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Consultant - Liaison Psychiatry

£82,096 - £110,683

Job Description

Opportunity for experienced specialist psychiatrists to join the NHS as a Liaison Consultant 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 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 team  is currently developing towards operating a 24/7 core service and the clinical lead will be expected to work some shifts across 7 days, usual working hours will be 9-5, a level of flexibility will be required. A

close working relationship between Integrated care is essential for delivery of the service, the team acts as the link between mental health and the acute trust, advocating for the mental health of patients. The liaison team provides psychiatric input to the acute hospital for those presenting with a mental health problem (age 16 upwards). An important part of the role is sensitively challenging stigma when faced with it and educating others to enhance understanding.

The successful candidate would be expected to work across the acute hospital, and be involved in the assessment of patients within the emergency department as well as supporting wards. 

You will be joining a strong and passionate multidisciplinary team and also a very progressive leadership team.

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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