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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)
  • Specialty Doctor in Forensic Psychiatry

    An outstanding opportunity for a psychiatrist to join Forensic Psychiatry Department as Specialty Doctor that has received outstanding ratings from the CQC on three occasions. You will offer psychiatric input and conduct assessments, both psychiatric and physical, for patients on two wards. One ward is a self-contained low secure rehabilitation unit situated away from the main hospital premises, while the other is a medium secure rehabilitation ward. This role offers exposure to a broad spectrum of clinical presentations, including personality, affective, anxiety, psychotic, neurodevelopmental, and substance-related disorders. Moreover, it provides a platform for developing knowledge and understanding of forensic mental health sections. This position also offers CESR support for those seeking progression within the UK NHS Jobs system.

    This is a great opportunity for overseas Specialty Doctors who want to establish themselves in the NHS, and grow their career. The post is suitable for candidates holding specialisation in the EEA, or for experienced IMGs looking to complete CESR.

    What is the NHS Trust like?

    The Mental Health NHS Trust is a leading provider of mental health service serving a population of 1.2 million. With five main inpatient sites and 25 community locations, they offer comprehensive support for both mental and physical health needs, catering to young people and adults alike. From managing phobias and anxiety to addressing conditions like bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, their services are diverse and inclusive. They integrate community health services with mental health care, enabling simultaneous treatment of conditions such as diabetes and mental health issues, promoting holistic patient care.

    Forensic Psychiatry Team & Department

    The Forensic Service enjoys a stellar reputation, earning an \'Outstanding\' rating from the Care Quality Commission. The Forensic Service delivers care in low and medium secure environments, featuring specialized facilities such as the National Stalking Clinic and the Fixated Threat Assessment Centre (FTAC). These services focus on evaluating and managing risks for prominent individuals. 

    The inpatient service consists of one acute assessment and treatment medium secure male 4 4 ward, four treatment and intervention medium secure male wards, one female medium secure ward, one medium secure and one low secure male learning disability ward, one low secure male FICU ward and 4 low secure male wards. There are currently 25 Consultant Forensic Psychiatrists in post, working with 5 senior psychiatric trainees who rotate with posts at other forensic psychiatric services in the region. There are 5 junior psychiatric trainees, coming from the UCH training schemes. The service currently employs 10 specialty doctors, working in the prisons and in the rehabilitation parts of the service.

    Life in the area

    The area offers a blend of urban and suburban living, providing both rural escapes and city conveniences. Residents can explore scenic parks or enjoy activities at different parks. The area boasts a range of quality schools and easy access to universities like Middlesex University. Transport links are excellent, with frequent trains to central London and nearby cities, as well as efficient connections to major airports. Housing options vary from historic cottages to modern apartments, catering to diverse preferences and lifestyles.

    Career Development and Opportunities Available

    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 Forensic Psychiatry (Desirable)

    Non-EEA Candidates:

    • MRCPsych
    • Experience of working in Forensic Psychiatry (Desirable)

    UK based applicants

    • Experience of working in Forensic Psychiatry (Desirable)
  • Specialist Old Age Psychiatrist

    An excellent opportunity for an experienced Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist to join an established NHS community clinic in London. The post if 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 or Consultant grade. 


    The post offered is that of Specialist Psychiatrist in Older Adult Psychiatry, working in both the community mental health team and the memory clinic. In addition to this post, three additional CMHTs make up the older adult community service for the borough. The personnel of the CMHT include: medical staff, Community Psychiatric Nurses, Occupational Therapist, and Psychiatric Social Workers. There is a Psychological Therapy Department which provides therapy for older adults and which works across CMHTs in the Borough as does the Occupational Therapy Service.

    The post holder will have responsibility for the diagnostic assessment and treatment of older adult psychiatric patients from the designated catchment area referred to and accepted by the service. Outpatient clinics and domiciliary visits in the community will constitute the majority of the direct clinical care provided by the post holder.

    This great world city is far more than just the capital of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. London is bustling, vibrant, multicultural and cosmopolitan. London is both old and new, a place where traditional pubs rub shoulders with the newest cocktail bars. Its most ancient castle is right next door to its newest skyscrapers. London\'s energy, as 8.6 million people go about their everyday lives, is tangible in every journey on the Underground, every stroll through a market and every walk along the banks of the River Thames. From the royal parks to the theatre stage, London really does have it all.

    Working as a psychiatrist in London brings a range of exciting prospects. You will have the opportunity to work in some of the best mental health trusts in the UK, who will offer you the opportunity to constantly grow your medical and scientific knowledge and skills. In London you will have the opportunity to work in a wide range of settings, and as you progress through your career, you will have more opportunity to shape the way you work; you can develop research, work part time or full time and can combine your career with a wide range of other interests.

    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:

    • 6 years experience of working in Older Adult Psychiatry

    • Board Certified Specialist in Psychiatry (desirable)

    Non-EEA Candidates:

    • MRCPsych (desirable)

    • 6 years experience of working in Older Adult Psychiatry

    UK based applicants

    • 6 years experience of working in Older Adult Psychiatry

    • S12 (desirable)

  • Specialist Grade in General Adult Psychiatry

    An NHS job opportunity is available for an ambitious and passionate General Adult Psychiatrist to join a trust rated \"Outstanding overall\" CQC. This position presents an ideal prospect for psychiatrists from overseas who aspire to establish themselves within the UK\'s NHS system and progress toward a consultant-level career. It is well-suited for candidates seeking support to achieve Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR). Doctors must have 6 years work experience after finishing core psychiatry training or equivalent international qualification to be considered for this opportunity. 

    What is the department & team like?

    The department boasts a comprehensive General Adult Psychiatry department, equipped to deliver exemplary mental health care. Staffing includes a proficient team of consultants and dedicated junior doctors committed to providing superior patient care and support. The department\'s activity is marked by a wide spectrum of cases, ranging from common mental health disorders to more complex presentations. Patients receive tailored treatment plans incorporating evidence-based therapies, medication management, and holistic approaches to ensure comprehensive care.

    Facilities within the department are modern and conducive to patient well-being, fostering an environment conducive to recovery and healing. Patients benefit from comfortable inpatient units, outpatient clinics, therapy rooms, and recreational spaces. On average, the department manages a significant caseload of general adult psychiatry cases annually, indicative of its pivotal role in addressing mental health needs within the community. The team\'s dedication to excellence and patient-centered care underscores the department\'s status as a leading provider of psychiatric services in the region.

    What is the area like?

    Location in a beautiful part of the south of England with easy links to London and Cambridge. Housing options range from historic cottages in quaint villages to modern developments, catering to diverse lifestyles. The location truly provides a balanced living experience, combining natural beauty, cultural richness, and modern comforts.



    • MRCPsych (Desirable)
    • 6 years specialist experience in General Adult Psychiatry
    • Specialist certification in psychiatry (desirable)
    • 6 years specialist experience in General Adult Psychiatry
    UK based: 
    • 6 years Specialty Doctor experience in General Adult Psychiatry

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