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Middle Grade in Learning Disability Psychiatry

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Job Description

An excellent opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic Middle Grade Doctor in Learning Disability Psychiatry to join dynamic and forward Mental Health Service in Wales. The department is committed to the continued development of a medical workforce which delivers integrated evidence based services and actively engages in continued service improvement to drive and deliver safe and high standard services. The Mental Health Service has an excellent track record, and has won national prizes from the Royal College of Psychiatry award for its dedication to improve adult mental health services.

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


The University Health Board provides healthcare services to a population across West Wales. The Health Board provides Acute, Primary, Community, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities services via General and Community Hospitals, Health Centres, GP's, Dentists, Pharmacists and Optometrists and other sites. Integrated health boards are a key first step in creating a world class NHS in Wales. The Health Board has 11,000 members of staff provide primary, community, in-hospital, mental health and learning disabilities services for around 384,000 people across a quarter of the landmass of Wales. 

The University Health Board have always aimed to provide safe and timely care for their patients. The Health Board continuously make improvements in order to be better. The Health Board partners with the local government and the third sector to improve local care services and ensure that the right care is provided in the right place, at the right time.

The Health Board shape the identity of their organisation and act as a guiding light for their employees. They aim to be an enjoyable and fulfilling place to work at.


The Department provides specialist healthcare to adults who have a diagnosed learning disability. The team is committed to providing evidence-based, safe, and effective care that is centred on each person's individual needs and delivers clear outcomes. The service they provide include specialist assessment and support for people with complex and challenging needs, enabling people to access a range of services to keep them healthy, and a range of initiatives to reduce and overcome the health inequalities that can be experienced by people with learning disabilities.

The team works closely with a range of partners, including social care, GPs, voluntary sector, and user-led organisation. They also work with other health professional across the health board to ensure services are accessible for people with a learning disability and that we provide whole person care. The department consists of learning disability nurses, occupational therapist, physiotherapist, speech and language therapist, psychologist, psychiatrist, behaviour practitioners and social workers.


The University Health Board is in an area wherein there are excellent choice of schools and very reasonable property prices while having a picturesque countryside view. Two national parks on your doorstep, the National Botanic Gardens of Wales and some of the longest and most beautiful beaches in the UK. West Wales provides wonderful lifestyle opportunities.

There are other activities such as climbing and mountain biking, as well as walking, surfing, fishing, sailing and hiking. There are also excellent road and rail connections to Cardiff, London and the larger cities. Wales has a low crime rate and is a safe and friendly place to live and work.


The Health Board has University status with strong links to other Universities to develop and strengthen multi-profession teaching. This initiative programme aims to engage and capture the enthusiasm and commitment of their up and coming clinicians in Wales in addressing Prudent Health Cares. 

They have an 8-room Clinical Research Facility with state of the art facilities that opened in 2012 and new initiatives involve BioBanking, EU Lead for telemonitoring at scale and new Clinical Research Fellowships.


EEA Candidates:

  • Experience of working in Learning Disability Psychiatry
  • Board Certified Specialist in Learning Disability Psychiatry

Non-EEA Candidates:

  • Experience of working in Learning Disability Psychiatry
  • Full MRCPsych UK
  • Eligibility for GMC registration
  • OET or IELTS (candidates who have booked their test and have good levels of English will be considered)

UK based applicants

  • Experience of working in Learning Disability Psychiatry
Overseas doctors with interests in entering specialty training programmes and working towards CCT are urged to apply for these fantastic posts in beautiful locations across the UK.
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