John Sykes was born in Manchester in 1958. He qualified at Sheffield University Medical School in 1981 and became a Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 1985.
From 1986 onwards he was Lecturer in Psychiatry at Sheffield University where areas of special interest included the Psychological Effects of Spinal Cord Injury, Cognitive Psychotherapy and Systems of Psychiatric Classification. He was appointed Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry in 1989.
He was Chair of the Medical Staff Committee of North Derbyshire’s Community Health Care Services NHS Trust before becoming Medical Director of that Trust in 1999. He was Joint Medical Director of Derbyshire Mental Health Services Trust from 2002 until becoming the single Medical Director in June 2006.
Dr John Sykes
Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
84 Whitecotes Lane
Derbyshire, S40 3HW
Tel: 01246 515971