Dr Leanne Hayward

Consultant Psychiatrist

MBChB, MRCPsych, MSc, BSc (Hons), ILM7 Executive Coach, Cardiff University Bond Solon Expert Witness Certificates - Civil (2023) and Family (2023)
Psychiatry - Adult 18-65


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Dr Leanne Hayward is an engaging and approachable Consultant Psychiatrist with over 20 years post-qualification experience. She qualified in Medicine (MBChB) from Leicester Medical School in 2001 and gained Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (MRCPsych) in 2010. She completed her Medical Leadership Masters (MBA equivalent) from Warwick Business School in 2014, and her Medico-Legal Expert Witness training in 2023.

She had experience in Palliative Care and Public Health before training in Psychiatry in the South West and has completed specialist training in General Adult, Liaison, Perinatal and Adult ADHD Psychiatry. She worked as an NHS consultant psychiatrist from 2014 – 2020, held medical and clinical lead posts and was appointed Clinical Lead of the NHS-England South West Perinatal Clinical Network 2017-2019 before moving into private practice.

Dr Hayward has significant experience providing General Psychiatric care to adults of all ages, and is a specialist in the diagnosis and management of women and their families before, during and after pregnancy and in Adult ADHD. She has worked as a Consultant Psychiatrist on Inpatient and Psychiatric Intensive Care Units, with a Community Crisis team and on an Inpatient Eating Disorders Unit. She also has experience in the Management of Mental illness associated with Long-Term health Conditions, incl. Diabetes. Dr Hayward has a special interest in Workplace Mental health and Public Education.

She has extensive experience of assessment, diagnosis and treatment of all common psychiatric conditions and some specialist conditions.



Dr Leanne Hayward


MBChB, MRCPsych, MSc, BSc (Hons), ILM7 Executive Coach, Cardiff University Bond Solon Expert Witness Certificates - Civil (2023) and Family (2023)


Psychiatry - Adult 18-65


ADHD Anxiety Bipolar Disorder Depersonalisation/Derealisation Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (EUPD) Mental health aspects of perimenopause Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Perinatal Mental Health conditions Phobias Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Psychiatric Disorder alongside Long-term health conditions Psychosis – including Schizophrenia

Clinical Research Interests

Dr Hayward is particularly interested in work-place mental health and leadership. She has clinical research experience in Diabetes & Medical Leadership & has spoken at International Conferences and written for International Medical Journals as well as the lay press.

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Appointment NHS

2001 – 2014 – NHS Medical & Psychiatry post-grad training
2014 - 2016 – Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist & Acting Medical Lead, Swindon, Great Weston Hospital
2016 – 2019 – Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist & NHS-England South West Perinatal Network Clinical Lead
2019 – 2020 – Locum Consultant Crisis & Women’s Inpatient Services, 2gether Foundation Trust Gloucestershire

Membership of National Professional Societies

Member of Royal College of Psychiatrists (MRCPsych) since 2010.
Medical Protection Society

Medico Legal Reports

Medico Legal Reports: Dr Hayward is a Cardiff University Bond Solon trained Expert Witness for Civil (2023) and Family (2023) Court. She has experience in writing medico-legal reports for family and civil proceedings, and fitness to study/work procedures. She has written 150+ reports.

Able to see patients for assessment for medico-legal reports for claimants and defendants in Civil litigation cases and Family cases.


Dr Hayward has experience as an examiner for University of Bristol Medical students.

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