Specialty Doctor in Perinatal Mental Health

Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust
£52,530 to £82,400 per annum
Closing date
17 Dec 2023
Previous Applicants Need not Apply

Specialty Doctor in Perinatal Mental Health

Salary: 52,530 - � 82,400 (dependent upon service)

Post: Specialty Doctor in Perinatal Mental Health

1 x Post (10 PAs)

Base: Willenhall Primary Care Centre, Coventry

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust (CWPT) invites applications for a full time Specialty Doctor in Perinatal Psychiatry to join our small and able team of doctors providing comprehensive perinatal mental health services.

CWPT provides Mental Health, Learning Disability and Community services to over one million people living in Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull and seeing on average around 5000 patients every day. Rated good by the CQC, the Trust is an organisation that is continuously improving and we welcome interest from individuals who want to make a difference.

We believe that high quality doctor appointments are key to providing quality services and ensuring good clinical leadership continues and builds. We are looking for self-motivated, enthusiastic, forward-thinking individuals who can work within the Trust and with partners to develop a dynamic, responsive, and patient centred service.

Main duties of the job

Assessing and treating women with mental health problems who are pregnant or up to one-year post-partum. You'll work as part of the team and will be expected to liaise closely with maternity services at our three acute hospitals, primary care, and secondary care mental health services.

This post is full-time (7 PAs in Direct Clinical Care and 3 PAs in Supporting Professional Activities). The current expectation is that the post-holder will participate in the Psychiatry on call rota across the region for SAS doctors / ST 4-6 with a frequency of one in eight. Covering general adult and older adult Psychiatry inpatient and community as well as Learning Disabilities.

About us

At Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust (CWPT), we deliver a wide range of physical, mental health, learning disability and autism services, and are proud to serve communities across Coventry, Warwickshire and beyond.

We put 'people at our heart' this ethos is at the centre of everything we do and how we do it. We care for our staff and colleagues as much as they care for others and offer a wide range of benefits and development opportunities.

These include:
  • generous annual leave entitlement which increases during your time with us
  • excellent learning and development opportunities, including apprenticeship frameworks, distance learning, internal training, coaching and mentoring, and much more
  • salary sacrifice schemes for lease car/ vehicle, Cycle to Work, home and electronics, gym membership and more
  • discounts with a range of retailers, restaurants and entertainment venues through our Employee Assistance Programme and NHS discount schemes
  • wellbeing support, including an in-house counselling service, external helpline and more
  • staff networks and support group

We're always on the lookout for people who share our passion for improving the lives and wellbeing of people in our community, as well as our values of compassion, collaboration, excellence, integrity and respect.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.

As a teaching Trust with close links to Warwick & Buckingham Medical Schools the post holder will be expected to take part in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.

The post holder will be a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, or having an equivalent postgraduate qualification in Psychiatry, full GMC Registration, and eligibility for inclusion on the Specialist Register in psychiatry (or within 6 months of completing CCT). The post holder must also be eligible for Approved Clinician Status and be Section 12 approved.

The post holder must have a valid driving license or access to an appropriate means of independent transport commensurate with travelling required to fulfil the role.

For an informal chat or to arrange a visit, or join us on an MDT virtually, please contact:

Dr Theresa Xuereb, Consultant Psychiatrist in Perinatal Mental Health - theresa.xuereb@covwarkpt.nhs.uk or 079566 74856

Person Specification



  • Full GMC Registration



  • 4 years full time postgraduate training in psychiatry (or equivalent) gained on part time or flexible basis)
  • 2 years' experience in General Adult Psychiatry

Employer details

Employer name

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust


Willenhall Primary Care Centre

Remembrance Road



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