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Consultant Psychiatrist - Medical Psychotherapy, Preston

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£99,532 to £131,964 per annum
Closing date
31 Jul 2024

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Consultant Psychiatrist - Psychotherapy, Preston (10PA)

*Golden Hello payment Payable*

This post is eligible for a 5% payment of basic salary payable over 2 years

We are excited to launch the recruitment for this exciting new post. We are seeking a Consultant Medical Psychotherapist trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy to join the current full time Medical Psychotherapist within the Psychotherapy Service currently based at West Strand House in Preston.

You would be expected to participate on the Consultant On Call rota, for which additional remuneration would be payable.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be based in Preston in the short-term but will explore options for developing a 'hub and spoke' model for providing psychotherapy Trust wide. The post holder will work with the current medical psychotherapist to promote the service in other parts of the Trust, including bringing psychodynamic ideas into other settings. The future objective is to make the psychotherapy service more visible and accessible across the Trust.

There is current ongoing work within the Trust in developing PD pathways and there is a possibility for the post holder to be involved in shaping this as well as providing psychological interventions, for example MBT, including formulations for patients with personality disorders.

Applicants should hold full GMC registration and be included on the Specialist register of the GMC or should be eligible for entry to the Specialist Register within 6 months of the interview date.

It is a requirement that applicants are Section 12 Approved at the time of commencing employment and have or are eligible to have Approved Clinician Status. Remuneration will be as set out in the terms of the New Consultant Contract according to previous experience.

About us

The role:
  • At least 2.5 SPAs as standard for a full time post (we would be flexible in looking at enhancements to support other activities that support the wider ambitions of the Trust).
  • Excellent peer support group
  • Study leave budget of �3000 over 3 years or up to �5000 over 3 years for newly qualified Consultants
  • Opportunities to be a clinical supervisor
  • Relocation package available.

At our Trust, we're really keen to develop our Consultant workforce and nurture their areas of interest in a flexible way where possible. Come and have a chat with us about what your special interest or development area and build a suitable job plan with us. We also have an extremely active Medical Education department and support our Consultants in becoming Clinical & Educational Supervisors and nurturing their interests in this area. There are also opportunities to have a role in Digital Leadership if this is a passion for any of our Consultants.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification for further details about this post.

The Job Description was approved by the Royal College of Psychiatrists on 15th May 2024.

Person Specification



  • MBBS or equivalent
  • Full GMC registration and Licence to Practise
  • On GMC Specialist Register or within 6 months
  • Section 12 approved or within 3 months
  • AC status or within 3 months



  • Knowledge, skills and experience relevant to this role

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust


West Strand House

Block C, west Strand



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