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Dr Lesley Haines MB ChB MSc MA MRCPsych

Independent Psychiatrist

Shrinkwork, 1 Lawson Terrace, Knutton, Newcastle-under-Lyme, ST5 6DS
01782 768656 | 07545 348413 |


"The portfolio she prepares ... demonstrates organisational skills of the highest order. I have always found her methodical and organised."

Dr Richard Hodgson, Consultant Psychiatrist, North Staffs Combined Healthcare NHS Trust

"A big thank you for your help and input - we have appreciated your willingness to help and you have also been very approachable and helpful with cases at short notice."

Enda Moran, Manager, Manchester Learning Disability Partnership


  • Qualified as a doctor in 1984, psychiatric practice since 1987
  • Higher Specialist Training on the Manchester Senior Registrar rotation, special interest in drugs and alcohol
  • CCST (Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training): Listed on General Medical Council specialist register since 1995
  • Consultant General Adult Psychiatrist in Rochdale for 8 years, in Stoke-on-Trent for 7 years
  • Registered with the Royal College of Psychiatrists for Continuing Professional Development and currently in good standing
  • An enthusiastic champion of enhanced appraisal. Revalidated by the GMC in February 2016, next revalidation due Feb 2021

Psychiatric Conditions

Experienced in the assessment, diagnosis and management of:

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • post-traumatic stress disorder
  • bereavement and associated problems
  • personality disorder
  • psychotic illnesses
  • schizophrenia
  • bipolar disorder (manic-depression)
  • co-morbidity: substance misuse and mental illness

Experience of inpatient, outpatient and community treatment, including those subject to the Mental Health Act. I am Section 12 approved, an Approved Clinician and a registered mental health and eligibility assessor for Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS).

Active clinically, recent work includes:

  • Low secure / rehabilitation
  • Psycho-oncology at Christie Hospital

Professional Bodies

  • British Medical Association
  • Royal College of Psychiatrists
    • Chair of Private and Independent Practitioners Special Interest Group (PIPSIG)
    • Founder member of West Midlands Independent Psychiatrists Group (WMIPG)
  • British Association for Psychopharmacology
  • British Pain Society
  • Fully indemnified by the Medical Defence Union

I maintain an active clinical workload, but I am afraid I am unable to treat individual private patients.

Please contact me if you want to make enquiries regarding part-time or short term clinical posts.
Otherwise, I work through the locum agency Medacs, who provide quality assurance, DBS (previously known as CRB) check and occupational health checks.

Dr Lesley Haines MB ChB MSc MRCPsych
Independent Psychiatrist
Shrinkwork, 1 Lawson Terrace, Knutton, Newcastle-under-Lyme, ST5 6DS
VAT Registration No: 169 7260 71
01782 768656 | 07545 348413