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- Substance misuse psychiatry
I have worked in the NHS for 38 years and as a Consultant for 30 years. I have considerable experience in the areas of General Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry. I have written numerous medico-legal reports, both civil and forensic. I have attended court on numerous occasions to give evidence. My special interests are depressive illness and alcohol problems.
Areas of interest
I have a particular interest in alcohol problems and alcohol dependence. I specialise in the use of Naltrexone/Nalmafene and Baclofen in the management of alcohol addiction. Baclofen treatment is a relatively new approach to the management of alcohol dependency and alcohol problems and is only prescribed by a relatively small number of individuals. I am able to provide Baclofen on a private script.
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Psychophysiological disorders
- Psychosomatic Disorder
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist and Head of Medicine for the Mental Health Directorate of ABMU Health Board
Caswell Clinic Medium Secure Unit
The treatment of alcohol dependency in forensic populations.
Running, skiing and swimming.
(Additional) Languages spoken
Numerous previous publications, mainly in biological psychiatry journals.
Courses offered to GPs
On Forensic Psychiatry issues including personality disorders, major mental illness and its relationship to offending. The nature and management of alcohol disorder. Others would be considered at request.
Not relevant to my practice.
- MBBCh, FRCPsych Royal College of Psychiatrists 2004
Reference number 2440693
Details of entry to specialist register
- Forensic Psychiatry Specialist Register, 2000
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Psychiatry
Mental Health Review Tribunal
- 14 Lake Road East Roath Park Cardiff
- 17:00 - 21:00
- 07791 204749
- Spire Cardiff Hospital, CF23 8XL
- 17:30 - 20:30
- 029 2073 6011
Post treatment communication
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