s best places to work for the second year in a row by The Australian Financial Review and Inventium.

This achievement would not have been possible without the incredible team that makes Next Health such a fantastic place to work.

𝗧𝗛𝗔𝗡𝗞 𝗬𝗢𝗨 to each of our each team members for their contributions and commitment to our shared values.

Read more about the award here -

The Australian Financial Review Inventium #afrbestplaces2023

Celebrating 5 years of excellence – the Medilaw Group story
As Medilaw Group celebrates its 5th anniversary, we want to take a moment to reflect on our journey, achievements, and the impact we’ve made on the specialist medical opinion market in Australia. We’ve grown from a collective of local organisations to a cohesive, nationally recognised group.

A Journey to Unite Expertise:
In 2017, Medilaw Group was born with the vision of offering choice, quality and local industry expertise in the specialist medical opinion market. Bringing together Next Health, Medilaw, Australian Medico-Legal Group (AMLG) and MLO, we embarked on an ambitious journey to unite like-minded organisations and create a strong, nationwide presence.

In 2021, Medilaw Group further strengthened its position and enhanced its service offerings with the merging of AMLG and MLO with Medilaw. You will recognise today’s Medilaw Group as Next Health in WA and NT and Medilaw in NSW, QLD, VIC, SA, TAS and ACT.

Today’s Medilaw Group:
Today, Medilaw Group is a unified brand that is committed to growth and collaboration, a group that provides expert medical opinions across various disciplines throughout Australia. Our national coverage allows us to serve clients and customers in every state and territory, offering a comprehensive range of services.

  • Medilaw – A leading provider of expert medical opinions and assessments, serving clients and customers across the east coast and central Australia. Medilaw focuses on offering accurate, timely, and personalised services to empower individuals and organisations in making informed decisions for better health and employment outcomes.

  • Next Health – The largest provider of independent specialist opinion across Western Australia and the Northern Territory. Next Health’s growth to market leader is a direct result of the careful recruitment and retention of highly regarded medical consultants and their ability to collaborate with key parties to deliver specific services to their local market.

At Medilaw Group, we firmly believe in our purpose: “We help organisations improve the life, health, and employment outcomes of a population…while never losing sight of the individual.” We work passionately to help individuals and communities achieve better life, health, and employment outcomes. We pride ourselves on being a people business and are committed to refining and building our capabilities to create solutions that solve problems for our customers and support people in realising their potential.

Our Achievements and Highlights:
Over the past five years, we have accomplished a great deal, including:

  • Formation of a robust national network of medical consultants who share our commitment to quality and professionalism, with over 510 consultants covering 52 specialties.

  • Consistent growth and market recognition, thanks to our loyal customers and dedicated team.

  • Hosting numerous customer events and introducing educational webinars to share knowledge and insights with our customers and consultants.

  • A national footprint, covering every state and territory in Australia, allowing us to provide our services across the country, including in regional and remote areas.

  • Over 31,000 appointments booked in 2022, demonstrating our dedication to providing high-quality and accessible medical opinion services.

A Bright Future Ahead:
As we look back on our journey, we are filled with gratitude for the unwavering support of our team members, customers and industry partners. As we celebrate our 5th anniversary, we are more committed than ever to offering choice, quality and excellence in the specialist medical opinion market.
𝗜𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗼𝗱𝘂𝗰𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗡𝗲𝘅𝘁 𝗛𝗲𝗮𝗹𝘁𝗵’𝘀 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘀𝘂𝗹𝘁𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝘀𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗹𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘄𝗲𝗲𝗸: 𝗗𝗿 𝗔𝗷𝗮𝘆 𝗩𝗲𝗹𝗮𝘆𝘂𝗱𝗵𝗮𝗻, 𝗣𝘀𝘆𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗿𝗶𝘀𝘁.

Dr Ajay Velayudhan is a Consultant Psychiatrist with over 20 years’ experience. Dr Velayudhan has been leading a large and complex mental health service in Western Australia for the last 8 years. He is also a supervisor and examiner for psychiatric trainees and supervisor and assessor for overseas trained psychiatrists seeking FRANZCP qualifications.

Dr Velayudhan’s expertise is in general adult psychiatry, managing various conditions including mood disorders, psychotic conditions, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, personality disorders and substance use disorders.

𝘿𝙧 𝘼𝙟𝙖𝙮 𝙑𝙚𝙡𝙖𝙮𝙪𝙙𝙝𝙖𝙣 𝙞𝙨 𝙖𝙫𝙖𝙞𝙡𝙖𝙗𝙡𝙚 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙢𝙚𝙙𝙞𝙘𝙤𝙡𝙚𝙜𝙖𝙡 𝙖𝙨𝙨𝙚𝙨𝙨𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙨 𝙞𝙣 𝙋𝙚𝙧𝙩𝙝.

To book an appointment with Dr Ajay Velayudhan, contact the Next Health team now on (08) 9201 3300 or email
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