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Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist (HMP Send and HMP Coldingley)

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Woking, Surrey
£99,532 to £131,964 a year N/A
Closing date
24 Jul 2024
Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist 10 PAS HMP Send and HMP Coldingley

This is This is an exciting opportunity for a Consultant who is passionate about prison psychiatry and can deliver outstanding clinical leadership to the mental health team.

This Post is ideally suited for a Consultant who enjoys assessing and treating challenging and unusual mental and physical health clinical presentations in a complex long term environment.

We offer a generous annual and study leave entitlement, NHS pension scheme, support with relocation expenses for up to 8K(subject to eligibility) and a range of lifestyle benefits, such as various staff discounts, a cycle to work scheme and discount on the purchase and leasing of new cars.

Main duties of the job

To provide clinical leadership to ensure the delivery of high-quality patient care to the men resident

To develop their own specialist interests and if appropriate to bring these in line with Trust and local service development plans.

Teaching and training of specialist nurses, other nurses and prison staff where appropriate.

To contribute to the maintenance and development of Health and Justice services within the Trust to the highest standard through clinical audit and other activities related to Care Quality.

About us

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest trusts in the UK caring for people with a wide range of physical and mental health needs. We have approximately 7,000 staff that provide healthcare to a third of London's population and across wider geographical areas, including Milton Keynes Kent Surrey and Hampshire. As a Foundation Trust we involve service users, carers, the public, staff and partner organisations in the way that we are run and our future development. Our catchment area spans diverse communities with over 100 first languages spoken. It contains areas of great affluence as well as areas of much deprivation. We are committed to providing services that meet the needs of the people who use them, and we actively encourage involvement from local people who can help make a difference.

We can offer full access to a wide range of staff Benefits Discounts and Offers you can enjoy when you join CNWL. Some listed but not limited to and some are open to your family too. Please refer to our Reward and wellbeing handbook for more information and full details on the deals you can save money on your weekly food shops cinema tickets meals out and holidays or even weekend breaks.
  • Salary sacrifice schemes
  • Sponsorship for International candidates
  • Relocation allowance up to �8000 subject to policy requirement
  • Study discounts for staff
  • Flexible working
  • Interest free loans season tickets and car parking
  • Competitive Bank Rates
  • Fitness and Wellbeing

Job description

Job responsibilities

The role of the Consultant Psychiatrist at HMP Send is an existing role which is being expanded to reflect the need for increased clinical input to the service. The Mental Health Team in HMP Send provides an integrated Mental Health Service, providing primary mental health team (PMH) and the secondary mental health in reach team (MHIRT). The service is constantly evolving according to the needs of our community and current best practice.

The Mental Health Team at HMP Send work closely with our partnership agencies in the prison including staff from the PIPE, Therapeutic Community and Forward Trust, addiction services. There is a weekly MDT with all agencies to discuss complex cases.

Coldingley was opened in 1969 as a Category B training prison. In 1993 it was re-designated as Category C training prison. Coldingley is focused on the resettlement of prisoners. It provides a framework to support the achievement of realistic resettlement goals by offering opportunities to prisoners willing to work hard and accept responsibility for achieving those goals.

Person Specification



  • 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
  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification


  • In good standing with GMC with respect to warning and conditions on practice
  • Qualification or higher degree in medical education
  • clinical research or management.
  • Additional clinical qualifications.



  • 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
  • Experience of Quality Improvement
  • Management experience
  • Membership of committee / relevant regulatory body
  • CQC preparedness
  • Contract / procurement knowledge



  • Participated in continuous professional development
  • Participated in research or service evaluation.
  • Able to use and appraise clinical evidence
  • Has actively participated in clinical audit
  • Exemplary time keeping
  • Ability to work constructively within MDT environments without complaints / concerns


  • Evidence of achievement in education, research, audit and service improvement: awards, prizes, presentations and publications.
  • Has led clinical audits leading to service change.



  • MBBS or equivalent medical qualification.
  • MRCPsych OR MRCPsych equivalent approved by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.


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

Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust


HMP Send

Ripley Road

Woking, Surrey

GU23 7LJ

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