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Specialist Grade Psychiatrist, General Adult Psychiatry, Preston

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£83,945 to £95,275 per annum
Closing date
31 Jul 2024
Specialist Grade Psychiatrist - General Adult Psychiatry, Preston (10 PAs)

We are seeking to recruit a substantive Specialist Grade General Adult Psychiatrist to work with the Preston Community Mental Health Team (CMHT). The post is full time and based at West Strand House in Preston.

If the successful candidate has AC status, there will be an expectation to join the Senior Medics On Call rota, for which additional remuneration is payable. Alternatively, for those without AC status, there may be an opportunity to join the 2nd On Call rota, for which there is also additional remuneration.

Main duties of the job

Preston CMHT, which includes Preston East and Preston West CMHT provides services to the adult population of Preston. The Preston CMHT is based at West Strand House. A range of other professionals with varying level of expertise supports the CMHT: operational managers, nurses, clinical psychologists, social workers, pharmacists, occupational therapists, administrative and secretarial staff.

The services are delivered as part of a Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) that works with individual patients. The psychological services provided are comprehensive and include a range of assessments and treatments. The Occupational Therapy services provide a wide range of opportunities for patients.

Applicants should hold full GMC registration and have a minimum of 6 years' experience in a relevant specialty in the Specialty Doctor and/or closed SAS grades.

It is a requirement that applicants are Section 12 Approved at the time of commencing employment

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust are proud of our fantastic SAS Development Programme, which is a great source of development for our Doctors. We have an active SAS Forum which meets on a regular basis to discuss operational and professional issues to support SAS/Specialty Doctors.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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

The Job Description has been submitted to the Royal College of Psychiatrists for approval.

Person Specification



  • MBBS or equivalent
  • Full GMC registration at Licence to Practise
  • Section 12 approved
  • AC status



  • At least 12 years of experience since primary medical degree
  • At least 6 years of experience at SAS level (or equivalent)
  • 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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