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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 08/12/2020.

Specialty Doctor

Job Reference: 301-MS-20-102974

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Forensic Psychiatry
The Hatherton Centre, St George’s Hospital
£41,158 - £76,751

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT) was formed in June 2018 when South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (SSSFT) acquired Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Partnership Trust (SSOTP). For further information please click on the Trust name above.

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Specialty Doctor in Forensic Psychiatry

Full Time / 10 PAs per week

Pay scale - Specialty Doctor

Join Midlands Partnership Foundation Trust as a valued Specialty Doctor in a multi-disciplinary team providing medical input into the Forensic Directorate of the Foundation Trust. The post is based at St Georges hospital Stafford, covering both Ellesemere low secure unit and the Hatherton centre, medium secure unit. This is a permanent contract however we are a flexible service and would be willing to discussion other preferences with you.

The Post

This post provides specialist psychiatric medical support to two inpatient teams: Newport House (Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit within the medium secure unit) and Ellesmere House (low secure learning disability unit).

The Hatherton Centre has the benefit of a rotational CT3 training post and up to three senior trainees in forensic psychiatry. The clinical teams based on Newport House and Ellesmere House are further supported by nurse practitioners who provide physical health as well as psychiatric care under the supervision of postholder and consultant psychiatrist. The unit hosts a weekly GP primary care clinic. The service is further supported by a primary care advanced nurse practitioner and staff trained in phlebotomy and undertaking ECGs.

The post holder will be provided with office space and access to a computer.

Clinical supervision will be provided by the consultants for Ellesmere and Newport.

Secretarial support is available at Marston House.

We can offer you

  • Very strong peer group support within the consultant body
  • Future planned investment which will enable you to shape future of services and enable you to create your own legacy
  • Opportunity to influence practice of Junior Doctors and Medical Students through teaching and training
  • Support with your professional development and the opportunity to help further your career in forensic psychiatry.


We would love to hear from you and arrange for you to meet our team please contact us :

Dr Indraneal Ray: 01785 221 342

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MPFT is committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all areas of the community, who meet the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, ethnictity, sexual orientation, gender, disability and religion/belief.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of individuals and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The Trust has a positive attitude to employees and job applicants with mental health issues.

PLEASE NOTE: should we have a high volume of applications the Trust may close the vacancy early

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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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