Dr David Scull is Medical Director and Consultant Psychiatrist at the Priory Hospital Bristol. He started work for the Priory Hospital Bristol, as a Consultant Psychiatrist in June 2008. He is a Bristolian and studied medicine at Bristol University.
He was Clinical Lecturer in Neuropsychiatry at the Institute of Neurology in London prior to being appointed as an NHS Consultant Psychiatrist. Whilst at Queen Square he specialised in psychiatric aspects of Temporal Lobe Epilepsy and Gilles de la Tourette syndrome.
His first Consultant appointment was as a Community General Psychiatrist in Dorset and then after 3 years he changed to Learning Disability Psychiatry. His special interest was the management of patients with treatment resistant epilepsy.
He has a long standing interest in the law relating to psychiatric practice. He is currently the Chair of the South West Region Section 12(2) Panel. This is the body that authorises suitably qualified clinicians to detain people under the Mental Health Act.
At the Priory Hospital Bristol he treats a diverse group of inpatients with neuropsychiatric disorders including; schizophrenia, epilepsy, head injury, Huntington's disease and dementia. He tries to help patients who do not fit easily into other services due to their complex physical and psychiatric healthcare needs.