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Consultant in General Adult Inpatient Psychiatry

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 plus £2,162 per annum london weighting allowance
Closing date
4 Oct 2023
Goodall Division, Hillingdon Mental Health

We are looking for a full-time Consultant Psychiatrist to join our Team at Frays Ward. This is an inpatient, male only an acute adult unit located at the Riverside Centre, Hillingdon Hospital.

This post presents a wonderful opportunity and exposure to a wide range of clinical settings, and genuinely interesting and rewarding clinical practice for all clinicians looking to develop or wanting to share their expertise.

Applicants must be on the GMC Specialist Register or be within 6 months of obtaining CCT at the time of interview.

We offer a generous annual leave entitlement, the NHS pension scheme and other financial benefits, such as Recruitment and Retention premia for up to 30K, Relocation package for up to 8K and a range of lifestyle benefits, such as staff discounts, discount on the purchase and the lease of new cars.

We are also committed to providing opportunities for flexible working. If you would like to work differently or different hours to as advertised, please get in touch to discuss this in more detail.

Further Information & Arrangements to visit:

Dr Mellisha Padayatchi, Clinical Director


T: 01895 484 795

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an enthusiastic and innovative individual, able to work integrally with the Ward Team and collaborate with other stakeholders.

This is an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated individual looking to progress their career, to provide clinical and strategic leadership to the Frays Ward team, supported by an active network of peer consultants.

In Hillingdon, we pride ourselves on our collaborative approach with other providers within the Borough and we are proud of our staff survey results, which showed an improvement in motivation and satisfaction levels of our staff.

About us

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL) is one of the largest trusts in the UK, caring for people with a wide range of physical and mental health needs. We have approximately 7,000 staff that provide healthcare to a third of London's population and across wider geographical areas, including Milton Keynes, Kent, Surrey and Hampshire.

As a Foundation Trust we involve service users, carers, the public, staff and partner organisations in the way that we are run and our future development.

Our catchment area spans diverse communities, with over 100 first languages spoken. It contains areas of great affluence as well as areas of much deprivation. We are committed to providing services that meet the needs of the people who use them, and we actively encourage involvement from local people who can help make a difference.

Our organisation that is passionate about equality, diversity and inclusion one that prides itself in developing the leadership capabilities of its employees, looking after their health and wellbeing, creating safe spaces for staff to speak up and providing opportunities to mentor and be mentored.

We offer flexible working too, which can fit around family and caring responsibilities, or training and development.

If you are interested in becoming a member of our Foundation Trust please visit our website.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will have principal duties to provide clinical care to Hillingdon patients admitted to Frays Ward, Riverside Centre.

Provide leadership for the performance and culture of the ward, ensuring best practice is employed across the facility, and that the Trusts quality and productivity targets are met.

To participate in quality improvement and service evaluation projects and will be encouraged to undertake any research which may be relevant to either short or long-term service improvement.

To provide overall clinical leadership for the Ward Multidisciplinary team as well as direct clinical assessments and consultations for the Team, including the following:

Attendance at the daily bed management meeting.

Daily whiteboard attendance.

Attending weekly borough bed management meetings.

Datix/quality agenda huddle.

Leadership role in the QI (Quality Improvement) agenda.

Regular meeting with the matron and ward manager to address quality and staffing issues.

Responding to family and carers within reasonable time frames. The consultants time on the ward should be allocated by a booking system to ensure that reviews occur in a timely manner and patients and families are aware of the expectations.

Line management and clinical supervision of junior and higher trainees and specialty doctors on the ward.

Medical input, consultation and clinical leadership to the ward, and overall clinical responsibility for patients admitted to the unit.

Medical input and leadership in care planning and risk assessment for patients subject to the care planning (CPA) process.

Clinical supervision of Trainee, Foundation Year and Specialty Grade doctors working with the team.

Responsible Clinician responsibilities with attendance at and report-writing for Mental Health Tribunals and Managers hearings.

Regular clinical liaison with the Community Consultants in the Psychological Medicines (A+E Liaison), Community Mental Health Teams and the Home Treatment Team to ensure timely discharge of patients.

RC and AC responsibility reverts back to the community consultants upon discharge from the ward.

Person Specification

Other attributes


  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Leadership and management skills
  • Sound organisational skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of issues relating to equality & diversity


  • Evidence of evidence based medicine training, teaching and implementation.
  • Training and experience of relevant therapies
  • Demonstration of ability to innovative practice and service improvement

Educational and professional qualifications


  • Primary Medical Degree
  • Full GMC Registration with a Licence to Practice
  • Section 12 MHA Approved
  • Approved Clinician status
  • Inclusion on the Specialist Register or CCT expected within 6 months of interview date


  • MRCPsych (or equivalent)
  • Higher degree (MSc, LLM, MD or PhD)
  • Management and leadership training.

General knowledge/ experience & core skills


  • Experience of assessment and treatment of mental disorders in an acute psychiatric setting
  • Experience of working in multidisciplinary teams
  • Experience of CPA approach
  • Experience and Training in Health Service Management
  • IT skills
  • Evidence of completed clinical audit/quality improvement projects
  • Evidence of undergraduate and postgraduate trainee teaching


  • Experience of service development/business planning
  • Experience of Triage/Assessment model of acute care
  • Completed research projects
  • Publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • High level knowledge of planned developments at a national level to improve efficiency and deliver quality services
  • Experience of teaching non-medical staff/carers

Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust


Riverside Centre

Pield Heath Rd



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