Dr John Bainton

This way to amazing….

I'm a medical doctor trained in psychiatry and psychotherapy, and I entered the GMC’s Specialist Register as a consultant psychiatrist in 2017. I have spent 10 years working with people experiencing problems in their lives, across the spectrum of human experience. 

I began my medical training at the University of Liverpool and Maimonides Medical Centre, New York City. I combined my undergraduate training with a Masters in Psychopharmacology at the University of Oxford. My postgraduate psychiatry training was at the Maudsley Hospital, and whilst there, I combined this with a Postgraduate Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy from the Institute of Psychiatry, and studied complimentary disciplines at the Institute of Psychoanalysis. 

Before medicine, I was a singer and actor, touring the UK with professional opera and musical theatre productions. I left to pursue my interest in the human and biological sciences in medicine and psychiatry, but sustain all of my passions. I continue to perform in semi-professional musical theatre and cabaret.

I have experience of working across the public and private sectors: I now work as a Senior Clinical Fellow in Liaison Psychiatry at King’s College Hospital, where I manage outcome improvements for acutely unwell patients. I was previously Clinical Fellow to the National Medical Director, Sir Bruce Keogh, and worked on data strategy in the Intelligence Unit at the General Medical Council. I have also worked as a Clinical Advisor in Business Development at The Priory Group.