Dr Alex Bailey

MB ChB BSc (Hons) MRCPsych MEd PGCert

Dr Alex Bailey
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Profile

I am a consultant psychiatrist specialising in older adult's mental health. I qualified in Medicine from the University of Leeds in 2003, having also completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical Sciences. I then did some basic training in geriatric medicine before commencing my psychiatric training within the St Mary’s Training Scheme. Whilst at St Mary’s, I completed a teaching fellowship and was seconded to the Department of Health as a clinical advisor to the NHS Medical Director. I have also undertaken training in family and systemic therapy within the Institute of Family Therapy.

I have been a consultant psychiatrist at Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust since 2011, as well as a lead clinician for both community and in-patient services. I work within the Older Adults Community Mental Health Team covering Westminster and I provide input to our Home Treatment Team, which manages patients dealing with a mental health crisis. I am also the Training Programme Director for newly qualified doctors coming into psychiatry. I am an executive member of the Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry at the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Publications

I am an honorary lecturer in psychiatry at Imperial College London. My interests are family therapy as well as medical education. My latest book Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias has been selected for the ‘Books on Prescription’ scheme which promotes reading materials for people experiencing memory problems and the people that care for them.

  • Bailey AJ Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias, Class Health, 2015
  • Patel S, Hacking D, Bailey AJ ‘Auditing standards in electroconvulsive therapy’, Mental Health Practice 2010; 14 (3): 32-34
  • Warner JP, Bailey AJ ‘Treating depression in people with dementia’, Eyes on Evidence (newsletter of the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence), Issue 32, 2011
  • Singh Dubb, Bailey AJ, Ahmed J, MacLaren E, Rodrigues C, Rhoads M 450 Single Best Answers in The Clinical Specialties, London, Hodder-Arnold, 2012
  • Lowery D, Cerga-Pashola A, Illife S, Thune-Boyle I, Griffin M, Lee J, Bailey AJ et al ‘The effect of exercise on behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia: the EVIDEM-E randomized controlled trial’, Int J Ger Psych 2013; doi: 10.1002/gps.4062

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Expertise

I’m specialised in various types of cognitive impairment, offering bespoke assessment, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care. Some of the conditions I can help you with are:

• Depression

• Alzheimer’s disease

• Vascular dementia

• Lewy body dementia

• Other dementias

• Anxiety states including panic disorder and generalised anxiety

• Schizophrenia and other causes of psychosis

• Family and systemic therapy

Furthermore, I have extensive experience conducting mental capacity assessments and other medico-legal work.

Private Practice

I welcome new private patients in Central London and accept self-referrals, referrals from general practitioners as well as instructions from solicitors.  I would prefer to see you at your own home because it enables a more comprehensive assessment and it is often more convenient for you. Alternatively, appointments can take place in several consulting rooms across Central London.

Expert

I use the latest diagnostic techniques to assess your symptoms and, if necessary, can draw from a plethora of treatment options.

Fast

I aim to see you in a matter of days, and send my letter or report within a week after the appointment.

Flexible

I strive to fit my service around you, scheduling appointments where and when suits you best.

Thorough

I provide a comprehensive assessment, clear diagnosis as well as bespoke treatment and care.

I am part of Halcyon Doctors, a team of accomplished consultants and other specialists who provide home-based healthcare services across England and Wales. We are approachable, compassionate and solution-oriented, and believe that excellent clinical expertise goes hand in hand with exemplary customer service.

Prices

Appointment Appointment Time Additional Consultant Time* Price
Clinical assessment incl. report Up to 1 hour Up to 1 hour £350
Clinical assessment incl. report Up to 1.5 hours Between 1 and 1.5 hours £450 – £525
Clinical consultation Up to 30 minutes Between 30 and 60 minutes £175 – £250
Clinical consultation Up to 1 hour Up to 1 hour £350
Capacity assessment incl. report Up to 1 hour Up to 1 hour £450
Cognitive health & capacity assessment incl. report Up to 2 hours Between 1.5 and 3 hours £800 – £1,100
Travel supplement n/a Up to 30 min. each way £100
Travel supplement n/a Up to 45 min. each way £150
Travel supplement n/a Between 60 to 90 min. each way £200 – £300

*Time spent over and above the agreed allocation of Additional Consultant Time may be charged separately. Any subsequent charges will be discussed with you in advance.

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