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:

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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
Dr Nicholas Ho graduated in Medicine from the University of Melbourne, and subsequently trained in Psychiatry in Sydney and Perth. Dr Ho has completed a Graduate Certificate in Forensic Behavioural Science. Dr Ho has a longstanding commitment to a holistic and trauma-informed approach to care. He has an interest in the role of trauma in the development of mental health disorders and its role in shaping behaviour.

He has experience and expertise in general psychiatric conditions, forensic psychiatry, and medicolegal reporting.

𝘿𝙧 𝙉𝙞𝙘𝙝𝙤𝙡𝙖𝙨 𝙃𝙤 𝙞𝙨 𝙖𝙫𝙖𝙞𝙡𝙖𝙗𝙡𝙚 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙢𝙚𝙙𝙞𝙘𝙤𝙡𝙚𝙜𝙖𝙡 𝙖𝙨𝙨𝙚𝙨𝙨𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙨 𝙞𝙣 𝙋𝙚𝙧𝙩𝙝.

To book an appointment with Dr Nicholas Ho, contact the Next Health team now on (08) 9201 3300 or email
Chronic conditions, such as diabetes, arthritis, back pain, cancer and mental health conditions are becoming increasingly common with one-in-two Australians having one or more chronic conditions.

Medilaw Group’s Kylie Gould hosted a panel discussion, in partnership with QBE Insurance, covering strategies to assist with managing employees' non-work related conditions to help them return to work or stay at work safely.

Dr Justine Schelle – Psychiatrist, Dr Kalesh Seevnarain – Occupational Physician and Georgia Zilinskas – Injury Management Advisor discussed how you could support your employees through the inherent requirements of their roles when they are managing non-work related injuries.

Head here to watch the recording of this webinar session.

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Introducing Next Health’s spotlight doctor for the week: Dr Nicole Leeks

Introducing Next Health’s spotlight doctor for the week: Dr Nicole Leeks, Orthopaedic Surgeon.

Dr Nicole Leeks is an Orthopaedic Surgeon who specialises in foot and ankle surgeries and all aspects of paediatric conditions.

Dr Nicole Leeks studied Medicine at the University of Western Australia in 1989 and moved to Sydney to work in the Royal Australia Navy. She relocated back to Perth in 1996 to pursue a surgical career in orthopaedics and she finished the Advanced Surgical Training Scheme in 2002.

Dr Nicole Leeks is available for in person assessments in Perth and Kalgoorlie.

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