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Consultant Psychiatrist in Old Age Psychiatry

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£99,532 to £131,964 a year pro rata, per anum
Closing date
3 Jun 2024

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Mental health
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

It is no secret that we have an outstanding rating from the CQC, our staff survey results are one of the best in the country, that we are leaders in digital maturity and that we have a mature Quality Improvement approach to innovation and development.

What else we can offer you? Besides all of this is the chance to have time 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, and have refreshed our research strategy and are looking for enthusiastic colleagues to develop and implement our research programme.

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

If you wish to play a pivotal role in leading and developing the service, the opportunities are there. Equally if you wish to develop in this area, we are happy to support and nurture your talent to allow you to take on such roles in the future.

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



  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.
  • MRCPsych or equivalent
  • CCT in old age psychiatry or equivalent
  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of appointment.
  • Included on the GMC Specialist Register OR within six months.
  • Approved clinician status OR able to achieve within 3 months of appointment.
  • Approved under S12 OR able to achieve with 3 months of appointment.


  • Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management.
  • Additional clinical qualifications.
  • In good standing with GMC with respect to warning and conditions on practice



  • Excellent knowledge in specialty.
  • Excellent clinical skills using bio-psycho-social perspective and wide medical knowledge.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Able to manage clinical complexity and uncertainty.
  • Makes decisions based on evidence and experience including the contribution of others.
  • Able to meet duties under MHA and MCA.


  • Wide range of specialist and sub-specialist experience relevant to post within NHS or comparable service.

Employer details

Employer name

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


Berkshire Healthcare & Nhs Trust

Turing Drive



RG12 7FR

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