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Consultant in Forensic Psychiatry - Ravenswood

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£99,532 to £131,964 a year
Closing date
29 Jul 2024
We are looking for versatile, enthusiastic individuals to join our Consultant Psychiatry teams to support us on our improvement and transformation journey.

This is an exciting time in for the Trust as we are on a journey to bring together all NHS community and mental health services provided in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, including services provided by Solent NHS Trust, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, Isle of Wight NHS Trust and Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, that delivers Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in Hampshire., in what we call project Fusion.

Main duties of the job

This a fantastic time to join us we need forward thinking, dynamic change agents to join our teams who would offer first class clinical leadership and clinical care across all our Mental Health Specialities and who will support is in our on-going journey of transformation by bringing new ways looking at issues and thinking about how we deliver services.

We have a wide variety of specialties available on offer, including

*Forensic Psychiatry

We're happy to discuss your specific career requirement with you and may be able to offer blended job plans, opportunities for Speciality Lead and education, training or research as well as flexible working opportunities or a more traditional 10 session role if this is what you are looking for.

We can also offer you

*Support with Housing costs and a Relocation assistance of up to 8K

*Pension alternative contribution policy

*NHS Leadership and Development opportunities, including opportunity to become a Medical Appraiser

*Educational/Training/Research opportunities

*Twice Yearly Medical Leadership Development Day

*At least 2.5 SPAs (Pro-rata)

*Opportunities to be a Clinical/Educational Supervisor

*Peer support group

*Personalized coaching and mentoring opportunities

*Weekly academic teaching

About us

Southern Health is one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health and learning disabilities, as well as offering physical health community-based services.

With a workforce of more than 7000 and a footprint that spans more than 200 sites across Hampshire, we're wholeheartedly committed to providing the best possible healthcare, reaching a range of diverse communities, whilst placing patients and staff at the forefront of all our endeavours.

We are currently working closely with other NHS Trusts to integrate all our collective community, mental health, and learning disability services. Our new organisation, to be known as Hampshire and Isle of Wight NHS Foundation Trust, is set to launch in July 2024.

The transformation will happen in staggered stages Hampshire CAMHS, part of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust joined Southern Health in February 2024, with Isle of Wight NHS Trust mental health and community services transitioning in early May 2024. The final combination of Southern Health and Solent Trusts is anticipated to occur in July 2024, when the new organisation will be formed.

Our new Trust will continue to cater to the unique needs of different communities, making healthcare across the county more accessible, as well as offering staff more opportunities for career development, training and partnership working.

Join us as we embark on this exciting journey to shape the future of healthcare in Hampshire.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

Person Specification



  • Full Registration with the General Medical Council
  • To hold Approved Clinician status at the point of taking up post
  • MRCPsych or recognised equivalent
  • Eligible for inclusion in the Specialist Register as a Forensic Psychiatrist or within 12 months of CCT at time of interview.
  • Approved under section 12(2) of the Mental Health Act 1983

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Ravenswood House

Mayles Lane, Knowle



PO17 5NA

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