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Locum Consultant Psychiatrist - Older Adult Psychiatry

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
St Ann’s Road, London
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
27 May 2024
The post is for a part-time consultant to cover maternity leave, working 6 PAs in Haringey Older Adults CMHT. The postholder will share responsibility for medical input into the CMHT with Dr. Rosemary Humphreys (Job share, 6PAs) and Dr Uttara Mandal (6PAs), who is also lead clinician for Haringey Memory Service (4PAs). The postholder will cover the postcodes covering N8, N11 and N22. Dr. Humphreys covers East Haringey, and Dr Mandal covers the catchment area of West Haringey

Main duties of the job

The post-holder will be responsible for patients resident in North and Central Haringey. The current Consultant Psychiatrist caseload for this area is approximately 160 patients. New CMHT referral assessments are distributed amongst the team doctors according to complexity. The referral rate is up to 40 per month. The post-holder will be expected to undertake new assessments, manage and follow-up patients in the out-patient clinic and in the community. The post-holder currently holds a weekly out-patient clinic for 5 to 6 follow-up patients.

The Consultant will be responsible for the patients in their catchment area being care co-ordinated by members of the CMHT and will be expected to be involved in CPA meetings

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 Haringey Older Peoples CMHT. The role includes all work related to a Responsible Clinician.

Patient reviews, multi-disciplinary meetings, training, and the completion of relevant documentation

A willingness to be flexible in altering the timetable according to service developments.

Communication with all Haringey community teams and Haringey Adult Social Care Departments

Involvement in providing leadership and management to the service.

Liaison with Trust services and relevant non-statutory organisations

Regular liaison with the relevant in-patient Mental Health Services for older people and Care Co-ordinators.

Covering for consultant leave in the older adults CMHT and Haringey memory 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.

Education and Training

The post-holder will provide day-to-day supervision to the junior doctors in the team.

A full role in the wider academic activities of the Trust for example, attendance and participation in academic meetings, journal clubs, etc.

The consultant will provide 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.

The Trust Clinical Governance Department supports all services to undertake audit and other QIPP activities and welcomes participation in quality assurance projects.

Dr. Ilyas Mirza is Director of Research & Development for the Trust. The department is based at St. Anns Hospital. The Trust is a member of the UCL Partners Academic Health Sciences consortium.

Service Development

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

Person Specification

Qualifications and Eligibility


  • 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

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

IT Experience & Skills


  • Experience in data gathering and management
  • Basic computer skills, including ability to use e-mail and internet


  • 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

Employer details

Employer name

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust


Haringey Older Adults Community Mental Health Team

Victoria Unit, St Ann's Hospital

St Ann's Road, London

N15 3TH

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