General Adult Speciality Doctor in Psychiatry - HMP Berwyn

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
£51,379 to £80,331 a year pro rata per annum
Closing date
23 Jun 2023
Job summary

The post holder will be responsible for providing psychiatric input into the care of people open to HMP Berwyn.

This is a post dedicated to the Mental Health needs of the prisoners in HMP Berwyn. BCUHB is responsible for meeting the health and wellbeing needs of the prison population. The prison will be a Category C training prison for sentenced adult and young adult men. There will be a resettlement function for prisoners from North Wales. The prison will also have a remand facility for 200 un-sentenced, adult and young adult men within the total capacity of 2,106. The prison will receive remand prisoners from courts within North Wales. An exercise has identified on average 107 remand prisoners in custody from the North Wales courts. These include adult males and young adult males (18+); this figure has remained static for some time and is not expected to change significantly in the near future. In order to accommodate the remand prisoners, the prison will be built to Category B security standards.

In terms of the provision of health and wellbeing services it is important to recognise that while the population of the prison is 2,106, there is a significant number of prisoners who will flow through the prison, either remands or transfers. Its estimated effect is such that the health needs are calculated upon a population of 2,964 prisoners.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide specialist psychiatric assessment, treatment and management for prisoners of all ages in HMP Berwyn. The post holder will be based within HMP Berwyn and will work closely with the consultant psychiatrists and the wider MDT.

The post holder working closely with the consultant psychiatrists may liaise with other hospitals in case of the need for admission.

The post holder will have access for advice from senior colleagues in Adult Psychiatry, Forensic and Older People Mental Health.

The post holder expected to carry out risk assessment for prisoners and complete the appropriate reports. The post holder is expected to be familiar with the Welsh Mental Health Measure and the Welsh Mental Health Act.

About us

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and 'Proud to Lead' competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the \Disability Confident Employer scheme.

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job Description and Personal Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply Now to view in Trac.

Person Specification



  • Full Registration with the General Medical Council.
  • Minimum of four years (full time or equivalent) in postgraduate training in the UK or equivalent EEA training. At least two years training must be in the relevant specialty or recognised equivalent training (this is defined as the successful completion of the Foundation programme, followed by either successful completion of ST1 and ST2 or CT1 and CT2 or as a FTSTA or its recognised equivalent).


  • Postgraduate Qualifications
  • MRCPsych or equivalent
  • Section 12(2) Approved



  • General medical skills


  • 2 years' experience in Adult / Forensic psychiatry
  • Experience in adult psychiatry for a minimum of 1 year.

Management & Audit


  • Experience of Clinical Audit


  • Evidence of ability to contribute to service management

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