Skip to main content

General Adult Consultant Psychiatrist (St John's Wood Community PCN)

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£99,532 to £131,964 plus London weighting of £2162 per annum pro rata
Closing date
21 Jul 2024
We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated Consultant psychiatrist to join us. He/she will form part of a high calibre consultant peer group in the heart of London and will work in an established multidisciplinary community mental health team in North Westminster.

We are inclusive and people focussed. We offer a range of development opportunities to build and expand consultant clinical and leadership portfolios both for newly qualified and established consultants. We welcome applications from candidates within 6 months of CCT.

Any interested candidates are welcome to contact Dr Sujaa Arokiadass, Clinical director for a discussion

Main duties of the job

This is a 10 PA full time substantive Consultant Psychiatrist role in North Westminster, approved by The Royal College of Psychiatrists. The post is based in St John's Wood Adult community mental health team in North Westminster at 7A Woodfield road, London W9 2NW.

The post sits within Jameson Division in Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, which holds mental health services within the inner London boroughs of Westminster and Kensington & Chelsea and the outer boroughs of Brent and Harrow.

The post holder will provide consultant clinical leadership for the team and will be clinical supervisor for a full time ST4-6 trainee, a full time CT1-3 trainee and a part time specialty doctor (0.5 wte). The post holder will report to Dr Sujaa Rajagopal Arokiadass, Clinical Director for Westminster mental health services. Lucy Cook is the Borough director and the operational lead. Out of hours on call duties include covering the inpatient base at St Charles hospital and Chelsea & Westminster A& E. There is a middle/second on call tier through higher trainees and first on call provision is provided by resident junior doctors (GPVts, CTs). The post holder will be part of a fortnightly consultant peer group in Westminster.

About us

CNWL is one of the largest trusts in the UK, caring for people with a range of physical and mental health needs. We provide healthcare to a third of London, Milton Keynes and parts of Kent, Surrey and Hampshire. Over recent years our catchment area has grown significantly, making the Trust's population more diverse than ever. There are areas of great affluence as well as deprivation, and there are over 100 first-languages spoken in the communities in our catchment area. We are constantly developing and working in innovative ways to provide modern, dependable services in
  • physical and mental health sectors
  • primary, secondary and community services
  • in health and social care settings for all ages.

Westminster adult mental health service provides a range of mental health services for adults across the age range within the community and in hospital settings. These are integrated health and social care services

Community services in Westminster are evolving in line with the NHSE Long Term Plan. Most of the service is commissioned by Central London CCG and which has undergone a transformation program redesigned as an integrated care partnership around the four Primary Care Networks (PCN). Two mental health hubs provide an overarching structure in the North and the South of the borough respectively, within which there are functional groupings serving each Primary Care Network (PCN).

Job description

Job responsibilities

General responsibilities:
  • To manage, appraise and provide professional supervision to junior medical staff as agreed between consultant colleagues and the medical/clinical director and in accordance with the Trusts policies and procedures
  • To ensure that junior medical staff working with the post holder, operate within the parameters of the New Deal and are Working Time Directive compliant
  • To undertake administrative duties associated with the care of patients
  • To record clinical activity accurately and comprehensively, and submit this promptly through the trusts clinical information systems
  • To participate in service and business planning activity for the locality and, as appropriate, for the whole mental health service
  • To participate in annual appraisal for consultants
  • To regularly attend the monthly Borough Care Quality meeting
  • To attend and participate in the academic program of the Trust, including lectures and seminars as part of the internal CPD program
  • To maintain professional registration with the General Medical Council, Mental Health Act Section 12(2) approval, and to abide by professional codes of conduct
  • 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.
  • To comply with the Trusts agreed policies, procedures, standing orders and financial instructions, and to take an active role in the financial management of the service and support the medical director and other managers in preparing plans for services

  • Clinical Responsibilities:
  • Provide senior clinical advice and support to the daily triage, MDT and other regular clinical team meetings.
  • Ensure that all referrals are triaged daily and responded to in a timely way
  • Assessment of new patients and clinical supervision of assessments carried out by other team members
  • Review complex needs patients to ensure appropriate care packages are put in place
  • Mental Health Act related-work
  • Domiciliary visits to provide assessment and treatment services as a member of the CMHT
  • Domiciliary assessments in response to emergencies
  • Occasional psychiatric assessments of residents who may be in crisis in another borough
  • Ensure that physical health needs are addressed
  • Review and monitoring of the caseload to ensure appropriate care packages are put in place and discharges facilitated to maintain patient flow
  • Develop good working relationships with local GPs and other providers
  • Provide mental health advice and support to GPs and primary care clinicians by surgery visits and other means, to assist patient management in the primary care setting
  • Close liaison with the wards to facilitate admission and discharge planning
  • Liaison with CRHTT, Psychiatric Liaison Services, AMHP services and Forensic Services in the borough
  • Develop working relationships with local voluntary sector services in order to support and promote recovery
  • Following the cross-cover protocol that has been agreed with another team or colleague which will make sure appropriate cover is in place during absence

  • Person Specification



    • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.


    • Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management.
    • Additional clinical qualifications.
    • MRCPsych OR MRCPsych equivalent



    • 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


    • 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 including the contribution of others
    • Able to meet duties under MHA and MCA


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



    • Ability to use public transport (for travel to see patients if indicated).



    • 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.


    • 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


    North Westminster Mental Health Hub

    7a Woodfield Road


    W9 2NW

    Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


    Get job alerts

    Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

    Create alert