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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 27/08/2020.

Consultant In Psychiatry Of Learning Disability (Newport)

Job Reference: 040-CON359-R-C

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
Psychiatry of Learning Disability
Blaenau Gwent Community Learning Disability Team, Newport
£100,977 per an

If you are successful at interview for this post you will receive your conditional offer of appointment and information pack via email.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post. If you are short listed for this post, you will be contacted via your email account you used to apply for this post, therefore please check your account regularly.

Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board support flexible working.

Please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any time should it be filled via the internal redeployment process

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Medical & Dental Recruitment

Full Time 10 sessions

Consultant Psychiatrist in Learning Disability

Anticipated Start Date: Immediate

Based at Newport Community Learning Disability Team

Closing Date for Applications: 27th Augut 2020

The LD Directorate is committed to developing a modern, evidence based, needs led service for people with a Learning Disability. This post provides an exciting opportunity to join an established and innovative directorate which is striving to provide excellent care for the population of Gwent who have Learning Disability. The LD directorate is working on a number of initiatives to improve patient experience and provide a modern LD service for the future while continuing to deliver high quality care. The Learning Disabilities Directorate sits within the Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Division of Aneurin Bevan Health Board. The Directorate is managed by the Clinical Director, Lead Nurse and Directorate Service Manager and the Division is managed by the Divisional Director, Lead Nurse and General Manager.

The successful applicant will be responsible for providing outpatient services to Newport, which has a total population of approximately 143,447 (current medical caseload 125). And would be expected to lead on the implementation of the community service review, the development of the community teams, outcome measures, audit and research in the community teams.

The intention of the community service review is to strengthen the multidisciplinary community teams (including enlarging the medical workforce) and to broaden the work of the CLDTs.

Facilities: Office accommodation is provided within Newport Community Learning Disability Team (CLDT) and at Llanfrechfa Grange. Secretarial support is based in Newport CLDT (4 Days) and full IT facilities will be provided.

The Health Board actively supports consultant doctors to undertake funded 3 month formal sabbaticals through an annual application process.

Free parking is available across all Aneurin Bevan University Health Board Sites.

This position involves Regulated Activity with children and adults as defined by the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act (amended by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012) and the following checks will be undertaken following any conditional offer:

  • Enhanced check with barred list information, including
  • - an adults and children’s barred list check

Applicants must hold full registration and a licence to practice with the GMC

Candidates for Consultant posts must also be on the GMC Specialist Register (including via CESR/European Community Rights) or will have a CCT/CESR(CP) date within 6 months of interview.

Vacancy Ref: 040-CON359-R-C

Closing Date for Applications: Midnight on 327th August 2020

Published on NHS Jobs and Trac: 28th Juy 2020

Published in BMJ: 8th August 2020

Interview Date: 25th September 2020


For further details / informal visits contact:

Those wishing to discuss the post informally in the first instance or arrange a visit to the department should contact Professor Catherine Bright , Clinical Director LD Directorate, Tel 01633 623574, Email

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website.

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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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