Specialty Doctor Forensic Psychiatry - HMP Brixton

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
£50,373 to £78,759 a year p.a.
Closing date
17 Apr 2023

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Prison and Forensic
Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Full Time
The post is based in Her Majesty's Prison Brixton where the specialty doctor will join an established multidisciplinary team in providing psychiatric care to the inmates. This post provides excellent experience in prison psychiatry.

Previous post holders have gone on to pursue careers in Forensic Psychiatry.

*please note the job description is currently being approved by the Royal College.*

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate joins a multidisciplinary team led by a Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist, who is there 2 days per week. The team also includes nurses, psychologists and occupational therapists.

They will manage major mental illness and organize transfers to hospitals. They will be involved in the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD.

Experience in the assessment and management of a wide range of clinical presentations including personality, affective, anxiety, psychotic, neurodevelopmental and substance related disorders will be developed. They will expect to see around 6 new patients each week and 10 follow ups.

About us

In addition to the in-patient services, the NLFS also provides a number of other services. The NLFS set up its first forensic outreach service in the Borough of Camden in 1997 and since that time outreach services have been set up in the Boroughs of Islington, Haringey, Enfield and Barnet.

The NLFS has always had close links with HMP Brixton and has provided the medical mental health input into the prison since 2008. The service now provides psychiatric care into HMYOI Feltham, HMP Pentonville, HMP Brixton, HMP Wormwood Scrubs and Buckinghamshire prisons.

The NLFS provides a well established court diversion scheme at Highbury Magistrates Court and is the London pilot site for the National Court and Police Liaison and Diversion Scheme with East London and North East London Foundation Trusts. As part of this scheme, the NLFS has police liaison schemes in Islington, Enfield, Camden and Haringey. The service also provides a court diversion service at Hendon Magistrates Court and a police liaison scheme in Barnet. The NLFS is part of the London Partnerships Project.

Job description Job responsibilities

Development of skills in assessing and managing complex presentations, including identifying longer-term treatment goals for those with chronic illness.

Develop skills in risk

Develop competencies in working closely with carers, community support agencies, interpreters and the local authority.

Developing knowledge of working with patients with extensive forensic

Develop knowledge of pathways for individuals with mental illness involved in criminal justice system.

Gain an awareness of national guidelines, g. NICE guidelines, and their application to relevant clinical situations.

Develop awareness of protocols and policies as applied to clinical situations, including the opportunity to contribute to the formation of local protocols, service development and clinical

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Full Registration with the General Medical Council (GMC) with a current licence to practise from the GMC at intended start date
  • Section 12 Approved or eligibility for it.
  • A postgraduate qualification in psychiatry
Clinical Experience Essential
  • Competence in the management of a broad range of general adult mental disorders.
  • Experience with inpatient psychiatric management and with working in a multidisciplinary Team.
  • A postgraduate qualification in psychiatry Experience in Forensic Psychiatry.

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