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Specialty Doctor Psychiatrist - General Adult Psychiatry (CESR support)


Job Description

An exciting opportunity in London for an experienced Specialist in General Adult Psychiatry to join a well-established and expanding community Mental Health Team at either the Specialty Doctor. This NHS job offers a friendly and diverse place for overseas psychiatrists to start in the NHS. This NHS Trust will support CESR, Section 12 and AC. 

This NHS Trust provides a full range of mental health, community and physical healthcare services for children, adults and older people living in these London boroughs.  They also provide some specialist services that are commissioned regionally, such as a medium secure services; and nationally, such as a specialist hospital for people with complex and severe personality disorder.

This NHS vacancy offers comprehensive Working Age Adult Mental Health Services. It is a London community based outpatient service characterised by patient centred and individually tailored treatment packages. There are close links with colleagues in all psychiatry services, Acute and Community, Education, Social Services, Primary Care, and Adult Mental Health Services.

The General Adult community-based teams are made up of different professionals with a wide range of skills. They focus on supporting people’s mental health, alongside their physical health and social care needs. The teams work closely with GPs, social services, the voluntary sector and other organisations to offer treatment and care in a more integrated - or joined up way. They have a well established team with low turnover who are great to work with. 

The Trusts is at the forefront of developing and delivering this new model of community-based mental health care in the NHS. They\'ve called it MINT which stands for mental health integrated network teams. With this in mind, this is the best place for an IMG to establish themselves in the NHS, learning how the wider mental health teams work. 

The London cultural and social scene is rich and diverse and can give you everything you want from a major global city. Every corner of the world is represented in London\'s vibrant and historical streets and experiencing life in the countries capital will leave a huge mark on your life. The trust is perfectly placed for overseas doctors who want to live and work in central London, just as much as those who would like to commute from the more spacious suburbs, this location has a lot to offer. Schools are excellent and the region provides a safe, diverse and friendly place for professionals and families alike. 

This post is suitable for experienced general adult specialists and specialty doctors looking to expand their horizons and grow their careers. CESR, Section 12 and AC are all supported in this post. 


EEA Candidates:

  • Experience of working for 4+ years in General Psychiatry (essential) 
  • Board Certified Specialist in Psychiatry (desirable)

Non-EEA Candidates:

  • MRCPsych or PLAB (essential)
  • Experience of working for 4+ years in General Psychiatry (essential)

UK based applicants

  • Experience of working in General Psychiatry (essential)
  • Consultant Psychiatrist in Eating Disorders

    An NHS Trust in the Midlands is in search of a Consultant Psychiatrist in Eating Disorders. The role is open to overseas consultants with experience or interest in Eating Disorders alongside UK middle grade doctors with S12 who have experience or interest in Easting Disorders. 

    This role will primarily focus on the severe pathway. The appointed candidate will offer direct clinical care and clinical leadership to a diverse team, comprising specialist nurses, therapists, psychologists, dietitians, therapists, social workers, and peer support workers. Additionally, there will be occasional cross-cover duties for the inpatient consultants stationed at a 15-bed inpatient unit.

    What is the NHS Foundation Trust like?
    The NHS Trust serves a population of approximately 850,000 across several towns, provides comprehensive Mental Health Services. Alongside Learning Disability services for a significant region of the West Midlands, it offers tertiary services in Forensic and Child Psychiatry. Furthermore, it extends its reach to Community Health Services within its region. As a teaching Trust, it has strong ties with a university medical school, offering placements for medical students and engaging professionals in teaching and training. The Trust provides higher education facilities for continuous professional development and collaborates closely with the Academic Department of Psychiatry for research opportunities. 

    What is the department & team like?

    The Eating Disorders Service is a specialist, tertiary service staffed by 4.2 WTE Consultant Psychiatrists, 2.4 WTE specialty doctors, 1.0 WTE ST 4-6, 1.0 WTE CT3, and 1.0 WTE F2 doctor. This multidisciplinary team manages a range of complex cases, including patients with a BMI below 15, those with complex medical or psychiatric comorbidities, pregnant patients, and diabetic patients. Treatments provided encompass individual therapy based on psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioural, and systemic approaches. The service also offers specific pathways for patients transitioning from CAMHS, pregnant patients, and SEED patients, alongside a dedicated Clinic for Eating Disorders and Diabetes, with plans for an ARFID clinic.

    Facilities include both an outpatient service and a 15-bed regional inpatient unit, all housed in a self-contained unit on a general hospital site. Annually, the service is expected to handle a caseload of approximately 230 patients, with around 360 new referrals. The team works closely with the Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Teams, the Crisis and Home Treatment Team, and the Gastroenterology Departments at the NHS Trust. This comprehensive service, supported by significant investment through the Community Mental Health Transformation Plan, aims to deliver high-quality, specialized care to patients with eating disorders across the town they service.

    Career Development & Opportunities Available

    The NHS Trust offers extensive career development opportunities, including CESR support for international doctors seeking specialist registration and access to specialty training. The Trust encourages the development of sub-specialties in areas like eating disorders and psychodynamic therapy.

    The Trust is committed to service improvement and innovation through its transformation plan, which includes significant investment in services such as the new Community Eating Disorders Service. This dedication to growth and quality improvement creates an exciting environment for professionals aiming to contribute to meaningful changes in healthcare delivery.

    Life like in the area

    The town is an urban area with nearby rural settings, offering a diverse living environment for doctors. The city provides a mix of cultural activities, historic sites like a Cathedral, and scenic spots in the countryside. The area boasts a range of quality schools and universities. Excellent transportation links connect the city to major cities like Birmingham and London, with easy access to airports such as Birmingham Airport. The area offers a variety of housing options, from modern city apartments to charming rural homes, catering to different lifestyle preferences.


    EEA Candidates:

    • Experience of working in Eating Disorders Psychiatry (Desirable)
    • Board Certified Specialist in Adult Psychiatry 

    Non-EEA Candidates:

    • Specialist / Consultant experience in General Adult Psychiatry
    • Experience of working in Eating Disorders Psychiatry (Desirable)
    • MRCPsych (Desirable)

    UK based applicants

    • Experience of working in Eating Disorders Psychiatry (Desirable)
    • S12 (Desirable)
  • Specialist Grade - General Adult Psychiatrist
    An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Specialist Grade in General Adult Psychiatry to join a trust on the south coast of England. This is a high-performing and supportive department for overseas doctors new to NHS jobs or UK-based doctors looking to advance their careers in the UK. CESR support is available.

    MRCPsych - preferred 
    S12 - preferred 
    12 years post graduate experience with 6 years in psychiatry

    What is the NHS Trust like?
    The NHS Trust provides a range of high-quality specialist mental health, learning disability, and neurodiversity services, in the South West region. The Trust is passionate about promoting good mental health and wellbeing, striving to use the expertise and resources within the organization, and through partnerships, to deliver safe, high-quality services focused on people\'s recovery.

    With an annual income exceeding £206 million, the Trust employs around 3,600 staff. Each year, it receives approximately 74,000 referrals and supports around 26,000 people every month. This passion and commitment shape the Trust\'s vision, mission, and strategy. The staff are pivotal in all activities, and the Trust is committed to fully involving them in the development of the organization and its services.

    General Adult Psychiatry Department & Team

    The Community Mental Health Services provide secondary care interventions for individuals referred by Mental Health Assessment workers and other teams, such as acute and inpatient services. The community teams manage caseloads that include individuals with a wide range of mental health difficulties and complexities, from those requiring intensive long-term care to those receiving short-term psycho-social interventions. The team collaborates constructively with various agencies within Torbay to ensure a coordinated approach to managing risk issues.

    The team comprises a full-time Clinical Team Leader, Mental Health Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, and Support Time and Recovery Workers. All three Community Mental Health Teams share an Accommodation Officer, a Personality Disorder Lead, and a Carers Support Team. The team employs a strong multidisciplinary approach, working cohesively to provide an effective and safe recovery-focused service to those referred. 

    Life in South West

    The South West of England offers both rural and urban settings, providing diverse living options. The region features stunning landscapes, including the Jurassic Coast, Dartmoor, and Exmoor, perfect for hiking and outdoor activities. There are high-quality schools and renowned universities, such as the University of Exeter and University of Bristol. Excellent transportation links include major motorways, rail services to London and other cities, and airports in Bristol and Exeter. Housing options range from urban apartments and suburban homes to countryside cottages, catering to a variety of lifestyles and preferences.

    Am I eligible for this role?

    MRCPsych - preferred
    S12 - preferred 
    12 years post graduate experience with 6 years in psychiatry - necesary 
  • International SAS Psychiatry Sponsorship Scheme

    This international psychiatry sponsorship scheme offers opportunity for experienced psychiatrists qualified abroad, who have already achieved higher postgraduate qualifications in psychiatry to be employed in a unique NHS job, and advance their career while employed within the NHS. Subject to GMC criteria this NHS Trust will sponsor eligible candidates for GMC registration and successful candidate will be employed on a health and care visa.

    The programme is an innovative and structured sponsored scheme that supports suitably qualified international medical graduates (who do not have GMC registration) to be sponsored by the NHS Trust for GMC registration with a license to practice, and then be supported to advance their existing clinical and professional skills and receive valuable clinical experience with excellent supervised support.

    Depending on your experience, interest and commitment, you will agree a personalised plan to support you to meet your training and development needs. This may be through supporting you to gain further qualifications like MRCPsych, entering UK higher training programme or pursuing CESR (Portfolio Pathway) route to gain specialist registration etc
    You will be working at Specialty Doctor level and there are various opportunities across the Trust in specialties such as General Adult, Child & Adolescent (CAMHS), Learning Disabilities, and Older Adult Psychiatry. You will have the opportunity to work in either inpatient or community psychiatry clinics, and rotations can be arranged in various locations across the NHS Trust.

    This programme is focused on doctors who do not have current registration with the GMC of the UK; however, it is not meant for doctors who have tried but have been unsuccessful in passing PLAB examination.

    Person Specification



    • hold a primary medical qualification (PMQ) recognised by the UK General Medical Council (GMC).
    • acknowledge that, if I am successful in my application to join the EPUT Advanced Fellowship in Psychiatry scheme, you will need to seek verification of this primary medical qualification by the Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) before the Trust can sponsor your registration to join the GMC medical register.
    • following undergraduate training, you completed an acceptable programme of practical training/internship (or equivalent) in Medicine of no less than 12 months.
    • you will have achieved a minimum overall score of 7.5 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) academic test, and at least 7.0 in each category OR have achieved a B in every category of the medical version of the Occupational English Test (OET).
    • have obtained a postgraduate qualification (PGQ) in psychiatry
    • Pass in papers A and / or B of MRCPsych examination



    • Hold significant post-graduate experience in psychiatry, this will have been through specialist psychiatry training, and working at a speciality doctor or consultant level. 

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