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Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist, Lancaster

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum
Closing date
3 Jun 2024
Consultant Psychiatrist - Perinatal Psychiatry, Lancaster (10PA)

*Golden Hello payment Payable*

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

We are seeking to recruit a substantive Consultant Psychiatrist to work as part of the Specialist Perinatal Community Health Team (SPCMHT) based at East Barn, Lancaster. This post is full time (10 PAs).

The successful applicant would be expected to contribute to the Consultant On Call rota, for which additional remuneration would be paid.

Main duties of the job

Consultant Psychiatrists are expected to deliver both obstetric liaison, psychiatric outpatient clinics and Home visits. The majority of each cluster's work will be a combination of antenatal care and care of postnatal mothers. The antenatal care will take place in the antenatal clinic settings in maternity, at women's homes, or other locations in the community as is convenient for the mother. Consultations can also be undertaken via telemedicine, the trust being an early adopter of Attend Anywhere, whose use has increased since the pandemic.

Postnatal care from the Specialist Perinatal CMHT could take place in a number of settings including home visits, CMHT bases, community assets, essentially as close to home as is required as well as by telemedicine.

The SPCMHT's are multidisciplinary teams within the specialist network.

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.

Check out our twitter accounts for examples of some exciting things we are working on via @LSCFTMedics and @LSCFTMedEd

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 approved or within 3 months
  • AC status or within 3 months



  • Knowledge, skills and experience relevant to this post

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust


East Barn

Ashton Road



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