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Consultant Psychiatrist Liaison Services - East Surrey Hospital

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Redhill Annex, Canada Avenue, Redhill, Surrey
£93,666 to £126,281 a year pa plus £149 London weighting
Closing date
22 Jul 2024
Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is a General Medical Council (GMC) Sponsor Employer.

This opportunity is open to UK based and International Consultants

Would you like to work in an organisation that sits in the top 10 best Mental Health organisations in the country to work in?

This Post is for a Consultant Psychiatrist responsible for providing clinical input and leadership to Liaison Psychiatry for Working Age Adults based at the East Surrey Hospital and working alongside a multidisciplinary team in line with New Ways of Working.

East Surrey Hospital is in Redhill and is part of the Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust. This large and successful hospital has approximately 700 beds, serving West Sussex and East Surrey. The Trust has been rated Outstanding in the January 2019 report of the recent CQC inspection. The area served by the Trust is an enjoyable place to live and work. The Liaison services for ESH are provided to those aged 16 years to end of life in Mole Valley, Tandridge, Reigate and Banstead and serve the local population of approx. 503,000.

Our Offer:
  • NHS Consultant grade �93,666 - �126,281 per annum + �149 fringe + on- call requirement
  • GMC Sponsorship
  • �15,000 recruitment premia over 3 years
  • Relocation allowance: up to �8000 subject to policy requirement
  • Sponsorship for International candidates up to �3,199
  • Up to �2000/year CPD allowance subject to policy requirements
  • NHS pension employers contribution 23.7% from day one.

Main duties of the job

Consultant will be expected to support the existing staff in assessing, diagnosing and managing referrals for working-age adults presenting with mental health problems in East Surrey Hospital and to provide medical expertise and support to East Surrey Hospital staff involved in looking after patients with functional and organic mental health problems presenting in the acute hospital.

In addition, the Consultant will supervise the clinical caseload of the team members and the work of any trainee doctors who may be attached to the service. The role will also support the existing liaison team in deciding the most appropriate intervention for patients referred to the service. This will include facilitating discharge planning and timely communication with Primary Care, CMHRSs or Inpatient Services.

The clinical work will involve the assessment and psychiatric treatment of patients directly or through the supervision of other team members.

About us

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in Surrey and North East Hampshire. We also provide social care services for people with a learning disability in Croydon and ASD and ADHD assessment services in Hampshire.

We actively seek to engage people who use our services and our communities in improving the mental wellbeing of the local population. We work closely with other NHS and voluntary sector organisations who provide services and support people who use services and carers.

Surrey is a beautiful county lying just 30 minutes away from Central London and from the South Coast.

Our historic market towns and bustling districts are enveloped in wonderful countryside, and our excellent road and rail networks bring the rest of the country within easy reach.

For international travel, both Gatwick and Heathrow airports are nearby.

Please note that we reserve the right to close posts as soon as sufficient applications are received.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please check the job description & person specification document for more information on the requirements for this job

Person Specification



  • Consultant with licence to practice in good standing with the GMC
  • Approval under Section 12 of the Mental Health Act(or within 6 to 12 months of the time of interview/assessment) or equivalent
  • MB BS or equivalent recognised medical qualification
  • Included on the GMC Specialist Register OR within six months.


  • Relevant higher degree e.g. MD, PhD, MSc or other additional clinical qualifications
  • MRCPsych or equivalent

Clinical Skills, Knowledge & Experience


  • Knowledge of legislation, Department of Health Guidance and literature and its implications for clinical practice.
  • Knowledge of NHS strategic vision in the Next Stage Review (High-Quality Care for All)
  • Excellent clinical skills using bio-psycho-social perspective and wide medical knowledge
  • Ability to manage clinical complexity and uncertainty
  • Make decisions based on evidence and experience, including the contribution of others
  • Ability to meet duties under MHA and MCA
  • Experience working with various patient groups presenting with the full range of clinical severity across different care settings, including community, inpatient, and Specialty teams.
  • Knowledge of psychiatric provision


  • Published audit or research projects

Academic Skills & Lifelong Learning


  • Participated in research or service evaluation
  • Has actively participated in clinical audit and quality improvement programmes.

Employer details

Employer name

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

East Surrey Liaison Psychiatry Services, East Surrey Hospital

Redhill Annex, Canada Avenue, Redhill, Surrey


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