Dr Bailey qualified in 1982 from St George's Hospital and Medical School, London. His early specialist training in psychiatry was at the St George's group of hospitals before becoming resident psychiatrist at St Brendan's Hospital Bermuda.
On return from overseas he worked as Honorary Senior Registrar at King's College Hospital London (Liaison and Neuropsychiatry) then at the Bethlem Royal and Maudsley Hospital's National Psychosis Unit and Sick Doctors' Service. He was concurrently a Research Fellow at the Institute of Psychiatry holding grants with major pharmaceutical companies; projects included investigation of new drug treatments for depression and psychosis as well as neuro-imaging studies using PET and SPECT.
On completion of accredited specialist training in both General Psychiatry and Psychiatry of Learning Disability and he was appointed Consultant Psychiatrist for New Malden in 1994 with additional responsibility for Psychiatric Rehabilitation in the Kingston and Esher Trust.
He was appointed Deputy Medical Director at Churchill (Central London) Priory in 1998 and then continued at Priory Clinic Harley Street. He has been a Staff Consultant at The Priory Hospital Woking since 2004 but continues to provide an out-patient and liaison service at New Victoria Hospital Kingston.
Dr Bailey has considerable experience in the management of resistant depression and psychotic disorders, generalised and work/stress related anxiety and alcohol dependence. He has a particular interest in the interface between general hospital/general practice medicine and psychological medicine and, so called, unexplained medical symptoms.