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Locum Consultant in Forensic Psychiatry

West London NHS Trust
£99,532 to £131,964 per annum plus London Zone Weighting
Closing date
18 Jul 2024
Applications are invited for the post of Locum Consultant psychiatrist for 12 months in Forensic Psychiatry, to join Lea ward, an 18 bedded Medium Secure Male rehabilitation ward. The post holder will provide leadership and support the Millbrook ward MDT. This is a maternity cover for 12 months with a possibility of extension.

Applicants must be registered with a licence to practice with the GMC and have an approved clinician status with an experience of working in Forensic psychiatry. CCT in forensic psychiatry is desirable. All medical staff are employed by WLNT.

Closing Date: 17th July 2024

Interview Date: WB 25TH Jul

Start date 12TH August 2024

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for providing a high standard of care in accordance with national policy (CPA, NICE guidelines) and local policy (Clinical Model, Admissions & Transfers Policy).

The post holder will be responsible for providing clinical Leadership to Lea Ward, which includes working in partnership with the Ward Manager, leading the MDT and chairing key clinical and management meetings on the ward.

The post holder will be required to assess patients in other hospitals and prisons, as requested, in order to provide opinions on their care and treatment.

The post holder will work closely with local psychiatric services and other agencies, including the Ministry of Justice in the case of restricted patients, to facilitate the transfer or discharge of suitable patients. The post holder will be expected to participate in the follow-up with any patient sent on trial Lea or conditionally or absolutely discharged from the hospital.

About us

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse healthcare providers in the UK, delivering a range of mental health and physical healthcare and community services. The Trust runs Broadmoor Hospital, one of three high secure hospitals in the country, with an international reputation.

Our high secure services care for patients from South of England and we provide low and medium secure services across eight London boroughs. The Trust also provides mental and physical healthcare in three London boroughs (Ealing, Hounslow and Hammersmith & Fulham). We employ 4,500 staff, of whom 56% are BME. Our turnover for 2023-24 is �426m.

The Trust is rated as 'Good' overall by the Care Quality Commission. Forensic services are rated as 'Outstanding'.

The Trust is an established partner and contributor in the development of the evolving North West London Integrated Care System and the Integrated Care Board. The Trust leads the NW London Children and Adolescent Mental Health provider collaborative.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Candidate Pack provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. Please view as attached.

The person specification below is not the full person specification, but outlines the criteria against which your application form will be assessed.

Person Specification



  • MBBS or equivalent medical qualification
  • Use of relevant tools, e.g. HCR20, HONOS


  • CCT in Forensic Psychiatry
  • Experience in forensic Community mental health care and / or rehabilitation of forensic patients
  • Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management
  • MRCPsych



  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practice at the time of appointment
  • GMC Specialist Register
  • Approved clinician status OR able to achieve within 3 months of appointment
  • Good standing with GMC with respect to warning and conditions on practice
  • Approved under S12



  • Able to meet duties under MHA and MCA
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Participated in continuous professional development
  • Able to use and appraise clinical evidence
  • Has actively participated in clinical audit and quality improvement programmes


  • Participated in research or service evaluation
  • Evidence of achievement in education, research, audit or service improvement e.g. prizes or awards

Employer details

Employer name

West London NHS Trust


St Bernard's Hospital

Uxbridge Road



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