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Consultant Psychiatrist in Learning Disability

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£99,532 to £131,964 plus London weighting of £2162 per annum pro rata
Closing date
22 Aug 2024

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Mental health, Learning disability nurse
Contract Type
Full Time
Consultant Psychiatrist - Learning Disability

Permanent , Full Time 10PAs

If you are looking for a Consultant Psychiatrist role in London working with intellectually disabled adults, we would love to hear from you.

This is a Full-Time community job (10 PAs) based in the Hillingdon Learning Disability Team, you will work with a Core Trainee, Higher Specialist Trainee and colleague Consultants.

CNWL has built on excellent links with Brunel University, successful candidate will have the option to take up an extra 1PA as an educational post.

Applicants must be on the GMC Specialist Register or within 6 months of obtaining CCT at the time of interview.

This post attracts a generous annual leave entitlement, study leave, the NHS pension scheme and other financial benefits, such as Golden Hello up to 30K (taxable and non-pensionable, terms and conditions apply), Relocation package for up to 8K (subject to eligibility)and a range of staff discounts, including purchase and lease of new cars.

We are committed to providing opportunities for flexible working. If you would like to work differently or different hours to as advertised, please get in touch to discuss this in more detail.

If you would like to discuss the post informally or arrange a visit please contact:

Amelia Bhoobun, Service Manager Hillingdon Community LD Team

T: 07563 555800 E:

Dr Andrea Tocca, Clinical Director/AMD

PA: Beejal Shira:

Main duties of the job

You will have a dedicated office and IT access as well as facilities for remote working. There is scope for academic work with Imperial College London.

You will provide psychiatric input to intellectually disabled adults registered with Hillingdon GPs. This includes advice, assessment, medical treatment as well as risk management working closely with team colleagues. There may, very occasionally, be the need to take on supervisor role for CTO/restricted patients. You will have responsibility for your inpatients who can be admitted to two LD beds in the generic adult mental health unit in Frey's Ward, Riverside Centre, Hillingdon Hospital. You will work closely with the Local Authority and other partner agencies and contribute to the management of the team.

You will have a dedicated office and IT access as well as facilities for remote working.

About us

CNWL is a nationally leading NHS Foundation Trust providing Mental Health, Community Health and Child Health Services across London and the South East of England.

Over the last few years our catchment area has grown significantly, making the Trust's population more diverse than ever. The area spans the communities of London, Milton Keynes and wider geographical areas of Buckinghamshire, Surrey, Kent and Hampshire. There are areas of great affluence as well as deprivation, and there are over 100 first-languages spoken in these communities.

We were authorised as a Foundation Trust on 1 May 2007.

The Trust is organised in to three Divisions: Jameson, Goodall and Diggory. Goodall Division is responsible for the delivery of Mental Health and community Learning Disability services in Hillingdon, as well as all CNWL's specialist rehabilitation provision and CAMHS provision in NW London. We also deliver community physical health services in a number of boroughs in NW London, including Hillingdon Harrow, Ealing andneighbouring System of North Central London.

Our staff play a fundamental role in our delivery of excellent outcomes and excellent patient experience, so it is our aim to create a happy and healthy working environment where you can thrive and succeed.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To provide a Consultant Psychiatric service for adults with Learning Disabilities living in Hillingdon.
  • To ensure, support and develop the provision of ongoing psychiatric input to people with Learning Disabilities living in the community.
  • To attend community team referrals and complex case reviews, community team clinical governance and management meetings. The clinical case load will be a mix of clinic-based appointments, work in local residential providers and day resources.
  • To provide a Consultant Psychiatric service for people with a Learning Disability who may be admitted on Frays and Crane Ward, acute inpatient mental health wards at The Riverside Centre (2 beds). This would include providing Responsible Clinician cover, attending and providing Responsible Clinician input at weekly ward rounds, multidisciplinary meetings, administration and preparation of tribunal reports.
  • To lead the collaboration with mainstream mental health services within the Borough.
  • To be an active participant in the shaping of new services in light of recent and ongoing changes to the NHS, in collaboration with relevant Clinical and Service Managers.

Person Specification

Training and Qualifications


  • Fully registered with the GMC with a license to practice
  • Included on the GMC specialist register or within 3 months
  • Approved under section 12(2) MHA, 1983 or within 3 months
  • Approved Clinician status or within 3 months of appointment


  • MRCPsych or equivalent
  • Registered as a Specialist in Learning Disability Psychiatry (or CCT expected within 6 months of interview date)
  • Management training/qualifications
  • Recognized by Royal College of Psychiatrists as a specialist registrar trainer.
  • Post-graduate qualification in a field related to Psychiatry, or child care.



  • Up-to-date knowledge in management of adults with learning disability
  • Awareness of current issues in mental health service provision, policy and legislation.


  • Specialist interest as demonstrated by publications or presentations to learned societies.
  • Knowledge of current issues in national strategic direction



  • Wide clinical experience of Learning Disability and child psychiatry
  • Experience of multidisciplinary team working


  • Experience of multi-agency work, especially with user, carer and voluntary organizations
  • Experience in medico legal work
  • Experience in service management and development



  • High level of clinical skill
  • Ability to work constructively in multidisciplinary teams and multi-agency systems
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Commitment to working with users, carers and voluntary organizations.


  • Established record of clinical leadership.
  • Established ability as clinical teacher
  • Established ability to research and/or audit.
  • Specific treatment modality skills
  • Computer literate

Personality and Attitude


  • Disability centered values.
  • High standards of professionalism
  • Flexibility and capacity to work in changing environment.


  • Ability to lead and support colleagues
  • Enthusiasm to work with adults with complex chronic problems
  • Commitment to working as a member of the MDT

Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust


Hillingdon Hospital, Riverside Centre

Pield Heath Road



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