Dr Jonathan Haynes

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My waiting time for an appointment is approximately two months.

If you would like to make an enquiry about instructing me please contact my PA, Liz Hodsdon, 01454 615278, or
Assessment clinics are usually held on weekday evenings, although appointments during business hours can be arranged.

Assessment clinics are held at:

  • Litfield House Medical Centre

  • Bristol Spire Hospital

  • Cheltenham Nuffield Hospital

  • Conference facilities in Taunton, Swindon and Newport

  • Home visits and Solicitors’ Offices by agreement

Experience and Qualifications

I have been a Consultant Psychiatrist since November 2007. 

I hold an NHS post as a general adult psychiatrist for 2gether NHS Foundation Trust. From 2007 to 2012 I worked with the North Cotswolds Recovery Team; since 2012, I have been in my current post, with Early Intervention in Psychosis, Gloucestershire.

From 2011, I have been the Clinical Director for mental health services in Gloucester and the Forest of Dean; this role requires me to be responsible for Clinical Governance, to review Serious Incidents such as suicides, to line-manage 12 consultant psychiatrists, and to advise 2gether NHSFT on the development and delivery of services for adult patients suffering a wide range of psychotic and non-psychotic disorders; PTSD is a particular area of interest.

I hold clinics for private patients at the Bristol Spire Hospital and the Cheltenham Nuffield Hospital. I assess and treat a wide range of patients, including those suffering from anxiety disorders, mood disorders including depression, personality disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, alcohol and drug dependence, and not uncommonly where there is comorbid chronic pain, either organic or psychogenic in origin. 

I undertake educational and research roles through the University of Bristol, where I am an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer. 

I qualified as a doctor at the University of Oxford; I undertook my Specialist Training in the Severn Deanery. I am a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. I have gained the Cardiff University Bond Solon Certificate as an expert witness in Civil Law. I am part of a medicolegal peer group.

I prepare approximately 150 reports a year. My estimated ratio of Claimant:Defendant is 80:20.

My report should be ready within two to three weeks of seeing the patient, if papers are available prior to the appointment.