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Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£50,373 to £78,759 a year per annum
Closing date
25 Mar 2023

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Perinatal Care
Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Full Time
At MPFT we pride ourselves on staff wellbeing and development and can we offer you:
  • Our SOOTHE resources - supporting staff across the trust with their physical, mental and financial health. In addition to the support offered from our occupational health provider Team Prevent.
  • Counselling support and lifestyle information with advice on a variety of personal matters
  • In our Gift providing a platform for your voice to be heard to inform change
  • The opportunity to purchase additional annual leave
  • Opportunities for flexible working (depending on the role)
  • Career development opportunities and coaching plus access to in house training programs
  • Innovative research training program entitled STARS (Supporting the advancement of Research Skills)
  • Child Care Vouchers Scheme
  • Recognition and engagement through our staff LOVE awards, LOVE long service awards and Staff Engagement Surveys
  • NHS discounts available via the Blue Card and Red Guava schemes

Main duties of the job

The Team deliver care to women who are severely mentally ill during pregnancy and within one year of childbirth. Working as part of a multi -disciplinary team, you will provide clinical care in patient's homes, local surgeries, clinics or wards. The post holder is expected to work in conjunction with colleagues to deliver high quality medical care and administration duties associated with care of patients, actively part take in academic training and the appraisal process, be a leader that inspires the teams and participate in the on-call rota.

You will need to have the following key skills and experience:
  • Full GMC Registration and qualifications in MRCPsych or equivalent.
  • Experience in assessing and treating patients in community settings.
  • Knowledge and experience in working in the NHS.
  • Have a genuine passion for working with women and their families in the perinatal period.
  • Understanding of perinatal psychiatry, including local and national issues facing Perinatal Mental Health Services.
  • Contribute to service development and outcomes for patients.

About us

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT) is an award winning organisation with over 9000 employees. We are one of the largest integrated Health and Social Care providers, covering services across North & South Staffordshire, Shropshire, Hampshire, Buckinghamshire, Isle of Wight and Essex.

Demonstrating our strong commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, and in context of our objective aligned to the growth of diversity across the workforce; we are particularly seeking applications from individuals who may be from under-represented groups, such as black, Asian or other ethnic groups, individuals with a disability, or LGBTQ+ individuals who meet the specific criteria.

We are embedding values based and inclusive recruitment practices to ensure that all applicants, from any backgrounds, have an equal chance of success in achieving a role with us.

Job description Job responsibilities

This post is a full time position for 10 programme activities that will be discussed with the Service Manager and Consultant to achieve a fair and appropriate balance which will be reviewed at 3 months.

An example timetable is listed below:







Team meeting/Supervision


Emergency clinic

OPD clinic


OPD Clinic


OPD Clinic


Patient Admin

Prescribing Reviews

Monthly Learning and Development

Monthly Business Meeting

Patient Admin and urgent clinical matters

  • Full registration and a licence to practice with the General Medical Council (GMC).
  • Section 12 approval.
  • Experience of assessing and treating patients in community settings.
  • Knowledge of perinatal mental health.

There will be travel required across the county of Staffordshire and we do offer a blended approach to working on site and remotely.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Recognised basic Medical Degree
  • Full GMC Registration
Experience Essential
  • Experience of assessing and treating patients in community settings

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