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Perinatal Consultant Psychiatrist

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Job Description

An outstanding NHS Job opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic Perinatal Psychiatrist to join a county-wide Perinatal Psychiatry Service. There is a high level of support within the team, as well as an opportunity to work collaboratively with a range of stakeholders across services. The department is part of an NHS Trust that is rated "outstanding" overall by the CQC.

Established and launched in April 2019, the department became a county-wide service that is led by 2.0 WTE consultant psychiatrists, along with their operational lead. The team receives, on average, 20-25 referrals a week, with the most common source of referrals being from midwives. Self-referrals to the service are also accepted. Referrals are screened and triaged on a daily basis.

The post holder is expected to: 

  • Provide assessment, treatment and management of moderate – severe perinatal mental health disorders and high risk service users who have a GP during the perinatal period (antenatally and currently up to 12 months postnatally, but will expand to supporting up to 24 months postnatally).
  • Deliver joint obstetric and psychiatric antenatal clinics, and it is expected that this offer will extend to the main hospital.
  • Provide preconception advice to women with complex mental health needs
  • Provide outreach for Luton and Bedfordshire mothers on leave from the Mother and Baby Units and facilitate early discharge from the wards, and provide ongoing support.

In addition to a working for a great department, the town you'll be in is a perfect place to relocate, offering an exceptional blend of desirable characteristics. With its rich history, picturesque landscapes, diverse community, excellent educational institutions, and a wide range of leisure options, the area provides an ideal setting for individuals and families seeking a welcoming and fulfilling new home. Its convenient transport links and thriving economy further enhance the appeal, making it a truly perfect choice for relocation!

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




  • MRCPsych
  • Experience in Perinatal Psychiatry
  • Specialist certification in Psychiatry (desirable)
  • Experience in Perinatal Psychiatry
UK based: 
  • Experience in Perinatal Psychiatry
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