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Consultant Psychiatrist in Community Old Age Psychiatry - Fenland

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 pro rata per annum
Closing date
28 May 2024

Job Details

Salary �88,364.00 to �119,113.00 per annum plus �20,000 Recruitment and Retention Premium (T& Cs apply)

CPFT are inviting enthusiastic and dedicated Old Age Psychiatrists to apply for a number of posts in our community based services to provide excellent care to the population of Cambridgeshire.

Four posts are available across Peterborough and Fenland , including a post in the Peterborough based Crisis Team for older people. All of our Consultant posts open up research and developmental opportunities for applicants. We will support the implimentation of hybrid working where possible.

The Community facing services in CPFT for older people are managed within the Older People and Adult Community Directorate, OPAC. Our integrated model of care brings together staff delivering physical healthcare and mental healthcare for the elderly, and during the current Covid epidemic it has proven its benefits.

A key focus for the delivery of community care are integrated, multidisciplinary, multi-agency neighbourhood teams (NTs).

More information about CPFT can be found

More information about the Cambridgeshire University Department of Psychiatry can be found

Main duties of the job


To lead the multidisciplinary team in providing excellent psychiatric care

To provide assessment, diagnosis, and treatment plans.

To lead weekly MDT meetings and ensure prompt reviews of acutely unwell patients

To work closely with the CRHTT OP, community teams and liaison services as patients move between these teams

Cambridgeshire offers a variety of recreational pursuits and stunning countryside, and a wide range of cultural activities, and is well connected via excellent road and rail links.

The Trust is actively involved in clinical research and would encourage candidates to participate in research activities.

About us

CPFT is a health & social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion to improve the health & wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting & empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community. These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, Social care, Research & Development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision & values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people & members of our BAME & LGBTQ+ communities.

For further information on CPFT please visit our website

Job description

Job responsibilities

The successful candidate will work alongside community-based consultant colleagues to provide medical leadership for an experienced multi-disciplinary mental health team delivering assessment and treatment for patients with both functional and organic illness. The post holder will have a key role in developing links with the wider MDT and with colleagues in primary care.

Inpatient care and medical input into the Older Peoples Crisis Team is provided by consultant colleagues within the acute care system and the post holder will work closely with them and with the colleagues within the liaison service to ensure care is well co-ordinated.

The job plan is flexible to take account of clinical and professional interests, including time within the job plan for suitably qualified and motivated individuals to develop interests such as teaching and research.

During 2020 we responded swiftly to the need for remote working, and now deliver the bulk of clinical assessments and all MDT team meetings via approved secure video platforms.

Person Specification



  • Entry on the GMC Specialist Register
  • MRCPsych (or equivalent).
  • S12/ AC approved
  • CCT in relavent specialty


  • MD or PhD



  • experience of working in a community facing team


  • Experience of research and service development
  • Clinical training and experience in delivery of psychotherapy modalities



  • First-hand experience of developing services in a constantly changing environment and to budgetary restraints would be an advantage.
  • Candidates need to be effective teachers and trainers and be able to guide their own continuing education and training.

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust



Benwick Road


PE15 0UG

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