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Old Age Consultant Psychiatrist - Community

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Opportunity for experienced specialist psychiatrists to join the NHS as a Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist in one of the largest NHS healthcare Trusts in the UK. Rated outstanding by the CQC and winner of the prestigious HSJ Award for Provider of the Year - this is a fantastic NHS Trust to grow your career. Applications are open to experienced consultant psychiatrists in General Adult or Liaison Psychiatry, including overseas IMG applicants. CESR is supported. 

Working in a CQC ‘Outstanding’ rated Mental Health and Learning Disability Trust, you will make a difference in changing people’s lives across the North East of England.

This is a full time post to provide senior medical input into the Old Age Community Treatment Team and will be based at the Centre for Health of the Elderly, Campus for Aging and Vitality. It will be supported by community services which include a Day Hospital, Older Adult Crisis Team and Behavioural Support Service. There are excellent links to the local University, with opportunities for teaching and research. This is an exciting time to be working in this Old Age community service, with major investment in buildings and infrastructure planned for the Campus for Ageing and Vitality.

This NHS Trust provide a diverse range of specialist and generic health care services to both children and adults, their families and carers and we have a number of regional and national specialist services to England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. As an organisation they are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects both the local community and IMG community of psychiatrists. They are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.
You will work with a dynamic multi-disciplinary team, receive superb training and development opportunities with excellent staff benefits.

You will receive: 
  • A flexible approach to job planning to ensure work-life balance.
  • Dedicated and protected SPA time.
  • Excellent Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and study leave arrangements.
  • Relocation package available
  • Focus on staff health and wellbeing
  • A Global Digital Exemplar for Mental Health.

The Older People’s Community service is delivered through three Community Treatment Teams (CTT). The CTTs comprise multi-professional teams including: Doctors, Nurses, Psychologists, Occupational Therapists and Support Workers. The CTTs provide a service to people with both functional and/or organic disorders, and are able to work flexibly across geographical boundaries in response to workload pressures. The CTT is supported by the Memory Assessment and Management Service (MAMS). MAMS provides assessment for early cognitive impairment and/or complex cognitive problems associated with other conditions. It operates across the city & region, providing outpatient and home based assessment and treatment services. Additionally, there is a Young Onset Dementia Team which provides specialist follow up for people living with dementia aged under 65.

The Trust is located in the North East of England and Cumbria which is an area of outstanding natural beauty, containing national parks, ancient heritage sites and major cities supported by excellent national and international transport links. The area is one of the best value regions for housing and offers an excellent standard of living with accomplished schools and Universities.



  • MRCPsych
  • Consultant Experience in General Adult or Liaison Psychiatry
  • Specialist certification in psychiatry 
  • Consultant Experience in General Adult or Liaison Psychiatry
UK based: 
  • Experience in General Adult or Liaison Psychiatry
  • Within 6 - 12 months from CESR
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