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Consultant Psychiatrist in Community Mental Health Hub

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Milton Keynes
£99,532 to £131,964 Per annum
Closing date
4 Jul 2024
Community Mental Health Hub Consultant Psychiatrist, (10 PAs) + on call supplement

Our doctors say that Milton Keynes Mental Health service are good at adapting to new ways of working. They are open to out of the box thinking approaches and appreciate new ideas. The teams welcome those who would like to develop leadership skills, not only clinically but also through service development, and provide every opportunity to incorporate ideas and get them working.

Applications for Consultant Psychiatrist to join our passionate and experienced medical workforce at the Community Mental Health Hub providing care for patients who need secondary mental health support. The Hub caters for service users with all diagnostic categories and is a needs-led service.

Within the Hub we are using Dialog+ to plan care and as part of our Think Family approach are actively engaged with families and carers. In line with the parity of esteem model the Hub supports the physical health management of patients with dedicated nurses for this purpose.

This is an exciting time to be joining Milton Keynes Mental Health as we are rapidly growing and developing our teaching programmes.

This post attracts a generous annual leave entitlement, study leave, the NHS pension scheme and other financial benefits, such as Relocation package for up to 8K and a range of lifestyle benefits, such as staff discounts, discount on the purchase and the lease of new cars.
AAC will take place on 06/08/2024

Main duties of the job


The post-holder will have Consultant and RC responsibility and will be supported by a first-class multi-disciplinary team. They will provide clinical leadership and work in close partnership with the Hub's dedicated managers, clinical lead psychologist, clinical lead nurse and the senior practitioners for each pathway, to support the growth and development of the team and to meet the standards set by local and national frameworks.

Training and Development

Being part of a large and diverse London based Trust enables clinicians to access alternative learning and experience opportunities including a comprehensive program of professional development to which the successful candidate will have access. A personal budget for CPD is allocated to each consultant annually and there is also access to apply for CEA awards.

After very positive feedback from our August 2022 cohort of FY, GP and Core Trainees, the Deanery has increased our uptake with two more space for 2023. From March this year, we will also be welcoming our first cohort of 3rd year Medical Students, led by our newly appointed Director of Undergraduate Education and Clinical Fellow.

About us

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL) specialises in caring for people with a wide range of physical and mental health needs.Over the last few years our catchment area has grown significantly, making the Trust's population more diverse than ever. The area spans the communities of London, Milton Keynes and wider geographical areas of Buckinghamshire, Surrey, Kent and Hampshire. There are areas of great affluence as well as deprivation, and there are over 100 first-languages spoken in these communities.

We were authorised as a Foundation Trust on 1 May 2007.

As a new consultant in the team you will be offered a place on the Management and Leadership Course run by the Trust, in conjunction with Imperial College. The Trust also has a partnership with the Institute of Healthcare Improvement (IHI), giving you the opportunity to gain knowledge in improvement science and enhance your skills and confidence to understand healthcare systems and successfully implement change.

Please note, applicants must be on the Specialist Register or within 6 months of obtaining the CCT and Approved Clinician Status. The successful applicant will be eligible to apply for relocation support in line with the Trust's Removal Expenses Policy.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Provide senior clinical advice and support to the daily triage, MDT and other regular clinical team meetings.
  • Ensure all referrals are triaged daily and responded to in a timely way.
  • Assess new patients and provide clinical supervision of assessments carried out by other team members.
  • Review complex needs patients to ensure appropriate care packages are put in place.
  • Actively link and develop a relationship with the Primary Care Network(s) to respond to their developing needs and support the move towards more integrated care.
  • Leadership role in the quality agenda: identifying areas for improvement and active engagement with QI.
  • To work with local managers and professional colleagues in ensuring the efficient running of services, and share with Consultant colleagues in the medical contribution to management.

Person Specification



  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.


  • Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management.
  • MRCPsych OR MRCPsych equivalent approved by the Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • Additional clinical qualifications.



  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of appointment
  • Included on the GMC Specialist Register OR within six months.
  • Approved clinician status
  • Approved under S12


  • In good standing with GMC with respect to warning and conditions on practice



  • Holds and will use valid UK driving licence OR provides evidence of proposed alternative.



  • Excellent knowledge in specialty
  • Excellent clinical skills using biopsycho-social perspective and wide medical knowledge
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Able to manage clinical complexity and uncertainty
  • Makes decisions based on evidence and experience including the contribution of others
  • Able to meet duties under MHA and MCA
  • Excellent leadership and multi-disciplinary working skills
  • Experience of using quality improvement methodology and service development


  • Wide range of specialist and sub-specialist experience relevant to post within NHS or comparable servic



  • Able to deliver undergraduate or postgraduate teaching and training
  • Participated in continuous professional development
  • Participated in research or service evaluation.
  • Able to use and appraise clinical evidence.
  • Has actively participated in clinical audit.
  • Supervisory and management experience.


  • Able to plan and deliver undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and training relevant to this post
  • Reflected on purpose of CPD undertaken
  • Experienced in clinical research and / or service evaluation.
  • Evidence of achievement in education, research, audit and service improvement: awards, prizes, presentations and publications.
  • Has led clinical audits leading to service change

Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust


Westcroft Health Centre

1 Savill Lane

Milton Keynes


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