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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 |

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Curriculum Vitae of Dr. Lesley Joan Haines

Lesley Haines

G.M.C. Registration: 2939762 (Specialist Register 1995, revalidated 2016)

Address: Shrinkwork, 1 Lawson Terrace, Knutton, Newcastle-under-Lyme, ST5 6DS
Tel: 01782 768656, Mob: 07545 348413

Education and Qualifications:

Aug 1984 M.B, Ch.B. University of Manchester
Nov 1989 Member, Royal College of Psychiatrists
July 1995 M.Sc. in Psychiatry, University of Manchester
Nov 2012 M.A. in Medical Ethics & Law, Keele University
Approved by Secretary of State under Section 12 1983 Mental Health Act: 1991
Approved Clinician (2007 amendments to 1983 Mental Health Act): November 2008
Registered Mental Health Assessor for Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards: February 2009
I hold a Cardiff University/Bond Solon Expert Witness Certificate; awarded November 2009; updated biannually, most recent November 2016
I am a member of the Expert Witness Institute

Continuing Professional Development

Registered for Continuing Professional Development with the Royal College of Psychiatrists since August 1995, subject to peer review and currently in good standing.

  • I am a member of a medico-legal peer forum in which reports are scrutinised and clinical and legal developments debated

Current Clinical Experience:

After 14 years as a Consultant Psychiatrist in General Adult Mental Health, I left full-time NHS work in January 2009 to work as an independent psychiatrist. Recent and currently active projects include;

  • Approved Clinician for Pennine Care, covering both a low-secure rehabilitation unit and a locked psychiatric intensive care unit
  • Consultant psychiatrist at Christie Hospital, Manchester, providing psychiatric support to cancer patients
  • Consultant Psychiatrist with Pennine Care Substance Misuse Services
  • Consultant Psychiatrist; Manchester Assertive Outreach Team
  • Approved Clinician for Care UK, covering a 28-bedded transitional unit for patients previously requiring secure psychiatric care

Medico-legal Experience

As an expert in general adult psychiatry, I have produced in excess of 400 reports, including;

  • Reports for the defendant in criminal cases
  • Causation, condition & prognosis reports for defendants and claimants in personal injury and clinical negligence: approximately 90% for the claimant.
  • Breach of Duty reports for clinical negligence: approximately 50:50 for claimant and defendant
  • Single Joint Expert in family and civil cases
  • Independent reports for detained patients for First-tier Tribunals (Mental Health)

I have given oral evidence in Crown Court, Coroner’s Court and Mental Health Tribunals, and have experience of cross-examination

Board and Committee Experience

  • Trustee of Stoke-on-Trent Citizens Advice Bureaux since 2006: Chair 2010-2015
  • Elected Member, Royal College of Psychiatrists West Midlands Executive 2009 - 2013
  • Founder, West Midlands Independent Psychiatrists' Group, July 2010
  • Chair, Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Private & Independent Practitioners Special Interest Group (PIPSIG), June 2017


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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