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Consultant General Adult Psychiatrist - CESR Supported

51,000  - 131,964
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An excellent opportunity for a dynamic Consultant or Specialist in General Adult Psychiatry to join a strong performing and ambitious organisation, with a rating of "good" overall by the CQC. The Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust is the main provider of mental health services in Camden and Islington, and they focus on providing high quality, safe and innovative care to their patients and their families. The post is suitable for overseas psychiatrists, including candidates who are pursuing CESR. Specialists in Psychiatry, holding a specialist certification would be suitable for this post, based on experience entering at either Specialty Doctor, Specialist Grade (Associate Specialist) or Consultant grade. 

Overseas applications from experienced Specialty Doctors and Consultants are welcomed. 


The NHS Foundation Trust provide services for adults of working age, adults with learning difficulties, and older people in the London area. They currently deliver the majority of their care to residents in the London Boroughs of Camden and Islington. The NHS Trust also provide substance misuse and primary care mental health services to people living in Kingston. The NHS Trust is also a member of one of the world’s leading academic health science partnerships.

The NHS Foundation Trust is recognised internationally for the quality of its research and innovation.  Over 40% of their consultants hold joint academic posts and are engaged in research across a wide range of mental health arenas. They are also a lead provider for educational placements in north London, and work in partnership with local universities to deliver both education and research projects as well as creating together the workforce of the future. This provides a great environment for their staff to innovate and deliver projects which transform patient care.

The NHS Foundation Trust has worked closely with current service users and Trust staff to create a set of shared values that make sure people who use the Trust’s services get the best possible chance of a rapid recovery. These values are embedded in the campaign: Changing Lives – will help drive up the standards of care across the Trust. 


The department is falls within the hospital services division. It is a 17 bed unit and functions as a male acute treatment ward. Patients admitted to the ward are usually subject to a "gate-keeping" assessment by the Crisis Resolution & Home Treatment Team and/or the MHCAS service or Mental Health Liaison Services. The main purpose of the ward is to ensure the comprehensive, timely and efficient assessment, diagnosis and treatment of all patients with a clear focus on achieving a safe return to treatment in a least-restrictive setting back in the community as quickly as possible. This involves the proactive anticipation, evaluation and resolution of all potential impediments to early discharge of the patient. The postholder will ensure two ward rounds and one management round take place every week.

The team, led by the Ward Manager of the ward, is comprised of professionals from various disciplines. The postholder will collaborate closely with the Ward Manager, sharing responsibility for delivering efficient and top-notch inpatient care. At the site, the inpatient psychology team serves all treatment wards, with a 0.2 Whole-Time Equivalent (WTE) allocation per ward. The inpatient psychology service focuses on conducting assessments and providing brief focal therapy to address acute distress or crises for individuals, as well as their caregivers and families, adhering to evidence-based practices. When suitable, the service may also offer group therapy, assessment-informed consultation, and psychometric evaluations.

The post holder's responsibilities include medical input, consultation and clinical leadership to the ward team and overall clinical responsibility for patients admitted to the ward, as well as medical input and leadership in care planning and risk assessment for patients. The post holder is expected to ensuring Care Planning is implemented for patients on the ward.


The Boroughs was portrayed by Shakespeare as one of the most disreputable clusters of streets outside London’s city walls, today Islington is a fashionable London borough. Islington hosts three of London’s most successful fringe theatres: one that prides itself on being the first pub theatre founded in England since Shakespeare’s day, and has promoted emerging playwrights and LGBT theatre since opening in 1970; the other is a studio-theatre of international repute; and the last one which hosts stand-up comedy.

Just four miles from the heart of central London, this trendy, liberal borough has an enviable property market, world-class theatres and an array of mouth-watering restaurants. On the weekends, locals can often be found browsing through small independent boutiques and a treasure trove of antiques, before making their way to sample the tempting array of international cuisine served at their market. Popular with young professionals and less so with families, Islington has also seen the rise of tech businesses and start-up hubs in recent years.

A wide range of properties can be found here, from ornate period terraces to stylish new-build apartments. Central and well-connected, this borough’s commuting population is served by Overground, Underground and Great Northern train line. There are also very good bus routes throughout the borough both day and night. 


With an extremely active education/teaching programme supported by the consultant team, there is opportunity to work towards and complete CESR, RCPsych exams, get involved in active research and many aspects of CPD. 

Participation in research and educational activities will be encouraged.

EEA Candidates:

  • Experience of working in General Adult Psychiatry
  • Board Certified Specialist in General Adult Psychiatry (desirable)

Non-EEA Candidates:

  • MRCPsych
  • Experience of working in General Adult Psychiatry

UK based applicants

  • Experience of working in General Adult Psychiatry
  • Within 12 months of completing CCT
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