Consultant Profile

Dr Jonathan Dakin

Dr Jonathan Dakin MD, ChB, BSc, FRCP
Practicing at:
Spire Clare Park Hospital, Spire Portsmouth Hospital
  • Respiratory Medicine
    • Sleep disorders
Special clinical interests:

Circadian rhythm disorder
Obstructive sleep apnoea
Restless legs syndrome 

Research interests:

Pulmonary physiology and blood flow 

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Respiratory and Sleep Physician, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

British Thoracic Society
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
European Respiratory Society
British Sleep Society
American Thoracic Society 

Contact Details 
Private secretary:
Catriona Warner
Private secretary telephone number:
02392 321522
Private secretary email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Dr Jonathan Dakin is a Consultant Respiratory Physician with a specific interest in Sleep Medicine. He completed specialist training at the Royal Brompton Hospital, including a doctoral research fellowship. He was appointed to Portsmouth in 2003 and established local sleep services. He is now the Clinical Director of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine at QA.

Dr Dakin sees people who may be affected by either simple or complex sleep disorders, including obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), restless legs, circadian rhythm disorder (e.g. delayed sleep phase), jetlag, insomnia and narcolepsy. Dr Dakin also leads the domiciliary non-invasive ventilation service in Portsmouth for patients with neuromuscular or other causes of ventilatory insufficiency.

Many conditions may be diagnosed by a consultation, though further investigation will be needed for others. This may include sleep study, which allows breath-by-breath monitoring overnight. Actigraphy may also be helpful by charting sleep / wake patterns over a period of weeks.

People diagnosed with OSA may benefit from CPAP treatment. Restless legs syndrome is a poorly understood condition which may be maddening in severity, but responds to treatment. Sufferers of insomnia may benefit from a therapist-delivered program designed to re-align overnight sleep to a more normal pattern.

Personal profile:

Dr Dakin has two young children and is married to an anaesthetist. At weekends he enjoys sailing a laser dinghy at the local sailing club, where he is secretary, and spending time at home in the garden with his family.

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Dr Jonathan Dakin

Dr Jonathan Dakin Respiratory Medicine Consultant, Portsmouth, private hospital specialist.

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