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Dr Michael Bott

Professional Description:

Consultant Psychiatrist



All correspondence to:
The Lodge
St Christopher’s
Pembury Road
Tunbridge Wells
Kent TN2 3QJ
Area of work:

East Sussex


Dr Bott is a Consultant Psychiatrist, he currently supervises the treatment of patients with a wide range of psychiatric conditions together with providing a specialist service for the treatment of depressive disorders and alcohol related problems.

He has specific experience in stress related conditions including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder resulting from accidents and also medical negligence. Also conditions resulting from bullying and overload in the workplace including Post Traumatic Embitterment Disorder. He has worked with a major insurance company to develop a screening questionnaire for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder symptoms in accident victims which has subsequently been employed by a number of solicitors.

Dr Bott has extensive experience of writing medico-legal reports, receiving over 100 new instructions each year covering personal injury, family issues, forensic assessments and the psychological consequences of medical and surgical negligence. He has considerable experience of giving evidence in Magistrates’, County Courts and the High Court and recently, a number of Employment Tribunals. He has been complimented by several judges on the clarity of the evidence given and on his ability to withstand vigorous cross-examination.

Dr Bott has been involved in the development of the Sphere Online App. He has taken part in a clinical trial early in its development and has advised on further development from his expertise as an adult general psychiatrist.

Dr Bott's consulting rooms remain at the Nuffield Hospital, Kingswood Road, Tunbridge Wells but in light of the coronavirus pandemic Dr Bott is working remotely and undertaking all his consultations via video links including Skype and Zoom.

Fellowship of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, British Medical Association.
Listed on the following databases: The UK Register of Expert Witness, the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers & the Association of Victims of Medical Accidents (AVMA).
Admitted as an individual member of the Expert Witness Institute on 1st December 2008.
Member of the Society of Mediators having become an Accredited Mediator in September 2011.


Fully registered with the General Medical Council No: 1298864, on the specialist register as a General Adult Psychiatrist and in good standing with the Royal College of Psychiatrists for Continuing Professional Development. Dr Bott is recognised as having special experience in the diagnosis or treatment of mental disorders.

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