Consultant Psychiatrist - Eating Disorders - Epsom, Surrey

Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year Plus £149 fringe Allowance - pro rota for 8PAs
Closing date
11 Jun 2023

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Job summary

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is a General Medical Council (GMC) sponsor employer

This opportunity is open to UK based and International candidates.

The Eating Disorders Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist is within the highly regarded CARE Accredited and nationally achieving, Surrey-wide Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders Service. This is a highly attractive post and you will be joining our thriving, happy and well established multi-disciplinary team.

You will be required to be aware of the Access and Waiting Times Agenda for community Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders Services across England and the intended New Care Models Agenda for Surrey, Sussex and Kent that will focus on the shortening of specialist tier 4 admissions.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to enhance the established acute focus of the service and someone who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment with a wide variety of clinicians who are very proud of the work that they do. Part of the role will include liaison with the 5 acute hospitals who may at times be caring for medically unstable young people.

Main duties of the job

To provide a diagnostic, assessment and treatment service for children and adolescents with Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, ARFID and Binge Eating Disorder. To lead on the new Acute Hospital Liaison pathway, interfacing with the five Paediatric Wards in Surrey. The successful candidate will also provide input, where needed, to the Enhanced Pathway, which aims to reduce hospital admissions by providing additional support to patients at home.

You will have:
  • A recognised basic Medical Degree and MRCPsych or equivalent
  • Full Medical Registration (GMC) with a Licence to Practice
  • Approved Clinician Status and approval under Section 12 of the Mental Health Act

Our offer:
  • Salary: NHS Consultant Grade �88,364 - �119,133 + �149 fringe, + on-call payments
  • GMC Sponsorship
  • Relocation allowance: up to �8000 *subject to policy requirements
  • Sponsorship for international candidates: up to �3199
  • Recruitment premia �15,000 over 3 years *subject to policy requirements
  • NHS Pension: employers contribution 20.68% from day one
  • Subsidised nursery places
  • Car Scheme: tax saving up to �6,000
  • Discounted Nuffield Gym Membership
  • Generous annual leave

About us

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in Surrey and North East Hampshire. We also provide social care services for people with a learning disability in Croydon and ASD and ADHD assessment services in Hampshire.

We actively seek to engage people who use our services and our communities in improving the mental wellbeing of the local population. We work closely with other NHS and voluntary sector organisations who provide services and support people who use services and carers.

Surrey is a beautiful county lying just 30 minutes away from Central London and from the South Coast.

Our historic market towns and bustling districts are enveloped in wonderful countryside, and our excellent road and rail networks bring the rest of the country withing easy reach.

For international travel, both Gatwick and Heathrow airports are nearby.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To promote the development of close and effective working relationships with colleagues in allied agencies, notably childrens services and education, paediatricians, commissioners and GPs.
  • To record clinical activity accurately and comprehensively both in case records and supporting data entry for service data systems
  • To provide health information to other agencies where appropriate in accordance with the Trusts confidentiality and information sharing policies.
  • To take part in emergency out of hours rota which provides back-up for junior doctors and professionals involved in the assessment of young people seen in A&E (see on call section below).

  • To receive regular clinical and managerial supervision as per the Trust policy of Supervision
  • To undertake all necessary statutory and mandatory training
  • To keep updated with latest research and participate with research as appropriate and as negotiated through Job Planning

  • To undertake the administrative and managerial duties associated with the care of his / her patients.
  • To have knowledge of the NHS England Eating Disorders Agenda as stated in the NHS England Access and Waiting Time (AWT) Guidance.
  • To cover colleagues during daytime hours, supporting annual leave and absences for short term sickness and study leave as far as possible.

Person Specification



  • Approved Clinician Status and approval under Section 12 of the Mental Health Act
  • Experience of working at a consultant level



  • A recognised basic Medical Degree and MRCPsych or equivalent
  • Full Medical Registration (GMC) with a Licence to Practice
  • Eligibility for inclusion on the GMC Specialist Register or CCT in
  • appropriate specialty (or within 6 months at time of
  • Interview/Assessment) or equivalent
  • Management qualification or evidence of an interest in developing
  • leadership skills

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust



St Ebbas, Hook Road


KT19 8QJ

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