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Consultant Psychiatrist - Wigan Mental Health Liaison Team

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£99,532 to £131,964 per annum pro rata
Closing date
25 Jul 2024
This team provides 24 hrs, emergency, hospital-based, mental health assessments for service users who have presented to A & E or have been admitted to the medical wards.

The team provides short-term, time-limited input and has a liaison role. The team is based at Christopher Home (Royal Albert Infirmary, Wigan). The team has been operational since November 2013.

Mental Health Urgent Response Team:

This is an established team based at Christopher Home, Royal Albert Edward Infirmary.

It is the single point of referral/access - for all service users referred to Adult Mental Health Services. It is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The service facilitates assessment and intervention at the first point of contact, following PbR (Payment by Results) Care Clustering - facilitating a needs - led care framework.

The Mental Health Urgent Response Team offers a model of collaborative care, at the interface between primary and specialist mental health care.

Main duties of the job

Clinical roleo Undertake assessments of referrals/ admissions to the serviceo Diagnose and formulate management plans in complex presentations.o Provide management in treatment resistant and complex presentations.o Assessment and management of risk including of vulnerability, suicide risk, risks to health and safety and risk of harm to others.o To be the nominated RC for those patients who are attending RAEI under section 17 leave at the request of ward RC. o Work in a collaborative way with multidisciplinary teams including external partners.o Work in partnership with psychiatrists from partner providers such as Forensic andRehabilitation Psychiatrists.Leadership roleo Lead clinical decision making in the multidisciplinary team to ensure the delivery of high-quality care.o Develop service clinical priorities in line with national and professional guidance and standards.o Engage with service transformation programmes including attendance at consultant meetings for their service and directorate.Educational roleo Provide clinical supervision for trainees in gaining core psychiatric experience.o Provide clinical supervision for psychiatric trainees in achieving competencies in core general psychiatry. o Provide input in relation to medical students from UCLAN who are based on the ward.

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more details about this role and the responsibilities please see attached full Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification



  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.
  • 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 OR able to achieve within 3 months of appointment
  • Approved under S12 OR able to achieve with 3 months of appointment


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



  • Excellent knowledge in specialty
  • Excellent clinical skills using bio-psycho-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


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

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


Royal Albert Edward Hospital



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