Dr Jonathan Dakin

Dr Jonathan Dakin

Consultant Respiratory Physician

Practising at

Spire Clare Park Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Jonathan Dakin at Spire include:

Other treatments

Respiratory Medicine: Sleep disorders.

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Professional profile

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

I see 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. I also lead 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.

I am the Clinical Director of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine at Queen Alexandra Hospital.

Clinical Interests

Sleep disorders

Circadian rhythm disorder. Insomnia. Jetlag. Narcolepsy. Obstructive sleep apnoea. Restless legs syndrome.

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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

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

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Respiratory and Sleep Physician, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust.

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Personal Profile

I have two young children and am married to an anaesthetist. At weekends I enjoy sailing a laser dinghy at the local sailing club, where I am secretary, and spending time at home in the garden with my family.

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Private contact details

Private secretary Catriona Warner
Private secretary telephone 02392 321522
Private secretary fax 02392 271 135
Private secretary email cwarner.medsec@btinternet.com