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Specialty Doctor

Specialty Doctor

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Older Adult Psychiatry
Specialty Doctor
Full Time 10 PAs
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Victoria Centre, Swindon
£39,060 - £72,840 per annum
30/03/2019 23:59

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP) provides inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire. We also provide specialist services extending throughout the south west.

We employ over 4,000 dedicated members of staff who deliver services from more than 90 locations, working in approximately 150 teams across a geographical region of 2,200 miles, for a population of approximately 1.8million people.

We are passionate about promoting good mental health and wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise and resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe and focused on people's recovery. Our staff are pivotal in everything we do and we are committed to involving them fully in the development of the Trust and our services.


Applications are invited for the post of full time Specialty doctor working within the Memory Service, which provides a specialist assessment and diagnostic service, together with on-going regular monitoring. The aim of the service is to promote understanding and ownership of the disease and its implications and promote independence. The team consists of experienced nurses and Assistant Psychologists as well as excellent administrators and are based at the Victoria Centre in Swindon..

The Memory Service has links with the Kingshill Research Centre, one of the largest clinical trials units for Dementia care, which has been carrying out clinical trials for more than 20 years.

This post provides excellent opportunities for professional development and offers the chance to broaden knowledge and learn new clinical skills in this specialist field. The post holder will receive weekly Consultant supervision. There are no out of hours on call responsibilities with this post. You will be experienced in the assessment and treatment of psychiatric problems in older people, including Dementia, and be aware of current research and psychological therapies. You should demonstrate outstanding communication skills and be flexible according to the changing demands of clinical priorities. The ability to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team is essential.

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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

For further information or to arrange a visit, please contact:


Kate Thomas, Memory Service Team Manager on 01793 327874