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Consultant Psychiatrist in Older Peoples Mental Health - CMHT

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 a year
Closing date
3 May 2024
We are looking for a committed and enthusiastic Consultant Psychiatrist in OPMH to join our OPMH CMHT in Winchester and Basingstoke, Mid & North Hampshire Division. The post holder will be based at Avalon House, Winchester, or Parklands House, Basingstoke, and will become part of a team of consultants working in the Community.

Why work with us?
  • Centre of excellence within Wessex research network
  • Centre for Professional Development in Mental Health, a diverse programme of high quality multi-professional courses, involving the participation of national and international experts
  • New Consultants' Development Programme' - We've established this to create a network through your first year with the Trust combining a tailored development programme and coaching with organisational understanding.
  • The Trust has adopted a strong Quality Improvement agenda and there is the opportunity for training in this methodology.
  • Protected off-site time for CPD can be incorporated as part of the job planning process.
  • Free parking at many of our sites.
  • Locally we have a relatively small but cohesive and supportive consultant group, meeting weekly with our consultant colleagues in Adult Mental Health and Older Persons Mental Health. Here, alongside business and service development agendas there is a strong peer support and clinical focus.
  • Access to an excellent local Postgraduate Academic Programme to cater for CPD requirements
  • There is also a monthly Balint Group for Senior Medical staff.

Main duties of the job

This a fantastic time to join us we need forward thinking, dynamic change agents to join our teams who would offer first class clinical leadership and clinical care across all our Mental Health Specialities and who will support is in our ongoing journey of transformation by bringing new ways looking at issues and thinking about how we deliver services.

We have a wide variety of specialties available on offer, including
  • Older Person's Mental Health - Community

In locations across Winchester, and Basingstoke.

You must be registered with a licence to practice with the GMC with a CCT in General Adult Psychiatry. or Old Age Psychiatry or MRCPsych or recognised equivalent is a requirement for this post. All applicants must have Section 12 Approval and Approved Clinician Status when taking up this post.

We're happy to discuss your specific career requirement with you and may be able to offer blended job plans, opportunities for Speciality Lead and education, training or research as well as flexible working opportunities or a more traditional 10 session role if this is what you are looking for.

About us

Southern Health is one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health and learning disabilities, as well as offering physical health community-based services.

With a workforce of more than 7000 and a footprint that spans more than 200 sites across Hampshire, we're wholeheartedly committed to providing the best possible healthcare, reaching a range of diverse communities, whilst placing patients and staff at the forefront of all our endeavours.

We are currently working closely with other NHS Trusts to integrate all our collective community, mental health, and learning disability services. Our new organisation, to be known as Hampshire and Isle of Wight NHS Foundation Trust, is set to launch in July 2024.

The transformation will happen in staggered stages Hampshire CAMHS, part of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust joined Southern Health in February 2024, with Isle of Wight NHS Trust mental health and community services transitioning in early May 2024. The final combination of Southern Health and Solent Trusts is anticipated to occur in July 2024, when the new organisation will be formed.

Our new Trust will continue to cater to the unique needs of different communities, making healthcare across the county more accessible, as well as offering staff more opportunities for career development, training and partnership working.

Join us as we embark on this exciting journey to shape the future of healthcare in Hampshire.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

Person Specification



  • Full Registration with the General Medical CouncilMRCPsych or recognised equivalentEligible for inclusion in the Specialist Register or within 12 months of CCT at time of interview. CCT in Older Persons Mental Health.Approved under section 12(2) of the Mental Health Act 1983.


  • Prior experience of Older Persons Mental HealthPrior experience of working with detained/Mental Health inpatients as senior trainee or consultant.Prior experience in please add in any other essential clinical requirements.Experience of audit and an understanding of the principles of clinical governance.

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Avalon House

Chesil Street



SO23 0HU

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