Dr Nick Stafford is a highly committed and engaging psychiatrist with over 25 years’ experience. Within his career he has combined clinical experience with medical features writing, media work, research and lecturing.
He has various roles on a national level with the Royal College of Psychiatrists, including leading the workforce wellbeing team on supporting doctors with health needs, involvement with young adults and University student's mental health. He has recently established a new regional project with a team of psychiatrists and faith leaders to support faith communities in managing mental ill health in their worshippers. He is a Trustee to the national charity Mind and has been the Vice Chairman of the national charity Bipolar UK.
He is a media spokesperson for the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
By combining extensive practical clinical experiences along with an extensive history of writing for a wide variety of audiences, Dr Stafford is able to write about complex medical issues to a broad audience. He is very approachable and is passionate about writing, using media and editing in order to produce literature that is clear and informative to both the public and professionals.
Dr Stafford specialises in the treatment of Bipolar Affective Disorder, Depression, Treatment Resistant Depression, and Complex Depression as well as General Adult Psychiatry.
He works as a consultant general adult psychiatrist in West Bromwich.
He has been a Clinical Director for Adult Mental Health Services in the Rutland and Leicestershire and has created Mood Disorder clinics within the NHS across three counties. He has undertaken research and has been the principal investigator in a number of studies including pharmaceutical and psychological treatments for psychiatric illness.
Dr Stafford has been published in the area of Bipolar and Depression, was guest features writer for for Care Knowledge, Mental Health Today Magazine and has been interviewed a number of times by the BBC (Radio 4, BBC World Service, BBC Scotland & BBC Leicester) on bipolar related issues. He engages in public education interviews on mood disorders with the printed press including national UK newspapers and magazines such as Psychologies and LOOK.
He has been awarded Clinical Excellence awards in the NHS in 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017.