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Consultant Psychiatrist Adult Learning Disabilty

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 a year pro rata, per anum
Closing date
23 Apr 2024
For this role we are very happy to consider both consultant and locum consultant applications.

We have an Outstanding rating from the Care Quality Commission, our staff survey results are one of the best in the country, we are leaders in digital maturity and that we have a mature Quality Improvement (QI) approach to innovation and development. We are also very popular with the trainee doctors, are viewed as extremely helpful, supportive and get excellent feedback.

For International Medical Graduates we will support you to get Section 12 and Approved Clinician status and also in the longer term via CESR we will support you to become substantive consultants on the GMC specialist register. That being said we treat all of our consultants the same and as far as we are concerned a consultant is a consultant whether they are on the specialist register or not.

For consultants there is the chance to pursue your own interests, so if they lie in R& D, QI, or management & leadership well support you.

In 2021 Berkshire Healthcare was 4th out of the 48 community and mental health trusts for the number of research projects we recruited to. We have refreshed our research strategy and are looking for enthusiastic colleagues to develop and implement the Trusts research programme.

QI the Trust is very active in terms of quality improvement. Including the opportunity to gain fully accredited QI qualifications.

Main duties of the job

Please see the attached Consultant job description together with the person specification for this role.

About us

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (BHFT) was formed in April 2001 and successfully became licensed as a Foundation Trust in May 2007. In April 2011 the community services which were previously the provider arms of NHS Berkshire East and NHS Berkshire West PCTs merged with the Trust.

The main centres of population are Reading in the West of the County and Slough in the East. Within Berkshire there are also major populations at Newbury, Wokingham in the West and Bracknell, Maidenhead, Windsor and Ascot in the East, as well and many significant urban developments in smaller towns forming essentially a single conurbation along the M4 Corridor.

Berkshire is characterised by concentrations of population and large rural areas. It includes some of the most affluent and least deprived communities in the country, but also has pockets of markedly deprived wards. The Trust is part of two Integrated Care Systems (Frimley ICS and Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire & Berkshire West ICS) and partners with six local unitary authorities.

The trust has an outstanding CQC rating.

BHFT employs over 4000 people working from more than 100 sites.

At Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, our mission is to maximise independence and quality of life. Our vision is to be the best place to give care, the best place to get care.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Consultant job description together with the person specification for this role.

Person Specification



  • Experience of
  • working in community
  • based services for
  • people with learning
  • disabilities.
  • Multidisciplinary
  • team working within
  • learning disability
  • services.
  • Ability to undertake
  • full range of
  • consultant
  • responsibilities


  • Application of evidence
  • based practice and
  • interest in clinical and
  • policy developments for
  • this care group.
  • Development of close
  • collaboration with
  • primary care services
  • Development of special
  • interest area



  • Membership or
  • Fellowship of the Royal
  • College of Psychiatrists,
  • MBChB, MBBS or
  • equivalent
  • Eligibility for Section
  • 12 (Mental Health Act)
  • Approval


  • Higher degree or
  • equivalent in relevant
  • field of medical,
  • psychological or other
  • studies
  • Section 12 (Mental
  • Health Act) Approval

Employer details

Employer name

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


St. Marks Hospital

112 St. Marks Road




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