Dr John Parker is a Consultant Psychiatrist currently working for Devon Partnership NHS Trust and Avon & Wiltshire NHS Partnership Trust. He has a Medical Degree, is a Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and Specialist Member of the General Medical Council.
Dr Parker has over 20 years’ experience working in the NHS and has Clinical Director experience. His clinical expertise includes the assessment and treatment of adult ADHD, anxiety disorders, PTSD, depression, bipolar disorder, personality disorder, substance abuse and schizophrenia.
As a Forensic Psychiatrist he also has Medico Legal expertise and has provided in excess of 500 expert witness reports for both criminal and civil courts. Dr Parker’s expertise extends to the assessment of psychiatric injury, fitness to plead and stand trial, capacity to form intent, automatism, provocation, diminished responsibility, insanity defence, risk assessment, mitigation and sentencing recommendations (including under the Mental Health Act).
Dr Parker is described as a friendly, professional and respectful psychiatrist who prides himself on putting patients at ease and working in a collaborative recovery focused style.