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Consultant Psychiatrist - General Adult Psychiatry, Preston CMHT

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum
Closing date
20 May 2024
Consultant Psychiatrist - General Adult Psychiatry, Preston Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) (10PA)

*Golden Hello payment Payable*

This post is eligible for a 5% payment of basic salary payable over 2 years

Eligibility criteria do apply. Please note that staff currently employed by the Trust would not be eligible to apply for this recruitment and retention premia.

We are excited to launch the recruitment of this substantive Consultant Psychiatrist to work as part of the Preston Community Mental Health Team, based at West Strand House, Ashton, Preston. This post is full time (10PA) and substantive. This new post has been developed following service changes.

Main duties of the job

This post is one of 8 CMHT general adult consultant psychiatrist posts (8.0 WTE) within the Central Lancashire locality. The post holder will carry no responsibility for inpatients.

A range of other professionals with varying level of expertise supports the CMHT: operational managers, nurses, clinical psychologists, social workers, pharmacists, occupational therapists, administrative and secretarial staff.

The services are delivered as part of a Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) that works with individual patients. The psychological services provided are comprehensive and include a range of assessments and treatments. The Occupational Therapy services provide a wide range of opportunities for patients.

Applicants should hold full GMC registration and be included on the Specialist register of the GMC or they should be eligible for entry to the Specialist Register within 6 months of the interview date.

It is a requirement that applicants are Section 12 Approved at the time of commencing employment and have or are eligible to have Approved Clinician Status. Remuneration will be as set out in the terms of the New Consultant Contract according to previous experience.

About us

The role:
  • At least 2.5 SPAs as standard for a full time post (we would be flexible in looking at enhancements to support other activities that support the wider ambitions of the Trust).
  • Excellent peer support group
  • Study leave budget of �3000 over 3 years or up to �5000 over 3 years for newly qualified Consultants
  • Opportunities to be a clinical supervisor
  • Relocation package available.

At our Trust, we're really keen to develop our Consultant workforce and nurture their areas of interest in a flexible way where possible. Come and have a chat with us about what your special interest or development area and build a suitable job plan with us. We also have an extremely active Medical Education department and support our Consultants in becoming Clinical & Educational Supervisors and nurturing their interests in this area. There are also opportunities to have a role in Digital Leadership if this is a passion for any of our Consultants.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification for further details about this post.

The Job Description has been submitted to the Royal College of Psychiatrists for approval.

Person Specification



  • MBBS or equivalent
  • Full GMC registration and Licence to Practise
  • On GMC Specialist Register or within 6 months
  • Section 12 approval or within 3 months
  • AC status or within 3 months

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust


West Strand House

Block C West Strand



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