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Consultant Psychiatrist

West London NHS Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum plus London Weighting
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Mental health
Contract Type
Full Time
West London NHS Trust is delighted to announce the availability of a full-time substantive consultant liaison psychiatry post.

Based in West Middlesex University Hospital, the post offers an opportunity to work in a London teaching DGH. Hounslow Liaison Psychiatry Service has excellent relations with the hospital, a successful training program, and a record of service improvement and innovation.

The post-holder will join a settled, close-knit, well-led, PLAN-accredited team with 2 full-time consultants.

Care by collaboration North West London ICS emphasises liaison psychiatry's strategic importance. As experts in the mental-physical interface, our consultants are supported to lead integrated service development.

We are looking for ambitious consultants with excellent clinical and leadership skills. We welcome applications from candidates excited to work with our vibrant population and high calibre partners to deliver quality care, inspire and up-skill colleagues to meet patients' needs.

AAC interview 4/6/24, stakeholder panel 3/6/24

Main duties of the job

The post-holder will work with the liaison service team manager and fellow consultants to provide clinical expertise to the team in assessing and managing patients in the hospital.

A key aim of the service and this role is to contribute to improving the overall care in the hospital. The post-holder will develop training for hospital teams and contribute to developing hospital systems to improve patient care. This is a priority for West London Trust and our acute trust partners.

Building relationships with colleagues in the acute trust is central to our success. Candidates should have strong communication skills and a record of building partnerships with a range of professionals.

The post-holder will be a member of the trust-wide liaison psychiatry senior management team, contributing to the broader strategic developments and clinical governance of the service.

The team boasts trainees at all grades, for whom all our consultants are clinical supervisors.

About us

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse healthcare providers in the UK, delivering a range of mental health and physical healthcare and community services. The Trust runs Broadmoor Hospital, one of three high secure hospitals in the country, with an international reputation.

Our high secure services care for patients from South of England and we provide low and medium secure services across eight London boroughs. The Trust also provides mental and physical healthcare in three London boroughs (Ealing, Hounslow and Hammersmith & Fulham). We employ 4,500 staff, of whom 56% are BME. Our turnover for 2023-24 is �426m.

The Trust is rated as 'Good' overallby the Care Quality Commission. Forensic services are rated as 'Outstanding'.

The Trust is an established partner and contributor in the development of the evolving North West London Integrated Care System and the Integrated Care Board. The Trust leads the NW London Children and Adolescent Mental Health provider collaborative.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Candidate Pack provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. Please view as attached

The person specification below is not the full person specification, but outlines the criteria against which your application form will be assessed.

Person Specification



  • MBBS or equivalent medical qualification


  • Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management
  • MRCPsych
  • Additional clinical qualifications



  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practice at the time of appointment
  • GMC Specialist Register or within six months
  • MHA Approved clinician status or able to achieve within 3 months of appointment
  • MHA Section 12(2) Approval
  • Good standing with GMC with respect to warning and conditions on practice

Clinical Knowledge


  • Experience working in a range of liaison psychiatry services with excellent knowledge of speciality
  • Able to meet duties under MHA and MCA


  • Wide range of specialist experience relevant to post in NHS or comparable service

Employer details

Employer name

West London NHS Trust


West Middlesex University Hospital



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