Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry

Consultant Psychiatrist

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Old Age Psychiatry
Consultant Psychiatrist
Full Time 10 PAs per week
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Green Lane Hospital
£76,761 - £103,490 per annum
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Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP) is a significant provider of high quality mental health services across a core catchment area covering Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire. The Trust also provides specialist services for a wider catchment extending throughout the south west.

Our aim is to enable and empower people to reach their potential and to live fulfilling lives through providing recovery and reablement focused services that yield positive outcomes for our service users and their carers.

Specifically, The Trust provides services for people with mental health needs, with needs relating to drug or alcohol dependency and mental health services for people with learning disabilities. We also provide secure mental health services and work with the criminal justice system.

Increasingly AWP provides treatment and care in people's own homes and other community settings, reflecting the preferences of our service users. Our community services are supported by high quality inpatient services that provide short term assessment, treatment and care.


Applications are invited for the post of Consultant Psychiatrist working with Older Adults in the community within West Wilts, Yatton Keynell and Devizes (WWYKD) area. This is a full time post, 10 PAs per week.

Wiltshire is a beautiful county of chalk plains with eight White Horse chalk figures on hillsides, river valleys, ancient monuments and world heritage sites including Avebury and Stonehenge. The post holder will be based at Green Lane Hospital, Devizes which is at the heart of Wiltshire and within the patch they cover.

Older adult services in this part of Wiltshire are provided by three teams, the WWYKD Community Mental Health Team and the WWYKD Memory Team are both based at Savernake but with subsidiary bases at Green Lane. The Care Home Liaison Team is a Wiltshire Wide Team with a small team dedicated to working with clients in the WWYKD area. The WWYKD area is also covered by an established three day a week consultant. The post itself has recently been re-organised to fall entirely within one CMHT area.

The WWYKD CMHT patch consists of a series of small market towns and villages in Wiltshire. The Team is Ageless and includes Adult and Older Adult specialisms with two FTE equivalent AOWA colleagues as well as a 0.6 WTE Old Age colleague. The successful applicant will work only with the Older Adult part of the service. The CMTH provides a service for patients who have been assessed by the Primary Care Liaison Team and can refer to and take referrals from the North and South Wiltshire Intensive Services.

The WWYKD memory service is a diagnostic and prescribing service managing the health needs of those with uncomplicated dementia in the WWYKD area. The Care Home Liaison service is a recently established service providing input in to nursing and residential homes in the WWYKD area with a view to admission avoidance.

Devizes has a weekly Academic programme with outside speakers. In addition there is a monthly PDP group and Peer Supervision. CPD activities are supported. The applicant would be expected to participate.

Medical students from Bristol University are placed at Green Lane Hospital and therefore teaching opportunities might be available if this would be of interested.

• We are committed to your development, making the very best of your talent and helping you to achieve your career aspirations.
• As an NHS employer we offer one of the most competitive and flexible benefits packages.
• The flexible on-call rota provides up to 6.5 extra days leave allowance per year.
• Relocation package of up to £8,000

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Paul Bown, Medical Lead for North and West Wiltshire and Older Adults on 01380 731200 or Dr Angelika Luehrs, Medical Lead for West Wiltshire on 01380 731292.

If you have problems applying, contact

01249 468105