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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 06/12/2020.

Clinical-Research Speciality Doctor

Job Reference: 222-MED-210-C

West London NHS Trust
Clinical Research
Medical staffing-Primary & Planned Mental Health, London
£40,037 - £74,661 pa plus London Weighting

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse providers of NHS mental and physical care in the UK. We are rated ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission and ‘outstanding’ for caring and our forensic services.

We are here to care for people with mental and physical illness, helping them to recover and go on to lead full and productive lives. We aim to be the best organisation of our kind in the country.

We provide care and treatment for children, adults and older people living in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow, delivering services in the community (at home, in GP surgeries, care homes), hospital, specialist clinics and forensic (secure) units.

Our physical healthcare services include intermediate care services in Ealing as part of the Community Independence Service partnership.

Our national, specialist and forensic services include:

  • Medium secure services on the St Bernard’s Hospital site in Ealing
  • Services for people with complex and severe personality disorder at the Cassel Hospital in Richmond
  • High secure services at Broadmoor Hospital in Berkshire

We are a teaching Trust with a growing research portfolio, working with academic and industry partners.

Our 3400 staff are dedicated to improving lives, working with patients, service users, carers, families and partners across the communities we serve.

Following a substantial new investment from NHSE to be one of 12 national ‘early implementer’ sites to deliver integrated community mental health services in line with the NHSE long term plan, we are seeking two speciality doctors to both participate in the new model and to lead on the evaluation of the implication of this new model for patient outcomes.

The NHSE long term plan aims to develop ‘new and integrated models of primary and community mental health care [which] will support adults and older adults with a range of mental health presentations. These services will aim to break down the current barriers in accessing services, align services with the individual’s primary care network and deliver integrated, personalised, place-based and well-coordinated care. We have recently been rated as Good by the CQC and are now working towards the attainment of an outstanding rating. We have an excellent team with superb clinical supervision available from outstanding Consultant Psychiatrists and an active and vibrant research department.

This new development entails re-modelling services with a renewed focus on working with people with a range of mental health problems and ensuring that their care is accessible and sits at the core of their communities. Services will be modernised to shift to whole person, whole population health approaches. This means that we will be looking at all the community resources available including health, social care, VCSE organisations and local communities and considering resources to support wellbeing outside of mental health services alone.

The successful post holders will join a well-established psychiatry team working across Inpatient services, Crisis Assessment and Treatment Teams, Early Intervention, Recovery, Rehabilitation, Primary Care Mental Health and many others. The service has an extremely active CPD programme for doctors and we have re-designed our job plans for Speciality doctors to include 2 days dedicated to this service evaluation (pro rata for part time staff).

The post holders will link with both Imperial College Health Partners (ICHP) and our trust R&D department for development of these protocols and evaluation methodology. The trust is committed to developing excellent services and you will be part of a team excited by, and striving for, optimal recovery outcomes for each individual who uses our services.

Please contact / 07973800923 for more information or should you have additional queries.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Namejulia.renton@westlondon.nhs.ukTelephone number07973800923Additional contact information

Flu vaccination – what we expect from our staff

At West London we look after patients who are vulnerable. Each year, seasonal flu affects thousands of people in the UK. Occurring mainly in winter, it is an infectious respiratory disease capable of producing symptoms ranging from those similar to the common cold, through to the very severe or even fatal disease.

The wellbeing of our staff and patients is of the utmost importance to us, and it is the expectation of the Trust that all patient-facing staff have an annual flu vaccination, provided free of charge by the Trust.


We reserve the right to close adverts prior to the closing date stated should we receive a high volume of applications. If you do not hear back from us within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been short-listed on this occasion.

All staff identified as at-risk and who meet the requirements of the post will be prioritised accordingly.

We offer Relocation packages for some positions (including Band 5 and Band 6 Nurses) - a relocation allowance of up to £8000 is offered for those who meet a required criteria.

Registered Nurses are required to produce their current NMC Revalidation documents/Portfolio at the assessment centre for verification, unless you are a newly qualified nurse from University.

By applying for this post you are agreeing to West London NHS Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, you will be required to undergo a pre-employment check which can take between 4-8 weeks. After which your information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system

Please ensure you include professional email addresses and contact numbers for your referees which MUST be at supervisory or managerial capacity covering the last 3 years of employment to date to avoid delay in the recruitment process. If your current/most recent organisation is an NHS trust, we will be requesting one reference from your current line manager/HR department.

West London NHS Trust is committed to safeguarding of all children and vulnerable adults, eliminating discrimination for all groups and achieving equality of opportunity regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion or belief and sexuality. We aim to create a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve at all levels of seniority within the Trust. We are therefore particularly interested in receiving applications from people from ethnic minority backgrounds’.

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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