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Old Age Consultant Psychiatrist - CESR Supported

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Opportunity for experienced Old Age Psychiatry specialist psychiatrists to join the NHS 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 Community Child 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.

The NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of mental health, learning disability and neurological care services across the North East and North Cumbria. They employ over 7,000 staff and serve a population of approximately 1.7 million providing services across an area totalling 4,670 square miles from over 60 sites across seven towns. They have a number of regional and national specialist services. The Trust has a budget of more than £350 million a year.

The NHS Foundation Trust believe that any modern organisation has to reflect all the communities and people it serves, in both service delivery and employment, and tackle all forms of discrimination. They provide a diverse range of specialist and generic health care services to both children and adults, their families and carers and they have a number of regional and national specialist services. 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.

The Trust provides a wide spectrum of mental health, learning disability, neuro- rehabilitation, forensic and substance misuse services as well as other specialist services. The Trust has several nationally renowned services, including specialist services for adults with refractory mental illness, mental health services for young people with a learning disability; forensic services and learning disability services; psychotherapy services, neuropsychiatry; a mother and baby inpatient service and drug and alcohol services for both adults and young people.


The Old Age Psychiatry Team (Memory Assessment and Management Service) provides assessment and initial diagnosis to patients of all ages where there is a suspected dementia. It operates across Newcastle and North-Tyneside. The team works closely with the older adults Community Treatment Teams (CTT), which covers Newcastle North and East; Newcastle West; and North Tyneside. The department includes a specialist Dementia. The team receives approximately 100 referrals per month for patients who are low-complex, and where there is a high likelihood of a dementia diagnosis. Most new referrals are seen by nurses, discussed at the daily MDT meeting, and then offered a diagnostic appointment with a doctor, senior nurse or psychologist.

The Young Onset Dementia Team provides specialist follow up for people living with dementia aged under 65. It is a well-established multi-disciplinary team within Older Adults Community Services, and the sessions allocated provide opportunities for specialist assessment and support for this group of patients, and the chance to develop greater integration with the Old Age Psychiatry Team. Most appointments will be conducted in the out-patient setting, but home visits are also offered for patients based on their clinical need. Referrals are reviewed at a daily triage meeting and new assessments are allocated to the most appropriate member of staff.

The post holder will be expected to see more complex new patients (approximately 1 per week), conduct diagnostic appointments (approximately 10 per week) and to lead the MDT meeting (2 per week). 
The post-holder is expected to be committed to delivering excellence in clinical care, provide medical leadership to and work effectively with the multidisciplinary MAMS service and Young Onset Dementia teams, promote the safety and well-being of the patients we serve, and to respect the rights and the dignity of patients.


This city in the North East, is one of the most iconic cities in Britain, famous for its industrial heritage, popular nightlife. The city is one of the UK Core Cities, as well as part of the Eurocities network. According to the ONS, the city had a population of 293,000 in 2015. The wider region is a historic country which is situated directly North and includes the great market towns and coastal aread. It is also home to the Northumberland National Park, home to England’s cleanest rivers, clearest air and darkest skies, the stunning Northumberland Coast, with its picturesque coastline known for walking, cycling, water sports and birdwatching opportunities.

This lively city certainly has heaps to offer, ensuring that living in here will appeal to many different people. It offers its locals a wide range of outstanding property types, some outstanding activities to indulge in, top schools and some very good shopping spots. 

Situated in the rain shadow of the North Pennines, Newcastle is amongst the driest cities in the UK. The city can have cool to cold winters, though usually warmer than the rural areas around it, and the winters are often compensated for by warm summers, with very long daylight hours in the summer months, longer than all other major English Cities. 



  • MRCPsych
  • Experience in Old Age Psychiatry
  • Specialist certification in Old Age Psychiatry
  • Experience in Old Age Psychiatry
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  • Experience in Old Age Psychiatry
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