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Consultant in Psychiatrist - General Adult Psychiatry


Job Description

An outstanding NHS Trust are seeking experienced General Adult Psychiatrists to join one of the top performing NHS Mental Health Trusts in the UK. This is a great opportunity for experience General Adult Psychiatrists who want 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.

This is a very exciting time to be join the trust following a recent achievement of outstanding with their CQC rating and being one of just five mental health and learning disabilities NHS trusts in England to hold an outstanding rating.


Over the years the quality of the mental health services and the achievements of the staff have been recognised nationally including the “Mental Health Trust of The Year Award” for 2020 at the Health Service Journal Awards.

In a recent NHS Staff Survey the trust achieved the best score for safety culture amongst mental health and learning disabilities trusts throughout the country. The staff have also said that they would recommend the trust as a place to work and as a place for their friends and family to receive care. They are driven by our values. If you believe in Respect, Kindness and a Positive outlook then you'll be right at home.


The post is based with the Community Mental Health Service. This involves providing clinical leadership, offering diagnostic assessments and treatment to service users with severe, complex, and high risk psychiatric conditions.

Adult Community Mental Health Teams operate from two clinical team bases. Both teams provide a range of community based services, including outpatient clinics based on recovery care pathways. The teams provide assessment and treatment to people with complex or severe mental health conditions in HONOS clusters of care 5-17. This includes service users formerly supported by the Assertive Outreach Team and the Community Personality Disorder Services, and those with a diagnosis of ADHD. The Wellbeing team provides assessment and psychological treatment to people with common mental health conditions in HONOS clusters of care 1-4. The wellbeing team is based in Primary Care and requires psychiatric input from the post holder according to the catchment area of the GP practice.

Adult community teams currently support approximately 1500 patients, approximately 400 of whom are subject to CPA. The service receives approximately 16 referrals every week. The post-holder carries in the caseload 4 patients on CTO and 2 on conditional discharge currently. The overall caseload for the post is about 330 service users as a responsible clinician considering clients with a care coordinator; patients under the care of trainees or the specialty doctor and under his/her direct care. The service users followed up in the outpatient clinic are on standard level of care. They attend a weekly multidisciplinary meeting where they can communicate about clinical and administrative matters.

The post holder will be responsible for the assessment and treatment of people of working age from his/her catchment area who are referred or otherwise present to secondary care mental health services. Initial triage by the Single Point of Access (SPA) determines whether the service user meets the criteria for a secondary care assessment.


Whether you want to live in London and commute, live in the country or small towns, working in this trust has something to offer. The Trust covers a mixed rural and urban area, including large and smaller towns. The area has excellent connections to London and the rest of the country. A large number of psychiatrists working in the trust choose to commute from London, some locations can be reached from London in 17 – 30 minutes depending on the locality. By car from several parts of North London the commute is under 30 mins.

The trust is a situated in beautiful county with picturesque, rural villages and a number of lovely, vibrant towns and garden cities. Ranked in 2016, by uSwitch Better Family Life Index, as the best place to raise a family, The region scored highly on top exam results, good pay prospects, high employment rates, fast broadband and better weather than other towns in the Index! It is also well known for its excellent schools, stunning countryside and fantastic local facilities which provide plenty of opportunities to relax and enjoy yourself away from work.

There are three major roads going North-South (the M1, the A1 and the A10). In addition the M25 passes through. Train services are also excellent with the journey time to London from some towns is less than 20 - 30 minutes. Education is of a high standard. Currently more than 160,000 children are educated in the county’s network of 566 schools made up of 17 nursery schools, 426 primary schools, 9 middle schools, 78 secondary schools, 27 Special Schools and 8 Education Support Centres. Exam results and SATs continue to be above the national average and the ration of pupils to teachers is among the best in the shire counties. There is also a wide range of public/private schools to choose from.


The combination of clinical practice and first-class academic connections means that medical professionals have a wide range of opportunities to develop their careers and achieve their aspirations. You will have access to leadership, teaching, educational and research opportunities for Continued Professional Develop (CPD).

If you are a new consultant you will receive mentoring and support from medical leads as well as access to a large peer group of enthusiastic and high-caliber Consultants.

In addition to the generous pension and annual leave that comes with NHS employment, the trust offers additional benefits to our staff including a salary sacrifice scheme enabling staff to drive a brand new car or purchase a new bike as well as an HMRC scheme enabling savings on registered childcare costs.

EEA Candidates: 

  • Experience of working in General Adult Psychiatry
  • Board Certified Specialisation in Psychiatry 
Non-EEA Candidates: 
  • MRCPsych
  • Consultant experience of working in General Adult Psychiatry
UK based applicants 
  • Experience of working in General Adult Psychiatry
  • Within 6 - 12 months of completing CCT
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    An opportunity for a dedicated Specialty Doctor in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry to work in London and join an Adolescent Mental Health Team that offers a dynamic and supportive environment. In 2022, the Trust was awarded an overall rating of \"Outstanding\" by the CQC. This is a great opportunity for overseas Specialists who want to establish themselves in the NHS. The post is suitable for candidates holding specialisation in the EEA, or for experienced IMGs preferably with MRCPsych.

    What is the NHS Trust like?

    Formed in April 2000, this NHS Trust has since achieved University status and authorisation as an NHS Foundation Trust, recognising its substantial contributions to research and education. Serving a population of 1.5 million across 80 community and inpatient sites, this NHS Trust operates as a leading provider of mental health and community health services. 

    In January 2022, the Trust received its third consecutive \"Outstanding\" rating from the CQC, a testament to its unwavering dedication to high-quality care. 

    Career Development & Opportunities Available

    The NHS Foundation Trust is accredited as an Investor in People employer and is consequently committed to developing its staff.  You will have access to appropriate development opportunities from the Trust’s training programme as identified within your knowledge and skills appraisal/personal development plan. The post holder will be expected to participate in training and development activities which support the objectives of the service and which will contribute to his/her own personal development plan and continuing medical education.



    • MRCPsych (desirable)
    • Experience in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
    • Specialist certification in psychiatry (desirable)
    • Experience in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
    UK based: 
    • Experience in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
    • S12 (desirable)
    • Completion of core training (desirable)
  • Consultant Psychiatrist in Eating Disorders

    An NHS Trust in the Midlands is in search of a Consultant Psychiatrist in Eating Disorders. The role is open to overseas consultants with experience or interest in Eating Disorders alongside UK middle grade doctors with S12 who have experience or interest in Easting Disorders. 

    This role will primarily focus on the severe pathway. The appointed candidate will offer direct clinical care and clinical leadership to a diverse team, comprising specialist nurses, therapists, psychologists, dietitians, therapists, social workers, and peer support workers. Additionally, there will be occasional cross-cover duties for the inpatient consultants stationed at a 15-bed inpatient unit.

    What is the NHS Foundation Trust like?
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    What is the department & team like?

    The Eating Disorders Service is a specialist, tertiary service staffed by 4.2 WTE Consultant Psychiatrists, 2.4 WTE specialty doctors, 1.0 WTE ST 4-6, 1.0 WTE CT3, and 1.0 WTE F2 doctor. This multidisciplinary team manages a range of complex cases, including patients with a BMI below 15, those with complex medical or psychiatric comorbidities, pregnant patients, and diabetic patients. Treatments provided encompass individual therapy based on psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioural, and systemic approaches. The service also offers specific pathways for patients transitioning from CAMHS, pregnant patients, and SEED patients, alongside a dedicated Clinic for Eating Disorders and Diabetes, with plans for an ARFID clinic.

    Facilities include both an outpatient service and a 15-bed regional inpatient unit, all housed in a self-contained unit on a general hospital site. Annually, the service is expected to handle a caseload of approximately 230 patients, with around 360 new referrals. The team works closely with the Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Teams, the Crisis and Home Treatment Team, and the Gastroenterology Departments at the NHS Trust. This comprehensive service, supported by significant investment through the Community Mental Health Transformation Plan, aims to deliver high-quality, specialized care to patients with eating disorders across the town they service.

    Career Development & Opportunities Available

    The NHS Trust offers extensive career development opportunities, including CESR support for international doctors seeking specialist registration and access to specialty training. The Trust encourages the development of sub-specialties in areas like eating disorders and psychodynamic therapy.

    The Trust is committed to service improvement and innovation through its transformation plan, which includes significant investment in services such as the new Community Eating Disorders Service. This dedication to growth and quality improvement creates an exciting environment for professionals aiming to contribute to meaningful changes in healthcare delivery.

    Life like in the area

    The town is an urban area with nearby rural settings, offering a diverse living environment for doctors. The city provides a mix of cultural activities, historic sites like a Cathedral, and scenic spots in the countryside. The area boasts a range of quality schools and universities. Excellent transportation links connect the city to major cities like Birmingham and London, with easy access to airports such as Birmingham Airport. The area offers a variety of housing options, from modern city apartments to charming rural homes, catering to different lifestyle preferences.


    EEA Candidates:

    • Experience of working in Eating Disorders Psychiatry (Desirable)
    • Board Certified Specialist in Adult Psychiatry 

    Non-EEA Candidates:

    • Specialist / Consultant experience in General Adult Psychiatry
    • Experience of working in Eating Disorders Psychiatry (Desirable)
    • MRCPsych (Desirable)

    UK based applicants

    • Experience of working in Eating Disorders Psychiatry (Desirable)
    • S12 (Desirable)
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    An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Specialist Grade in General Adult Psychiatry to join a trust on the south coast of England. This is a high-performing and supportive department for overseas doctors new to NHS jobs or UK-based doctors looking to advance their careers in the UK. CESR support is available.

    MRCPsych - preferred 
    S12 - preferred 
    12 years post graduate experience with 6 years in psychiatry

    What is the NHS Trust like?
    The NHS Trust provides a range of high-quality specialist mental health, learning disability, and neurodiversity services, in the South West region. The Trust is passionate about promoting good mental health and wellbeing, striving to use the expertise and resources within the organization, and through partnerships, to deliver safe, high-quality services focused on people\'s recovery.

    With an annual income exceeding £206 million, the Trust employs around 3,600 staff. Each year, it receives approximately 74,000 referrals and supports around 26,000 people every month. This passion and commitment shape the Trust\'s vision, mission, and strategy. The staff are pivotal in all activities, and the Trust is committed to fully involving them in the development of the organization and its services.

    General Adult Psychiatry Department & Team

    The Community Mental Health Services provide secondary care interventions for individuals referred by Mental Health Assessment workers and other teams, such as acute and inpatient services. The community teams manage caseloads that include individuals with a wide range of mental health difficulties and complexities, from those requiring intensive long-term care to those receiving short-term psycho-social interventions. The team collaborates constructively with various agencies within Torbay to ensure a coordinated approach to managing risk issues.

    The team comprises a full-time Clinical Team Leader, Mental Health Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, and Support Time and Recovery Workers. All three Community Mental Health Teams share an Accommodation Officer, a Personality Disorder Lead, and a Carers Support Team. The team employs a strong multidisciplinary approach, working cohesively to provide an effective and safe recovery-focused service to those referred. 

    Life in South West

    The South West of England offers both rural and urban settings, providing diverse living options. The region features stunning landscapes, including the Jurassic Coast, Dartmoor, and Exmoor, perfect for hiking and outdoor activities. There are high-quality schools and renowned universities, such as the University of Exeter and University of Bristol. Excellent transportation links include major motorways, rail services to London and other cities, and airports in Bristol and Exeter. Housing options range from urban apartments and suburban homes to countryside cottages, catering to a variety of lifestyles and preferences.

    Am I eligible for this role?

    MRCPsych - preferred
    S12 - preferred 
    12 years post graduate experience with 6 years in psychiatry - necesary 

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