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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Fountain Way
£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.


Salisbury is a beautiful cathedral city with excellent schools (including grammar schools for boys and girls), a vibrant arts culture, easy road access to the New Forest, South Coast, Winchester and Bath and a direct rail link to London in under 90 minutes.

This is an established full time post based at Fountain Way, Salisbury, offering a high quality work-life balance. The Fountain Way site benefits from modern facilities, a hospital library and shop and a new primary care centre. Nine consultants are based at the site with ten junior medical staff as well as visiting medical students from the University of Southampton. There is an in-house weekly teaching programme.

As a Consultant Psychiatrist you will be working alongside a very friendly and enthusiastic group of colleagues. You will be one of three consultants working in the Community Mental Health Team (the other two consultants also cover the inpatient unit). Most GP referrals are seen by the separate Primary Care Liaison Service. The post includes two special interest sessions as ECT Lead (currently provided by another consultant) – training for this can be provided or an alternative special interest is negotiable. The ECT service has an experienced Lead Nurse and has been accredited with excellence by the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ ECT accreditation service.

We seek a candidate with enthusiasm for developing the service and Team members’ skills. Clinicians can develop their special interests and involvement in management.

• 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 Ian Ellison-Wright, Medical Lead Fountain Way on 01722 820379 or Dr Tony Gahan, Older Adult Consultant Fountain Way on 01722 820248

If you have problems applying, contact

01249 468105