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Consultant Psychiatrist - Bolton North CMHT

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum pro rata
Closing date
13 Mar 2024
Bolton Community mental health teams (CMHTs) provide multi-disciplinary assessment, treatment, and care of individuals with severe and enduring mental health problems.

They service is available to residents of Bolton, aged 16 to 70 years, with a diagnosed functional mental health problem. This typically includes service users with:
  • Schizophrenia,
  • Severe Affective Disorder,
  • Complex Personality Disorder
  • Autism Spectrum Conditions
  • ADHD

Main duties of the job

There are two CMHTs in Bolton - covering the population of North and South. These are determined by the populations of GP practices and are reviewed in line with the changing population size and profile, and patterns of referrals.

North Bolton CMHT serves the populations of the following GP practices:
  • Halliwell Surgery
  • Burnside Surgery
  • Marsden Road Health Centre
  • Waters Meeting Health Centre
  • Pike View Health Centre
  • Mandalay Medical Centre
  • Astley Centre
  • Market Surgery
  • Kildonan House

The catchment population for each Adult Psychiatrist in Bolton, including this post-holder, is 30,000, accounting for GP practice population size and profile, including, morbidity, and social deprivation, and referral patterns.

The North Bolton CMHT caseload is approximately 800 - 900 patients, shared between two Adult Community Psychiatrists. The post-holder can expect their caseload to be approximately:
  • 350 - 400 patients under Care Programme Approach (CPA) with a care co-ordinator,
  • 50 - 80 patient on non-CPA outpatient only,
  • 10 - 15 patients who are subject to a Community Treatment Order

The outpatient clinics (based at Bentley House CMHT in Wigan) are expected to receive a referral rate of 12 new patients per month from the catchment population.

It is suggested that the post-holder develop three to four clinics with one new patient and four follow-up patients in each clinic, and eventually develop emergency slots in the future.

About us

Largest mental health provider in Greater Manchester with focus on delivering excellent mental health care.

Posts across rural, suburban and urban settings.

Standard offer of 2.5 SPAs: 7.5 DCCs (pro rata).

Support for flexible and less than full-time working.

Opportunities to pursue a special interest.

The Trust is highly active in research and innovation and has links with a number of local universities consultants can engage with research from recruitment through to dedicated research time.

Clear framework for interested colleagues to develop management and leadership skills and take up positions in leadership and management.

Access to in-house training including a Recovery Academy.

Structured and supported approach to appraisal and revalidation.

Agreed process for career breaks.

Relocation package.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more details about this role and the responsibilities please see attached full Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification



  • Medical Degree


  • MRCPsych OR MRCPsych equivalent approved by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.



  • Specialist Register
  • GMC


  • Approved Clinician

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


Bentley House

Weston St



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