Consultant Profile

Dr Nicholas Woodthorpe

Dr Nicholas Woodthorpe BSc (Hons) MBBS MBA MRCPsych
Practicing at:
Spire Dunedin Hospital, Reading
  • Psychiatry
    • Dementia
Special clinical interests:
  • Older adult psychiatry
  • He has a particular interest in depression, bipolar affective disorder, anxiety, psychosis and dementia.
Research interests:

He is passionate about quality in healthcare and patient safety and published an article Quality and patient safety in mental health.

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry with Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
  • Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • Royal Society of Medicine
Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0118 940 4936
Private secretary:
Caroline Blanchette
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Dr Woodthorpe studied for a BSc (Hons) Management with Economics and graduated at Royal Holloway, University of London, in 1995. He then read medicine at UCL and qualified in 2000. He initially trained to be a GP and then switched to psychiatry in 2004. He obtained his MRCPsych in 2007 and then did an MBA (Health Executive) at Keele University, which he completed in 2010.

He started as a consultant psychiatrist for older adults in 2010 and worked in Bath, Maidenhead, and Wells before commencing in Wokingham in 2012 and working alongside Dr Jacqueline Hussey.

He has a particular interest in dementia, depression, anxiety and psychosis. He is also passionate about quality in healthcare and patient safety. As part of his MBA, he wrote a dissertation entitled Do psychiatrists learn from quality failures in the NHS?.

Personal profile:

He has an interest in medical politics.

Outside work he is presently Chairman of Henley-on-Thames Round Table and enjoys cricket, badminton and football.

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Dr Nicholas Woodthorpe

Dr Nicholas Woodthorpe Psychiatry Consultant, Reading, Berkshire, private hospital specialist.

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