Dr John Richard Bainton

Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist

Year Qualified

2008

Qualifications

MBChB, MSc (Oxon), MRCPsych, PgCert (CBT)

Specialty

Psychological Medicine

Special Interests
  • Anxiety management
  • Art and medicine
  • Behaviour and emotional disorders
  • Clinical trials
  • Cognitive disorders
  • Community Diabetes
  • Dementia and delirium
  • Diabetes
  • Emergency psychiatry
  • Functional disorders
  • Liaison services
  • Mental Health
  • Psychological Services in diabetes
  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Type 2 diabetes and complications
Biography

Dr Bainton is a Consultant in Liaison Psychiatry at King's College Hospital, in the Department of Psychological Medicine. He works in the Mental Health Liaison Service, and the Diabetes and Psychiatry Team.

Dr Bainton completed medical school at the University of Liverpool and intercalated an MSc in Pharmacology at the University of Oxford, researching serotonin and its effects on executive cognitive function. In 2010 he moved to London to complete core and higher training in Psychiatry in the Maudsley Training Scheme. He became a Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2012.

Dr Bainton is also trained as a Psychotherapist in cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London.

Alongside clinical work, Dr Bainton has interests in the development of reflective practice and emotional resilience amongst medical students and doctors. He established ‘Picture of Health’, a special study module for medical students at King’s College London designed to improve these skills using visual arts, which has run for five years.

Dr John Bainton was previously a Clinical Fellow to National Medical Director (2015-2016), based at the General Medical Council in London.

Professional Memberships
  • Royal College of Psychiatrists
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