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Consultant Psychiatrist, Pennine Initial Response Service - Blackburn

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£99,532 to £131,964 per annum
Closing date
15 Jul 2024

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Mental health
Contract Type
Full Time
Consultant Psychiatrist - General Adult Psychiatry, Initial Response Service, Blackburn (10PA)

*Golden Hello payment Payable*

This post is eligible for a 5% payment of basic salary payable over 2 years

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 Consultant Psychiatrist to work as part of the Pennine Initial Response Service (IRS), based at Daisyfield Mill, Blackburn. The post is full time (10PA).

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

Main duties of the job

The overall aim of the IRS Team is to be the point of initial referral and assessment in Pennine Lancashire for people aged 16 years and over presenting with mental health needs. This team will be the first point of contact for GPs for both crisis and non-emergency mental health referrals and will act as the gateway service to those who may require access to specialist mental health services.

The Consultant will provide Medical Leadership within the IRS Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) and will work with medical and non-medical colleagues as part of MDT working.

There is no responsibility for inpatients as part of this role.

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.

Check out our twitter accounts for examples of some exciting things we are working on via @LSCFTMedics and @LSCFTMedEd

Job description

Job responsibilities

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

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

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 role

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust


Daisyfield Mill

Appleby Street



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