Specialty Doctor-General Adult Community-Psychiatry CMHT

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£51,000 to £80,000 a year per annum
Closing date
14 Jun 2023
The post holder will work with the CMHT at Cromwell House as a consultant psychiatrist, providing clinical leadership to the team. This will involve assessing new patients, managing patients on standard and enhanced CPA with severe and enduring mental health conditions and developing appropriate management plans. It would be anticipated that this would be about 4 outpatient clinics per week, plus urgent OP appointments as required. The post has a full-time speciality doctor position attached to it The role includes attending the weekly meeting with the CMHT, taking part in CPA meetings and conducting home visits. The post holder would be expected to see emergency assessments following a duty assessment (by care co-ordinator rota) and would also be expected to engage in Section 12 MHA work for patients allocated to their teams.

Main duties of the job

  • The post holder will be encouraged to attend the weekly MRCPsych teaching course at least 4 times a year. This is the weekly academic course for trainees which combines a case conference, journal club, and expert teaching. The post holder will also be encouraged to attend training for SAS doctors organised by the Trust and HEE.
  • They will be involved in undergraduate teaching for medical students from Manchester University Medical School. There will be an opportunity for involvement in Themed Case Discussions and to become an OSCE examiner.

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH) is one of the leading mental health trusts in the UK.

Serving a population of 1.2 million people, the Trust employs around 6,400 people who make a difference across 160 locations. Situated in one of the most exciting and affordable cities in Europe, GMMH provides community and inpatient mental health care, alongside substance misuse services across the North West.

GMMH is one of the most active research trusts in the UK, with one of the highest levels of recruitment to clinical trials for mental health. This puts our staff and service users at the leading edge of new mental health treatments.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

The Trust provides a range of specialist services including prison in reach across the North of England, a specialist centre for mental health and deafness and in patient perinatal mental health care.

We have been rated 'Good' overall by the Care Quality Commission. Our substance misuse services and leadership were rated as 'Outstanding'.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will review and manage new and existing patients as part of the Cromwell house CMHT
  • Diagnose and formulate management plans.
  • Assessment and management of risk including of vulnerability, suicide risk, risks to health and safety and risk of harm to others.
  • Become involved in Mental Health Act work
  • Work in a collaborative way with multidisciplinary teams including external partners.
  • Work in partnership with psychiatrists from partner providers such as Forensic and Rehabilitation Psychiatrists.

Person Specification



  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.



  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of appointment.
  • Approved under S12 OR able to achieve with 3 months of appointment

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


32 Cromwell House



M30 0GT

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