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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 26/04/2020.

Consultant Psychiatrist - Older Adults, Blackpool CMHT/RITT

Job Reference: 351-MED279-AL

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
Older adult Psychiatry
Shorelands, Blackpool
£79,860 - £107,668 per annum

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire and Sefton area. The Trust was first established in 2002 and employs approximately 7,000 staff who provide care from more than 400 sites.

Following the retirement of the current post-holder, we are looking to recruit a substantive Consultant Psychiatrist in Older Adult Psychiatry to join our well established Community Mental Health and Rapid Intervention and Treatment Teams in the Blackpool area. This full time, 10 PA role would be based at Shorelands, Blackpool.

This is an exciting opportunity and we are looking for a consultant interested in inspiring, leading, and developing our service. You will work with a multidisciplinary team including other doctors, nurses, OTs, social workers, and psychology.

The role:

  • 2.5 SPAs as standard for a full time post
  • Excellent Older Adult peer support group
  • Opportunities to be a clinical and educational supervisor
  • Fantastic newly built studio accommodation available
  • Relocation package available.

There is On Call requirement for this post; 1:25.

The Job Description provides additional information about the post.

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust has over 100 Consultant Psychiatrists and is recognised as one of the best NHS employers in the country. We are proud to have amongst our Consultant workforce, recent winners of; the RCPsych CESR Evaluator of the Year, RCPsych Researcher of the Year, & RCPsych North West Division Trainer of the Year.

Applicants should hold full GMC registration and be included on the Specialist register of the GMC or they should be eligible for entry to the Specialist Register within 6 months of the interview date.

It is a requirement that applicants are Section 12 Approved at the time of commencing employment and have or are eligible to have Approved Clinician Status. Remuneration will be as set out in the terms of the New Consultant Contract according to previous experience.

*Whilst this post is advertised as 1 WTE (5 days) we are happy to consider part time candidates to fit around your work-life needs.

For further details / informal visits contact:

If you are interested in this post or would like to find out more about it, please contact :

Dr Prashant Kukkadapu (Associate Medical Director) – tel: 01282 657786

Dr Auday Khalaf (Deputy Associate Medical Director) – tel: 01253 957041

Alternatively, please contact via e-mail on

Informal visits are encouraged

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Lancashire & South Cumbria is committed to celebrating difference as an asset and we know that recruiting talent from diverse backgrounds helps to create a more flexible, creative and effective workforce. We welcome applications from people regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, religion or belief or sexual orientation. If there is anything you’d like to discuss in relation to your application then please ask.

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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