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Locum Consultant Psychiatry- Old Age Psychiatry Enfield Memory Service

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 pro rata per annum
Closing date
26 May 2024
There is an exciting opportunity within the North London Mental Health Partnership (NLMHP) for a Consultant Psychiatrist in Old Age Psychiatry to join the Enfield Older Adult Services based at Chase Farm Hospital in Enfield. The role is based in the Enfield Memory Service for 3 days per week (6PAs, Mon-Wed) to cover planned shared parental leave for the current substantive consultant in post for a 6 month period (Mon 05.08.2024 to Fri 31.01.2025).

Please refer to the updated Job Description for this part-time (6PAs / 3 days per week) post and the Person Specifications within it.

Employment will be on a Fixed Term Contract Basis for the duration of the time period.

Interviews will take place within 2-4 weeks of the advert closing and further information will be sent to successful candidates

Main duties of the job

  • To assess and manage people with cognitive disorders in Enfield Memory Service.
  • To provide clinical and professional leadership in the service.
  • To promote the management of psychiatric patients by non-medical staff.
  • To support non-medical colleagues in working independently.
  • To take part in management activities related to the post or the wider service within which it is embedded.
  • To comply with all legal obligations covering clinical practice e.g. MHA (1983) and MCA (2005).
  • To commit to ensuring fair access to services for all.
  • To comply with procedures on reporting concerns about professional conduct or competence of medical or other colleagues.

About us

Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust is a multiple award-winning, combined mental health and community Trust providing local, regional and national healthcare services. We are one of the largest employers in North London with over 3000 staff delivering a range of mental health and community services to a population of over one million.

BEH manages the renowned North London Forensic Services (NLFS), rated as 'Outstanding' by the CQC. This service treats and cares for people within the criminal justice system who have mental health conditions.

We also provide one of the largest eating disorder services in England, as well as drug and alcohol services and mental health liaison services in North Middlesex University Hospitals Trust.

Our values and quality improvement are at the heart of everything we do, please consider joining us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical work and leadership
  • The consultant is responsible within the multi-disciplinary team for the assessment and management of people with cognitive problems in Enfield Memory Service.
  • A willingness to be flexible in altering the timetable according to service developments.
  • Communication with the Enfield Social Services Department and adherence to local Safeguarding protocols.
  • Involvement in providing leadership and management to the service.

Liaison with Trust services and relevant non-statutory organisations
  • Maintaining good relations with general practitioners and other stakeholders, e.g. Social Services Departments and Clinical Commissioning Groups.
  • The role within the memory service sits adjacent to the Community Mental Health Service for Older people, which the post holder will be expected to liaise with where patients require more intensive support due to risk concerns. There is a pathway mapped for moving patients between CMHT for older people and memory service.
  • There may be instances where liaison with the Psychiatric liaison teams in the local acute hospitals is required, to ensure the patients receive consistent care and also with the mental health for older peoples wards if a memory service patient is subsequently admitted to hospital.

Education and Training
  • Supervision of junior medical staff
  • A full role in the wider academic activities of the Trust for example, attendance and participation in academic meetings, journal clubs, etc.
  • The post holder will be involved in the provision of relevant training to the clinical teams where appropriate and within their area of expertise.
  • Opportunities exist to deliver training to undergraduate students, core trainees and higher trainees in the Trust.

Quality Improvement, Clinical Governance, Research
  • A lead role for the service in quality improvement procedures to ensure good clinical governance. Research is actively encouraged and is generally well-supported within the Trust. Enfield Memory Service actively recruits into dementia research projects, some of which are delivered within BEHMHT, and onto the Join Dementia Research (JDR) register.
  • The Trust Clinical Governance Department supports all services to undertake audit and other QIPP activities and welcomes participation in quality assurance projects.
  • Lynis Lewis is Director of Research & Development for The Partnership. Dr Artemis Igoumenou is the academic/research lead for Barnet, Enfield and Haringey.
  • Dr Reshad Malik is the ENRICH NIHR dementia research lead.

Service Development

A lead role in the assessment and development of services in partnership with other stakeholders.

Education and Training

Dr. Lubna Anwar, Director of Medical Education has responsibility for medical training and education across the Trust. The Trust has links with the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences at the Royal Free campus of the Royal Free and University College Medical School in the provision of undergraduate and postgraduate training. Core and higher trainees are from the NCL training schemes.

The higher trainee Training Program Director is Dr Uttara Mandal for BEH. Local site Royal College Tutors for Enfield is Dr Antonio Albanese for Enfield. Dr Uttara Mandal is the local Training Program Director (TPD).
Clinical leadership and medical management
The medical management of the Trust in organized according to localized Borough structures. Chief Medical Officer, Dr Vincent Kirchner is supported by a Medical Director, Dr Khalid Aziz and a Clinical Director in each Borough as well as a Clinical Director for Specialist Services. Dr Antonio Albenese is Clinical Director of Enfield.

Appraisal Lead for BEH is Dr Shamir Patel. Dr Ros Humphries is the Foundation Doctor Tutor, Dr Amina Tareen is the Undergraduate Tutor. Dr Lauren Huzzey is the SAS (staff grade/speciality doctor) tutor in the Trust.

Trust-wide Senior Medical Staff Committee

The post-holder will be a member of this committee which has a negotiating role on behalf of the consultant body. The Chief Executive and Medical Director regularly attend this meeting.

Continuous Professional Development, Appraisal and Revalidation
  • The Trust strongly supports continuing professional development of all staff. The post holder will be expected to be part of a continuing professional development peer group (see below) and to have an annual appraisal and job planning review.
  • Job planning will be done by the Clinical Director of the Service Line jointly with the local manager. A minimum of 2 hours per week is timetabled for CPD. Detailed discussion of a Personal Development Plan will take place within appraisal and job planning. There is an extensive academic programme at Chase Farm Hospital which all consultants are encouraged to attend.
  • The post holder will be appraised by the service line medical lead.
  • The Trust will provide the necessary electronic portfolio to support the process of Revalidation.
  • The post holder will be a member of the joint Haringey and Enfield Old Age Consultants peer group that meets every three months.

Study leave of a maximum of thirty days over three years is available and is concordant with Consultant appraisal and Job Planning processes

Person Specification

Qualifications and Experience


  • On the GMC Specialist Register for old age psychiatry or within six months of obtaining a CCT
  • Training and clinical expertise in assessment, diagnosis and management of older adults with cognitive impairment and mental illness. Also knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act and safeguarding procedures.
  • Full GMC Registration
  • Excellent clinical skills with experience of outpatient psychiatrist assessments
  • Section 12 Approved and an Approved Clinician
  • Registered for the Continuing Professional Development Programme in the Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • Membership of a Medical Defence Union
  • Clinical supervision skills training


  • Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists or equivalent
  • Additional degree or equivalent
  • Experience in teaching with ability to use a wide range of teaching techniques and audio-visual aids
  • Research Experience

Management & Audit


  • Experience of medical audit/Quality improvement projects
  • Management skills


  • Management qualification
  • Understanding of contracting, finance and activity monitoring

Information Technology Experience & Skills


  • Basic computer skills, including ability to use email and Internet
  • Experience in data gathering and management


  • Familiarity with Rio electronic notes

Personal Skills


  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Enthusiasm and commitment to the NHS
  • Highest level of integrity
  • Capacity to respond positively to the constantly changing NHS environment


  • UK driving licence

Service Development


  • Understanding of leadership
  • Negotiation skills
  • Understanding of equal opportunities and appropriate training


  • Experience in developing a service component
  • Demonstrable record of clinical leadership

Employer details

Employer name

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust


Enfield Memory Service

The Warwick Centre , Chase Farm Hospital, Enfield



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