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Consultant Psychiatrist - Adult Community Psychiatry, Blackpool

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£99,532 to £131,964 per annum
Closing date
14 Jul 2024
Consultant Psychiatrist - General Adult Psychiatry, Fylde Coast (10PA)

*RRP payment Payable*

This post will attract a Recruitment & Retention Premia for 3 years as follows:

20% of basic salary in the first 12 months

15% of basic salary in the second 12 months

10% of basic salary in the third 12 months

Eligibility criteria do apply. Please note that staff currently employed by the Trust would not be eligible to apply for this recruitment and retention premia.

We are seeking to recruit a substantive Consultant Psychiatrist to join the Fylde Coast Home Based Treatment Team (HBTT), based at The Gateway, Blackpool FC Stadium. The post is full time (10PA).

The postholder will be expected to participate on the Consultant On Call rota, for which additional remuneration will be payable.

Main duties of the job

The postholder will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, provides a 24/7 service for people in the Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre area, aged 16 years old or above who have moderate to complex or serious mental health problems, with the main emphasis on preventing hospital admission where appropriate, preventing unnecessary 136 detentions and attendances at A& E departments. Working holistically to support service users within their own homes and remaining in the community as per evidence-based practice, the HbTT have other various functions including assessment, and gatekeeping. The main clinical duties are arranged around conducting clinics and home visits for patients referred to and under the care of the HbTT.

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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification for further details about this post.

The Job Description for this post has been submitted for approval to the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

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 appropriate to this post

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust


The Gateway, Blackpool FC Stadium

Seasiders Way



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