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Consultant Psychiatrist - Learning Disabilities Psychiatry

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An opportunity for a Consultant Psychiatrist to join an established NHSSpecialist Learning Disability Community Mental Health Team in the North West of England. 

These x2 full time NHS psychiatry vacancies would be based at one of the established LD teams across the trust, in mutual agreement on preferred site.

This is a really exciting opportunity to work with a range of adults within a passionate multidisciplinary team.

These vacancies would be suitable for either experienced UK based candidates, EEA consultants or overseas applicants with MRCPsych. 

The staff in this trust are proud of their traditions around research, education and development of the Medical Workforce. They have within their Medical workforce, the RCPsych CESR Evaluator of the year, the RCPsych NW Trainer of the Year and the RCPsych Researcher of the Year!

They have an extremely active education/teaching programme which our Consultants enjoy supporting.

The Trust specialises in secure, inpatient and community mental health services. It covers the whole of the county and employs around 7,500 members of staff across more than 420 sites, working with a multitude of partners to provide health & wellbeing services. The Trust’s vision is to provide high quality care, in the right place, at the right time, every time.


You would be joining an enthusiastic supportive team of Consultant Learning Disability Psychiatrists covering the community/outpatient teams that provide specialist assessment and care for adults with learning disabilities. 

The teams have been designed to meet RCPSYCH standards, and you will be working with RMNs, Psychologist, nursery nurses, occupational therapists, peer support workers, pharmacist and junior doctors in addition to service and team managers.

You will work with a large number of partners and stakeholders both in mental health services, universal services and specialist nurses and health visitors.

The trust operates in an area that includes the Lake District National Park with World Heritage Centre status. It provides opportunities for living in beautiful places and accessing a wide range of outdoor pursuits.

State and private schools have excellent reputations with a number of secondary and primary schools having outstanding Ofsted reports, being ranked as some of the highest in the country. Housing is affordable with many areas being significantly more competitive than the rest of the UK.

Lancashire offers a county of contrasting landscapes, with wide, open spaces, diverse heritage and plentiful food and drink, covering 3,075 km2 of England’s North West.

There is something for everyone, with countryside, canals, coast and towns. Enjoy stunning views, quiet lanes, rare wildlife and our famous Lancashire coastline.

There is the unique, wildlife rich Morecambe Bay in the north to the flat and fertile coastal plain around Ormskirk and the Ribble Estuary.

The world-famous seaside town of Blackpool with its iconic Tower in the west to the undulating fells and moorland of the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the famous Pendle Hill in the east, visitors to Lancashire are truly spoilt!

Parts of Lancashire have been voted as the best places to live in the UK by Channel 4 show Best Place to Live in the UK, including the Ribble Valley.

While most people might think Manchester, London and Leeds would be the ideal spots for people to settle down - South Ribble, an area of Lancashire just below Preston, beats them all, according to a new study.

The Lake District is known as one of the most outstanding areas of the UK, with plenty to offer to professionals and families alike. 

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. 


EEA Candidates:

  • Experience of working in Learning Disability Psychiatry

  • Board Certified Specialist in Psychiatry

Non-EEA Candidates:

  • MRCPsych

  • Experience of working in Learning Disability Psychiatry
UK based applicants: 
  • Experience of working in Learning Disability Psychiatry
  • Within 6 - 12 months of completing CCT
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