Special clinical interests: Diagnosis and the management of psychological issues utilising a multi-disciplinary team approach – to include the patient, their partners/spouses, families and GPs as required.
Dr Atkins qualified from Trinity College, Dublin, and was fully registered with the General Medical Council in 1969. A Mental Health Foundation Scholarship allowed him to progress his interests from paediatrics and child development to psychological medicine under the guidance of Professor Sir Martin Roth, President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. At Newcastle University Dr Atkins was Lecturer/Senior Registrar. He furthered his training at the Maudsley in London.
After 25 years as a Consultant in the NHS he is now in full-time private practice despite distractions of rugby, Test matches and opera.
Research Interests: The outcome/cost effectiveness of patient care with particular reference to In-patient/day care therapeutic models.
Current NHS and/or University posts: Formerly Consultant in General Adult Psychiatry, East Berkshire. Clinical Tutor and Lead Clinician. Currently full-time in private practice.
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists
Member of the Marylebone Cricket Club
Life Member of London Irish Rugby Football Club
Contact details: Cardinal Clinic 01753 869755
Availability: To discuss patients with General Practitioners at any time.