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Specialty Doctor - Perinatal Psychiatry (supporting CESR)


Apply for a Full Time Specialty Doctor in Perinatal Psychiatry job within established NHS team working in a community perinatal setting. This is a great opportunity for an experienced perinatal psychiatrist who is looking for a job within a service where they can establish themselves in the NHS, and grow their career towards being a consultant.

Section 12, AC and CESR will be supported. 

This is also a very exciting time to be joining 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 Community Perinatal Team (CPT) is a new service that has been funded by NHS England through the Perinatal Community Services Development Fund.

The CPT is about to expand further in line the NHSE Long Term Plan, creating several new posts including funding for this post.

The community perinatal mental health team provides assessment, treatment and management of moderate – severe perinatal mental health disorders and high risk service users who have a GP in the region, during the perinatal period (antenatal and for up to 12 months postnatally – due to expand to 24 months under new service expansion)

The Community Perinatal Team works closely with the regional Mother and Baby Unit (MBU) which is a newly refurbished 7 bedded (with 7 cots) facility. The unit is currently commissioned for an average occupancy of 5.7 women and their babies. Mothers can be considered for admission from 32 weeks pregnancy through to 1 year postpartum. The site is an accredited MBU with the Perinatal Quality Network (PQN) which sets national standards for inpatient mother and baby units. It is anticipated that the Community Perinatal Team will shortly begin the accreditation process the PQN, having already become a member of the Network and had successful peer reviews in 2017 2018 and 2019.

The region represents one of the finest areas in the UK in which to live. 

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. 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).

As a new member of the team you will receive mentoring and support from medical leads as well as access to a large peer group of enthusiastic and high-caliber Specialty Doctors and 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 in Perinatal Psychiatry
Non-EEA Candidates: 
  • MRCPsych
  • Experience in Perinatal Psychiatry
UK based applicants 
  • Experience in Perinatal Psychiatry

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