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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 |

Tribunals

"Very detailed and well-presented. A clear grasp of clients' issues. Dr Haines has a good rapport with clients and professionals and an excellent working knowledge of the law. I would recommend her and I will certainly use her in future."

Louise Salmon, Solicitor, of Nowell Meller and Duncan Lewis

I have extensive experience of the practicalities of implementing the Mental Health Act and the law surrounding detained patients:

  • I have been approved by the Secretary of State as having special expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorder, under Section 12 of the Mental Health Act, since 1990
  • As an experienced consultant, I have acted as Responsible Medical Officer (RMO)/Responsible Clinician for inpatients subject to section 2, section 3, section 35 and section 37/41 of the Mental Health Act.
  • I have been RMO/Responsible Clinician for restricted patients in the community and those subject to Community Treatment Orders.
  • I have extensive experience of providing verbal evidence in Mental Health Review Tribunals and First-tier Tribunals, both for NHS Trusts and as an independent expert.
  • For three years I was North Staffordshire's representative on the West Midlands Section 12 Approval Panel.
  • I arranged Mental Health Act training for section 12 doctors in North Staffordshire.
  • I was responsible for developing North Staffordshire's strategy for implementation of the 2007 amendments to the Mental Health Act.
  • I have been approved under the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards as a mental health and eligibility assessor, and have experience of the interface between the Mental Health and Mental Capacity Acts.

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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