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Consultant in Psychiatry for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

Job Reference: 100-MED-MHLD-128-F

Hywel Dda University Health Board
CTLD Pembrokeshire, Pembroke Dock
£82,356 - £106,920 per annum

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Consultant in Psychiatry for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities covering the Pembrokeshire Community Locality.

Reference: 100-MED-MHLD-128-F
BASE: Covering the County of Pembrokeshire

10 sessions/37.5 hours per week (2 additional sessions may be available subject to job planning)

  • Commitment awards every 3 years once salary scale maximum is reached (additional £3,336 - £26,671 per annum)
  • Up to 30% non-clinical work (SPA) per week within job plan
  • Relocation package up to £8000
  • Consultant Development Programme and Mentorship Scheme
  • NHS Discount / Staff Benefits Scheme
  • Pension – the NHS offers one of the UK’s best pension schemes
  • Employee Health & Wellbeing Service
  • Consultants in Wales paid on one of the first three points of the substantive Consultant pay scale also receive a Wales recruitment incentive payment.

We have an exciting opportunity in West Wales. We are developing our LD Services and undertaking a review of current provision. We have a vacancy for a LD Consultant Psychiatrist covering the County of Pembrokeshire in rural West Wales. The current caseload for Psychiatry is around 100 with around 320 service users open to the wider team. There are on average 3-4 new referrals to Psychiatry per month.

The post is located in Pembroke Dock, but flexible working arrangements can be discussed. The is a Community Learning Disability Team post with good MDT support and opportunities to develop areas of special interest as part of the 10-session post.

The Learning Disability Improvement Programme is an exciting collaboration between the Health Board, Local Authorities, third sector and the ‘Dream Team’. The Dream Team is an award-winning group of service users supported by advocacy who are fully engaged in the change process and empowered to represent the views of service users. The ‘Dream Team’ co-chair our Regional Partnership Group and help to lead our services. They have developed a Charter which highlights their rights and which Organisations and staff groups can sign up to. Hywel Dda University Health Board have signed up to this charter a charter as our aim is to ensure these values underpin all that we do in supporting people with learning disabilities.

Service Developments include :-

  • The development and adoption of the Learning Disability Charter •Ongoing review of inpatient services •Enhanced access to mainstream mental health services •Establishing Health Facilitation Nurses in GP practices and General Hospitals across West Wales •Development of an Intensive Outreach Team as an alternative to hospital admission •Numerous integrated care funded projects and scope to develop more

The potential for Health Board-wide developments and a closer liaison with primary care and social services is substantial and exciting. A major expansion in undergraduate medical student teaching is planned.

Applicants who wish to develop areas of special interest will be supported to do so. There is scope within the health board to accommodate a wide range of interests including research, neurodevelopmental work, forensics, S-CAMHS and epilepsy.

Any applicant who is unable, for personal reasons, to work full-time will be considered for the post. If such a person is appointed, modification of the job Content will be discussed on a personal basis in consultation with Consultant colleagues.

This is a warm and friendly department where innovation is encouraged and there is a lot of opportunity for practitioners to develop new skills and be engaged on exciting new projects in a supportive environment.

West Wales is one of the most beautiful parts of the UK with access to award winning beaches, outstanding countryside, mountains and lakes. It is an extremely attractive and affordable place to live and work, with many of us working flexible hours, and the Health Board supporting family friendly working arrangements. There are local amenities close by with large cities within reach, achieve that perfect work/life balance, and join our team.

Office accommodation, secretarial support and full IT facilities including access to intranet and internet will be provided.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Dr Warren Lloyd

Job title: Clinical Director and Associate Medical Director for MHLD

Email address:

Telephone number: (01267) 674130


For further details / informal visits contact:

NameDr Warren LloydJob titleClinical Director and Associate Medical Directore for MHLDEmail addresswarren.lloyd@wales.nhs.ukTelephone number(01267) 674 130Additional contact information

Details for Visiting

Those wishing to discuss the post informally in the first instance, or visit the department are encouraged to contact:

Dr Warren Lloyd - Clinical Director and Associate Medical Director for Mental Health & Learning Disabilities Service, Hywel Dda Health Board Canolfan Gwill, Glangwilli Hospital, Carmarthen SA31 2AF


Telephone number: 01267 674 130


Dr Rupert Thurston - Consultant Psychiatrist for Adults with Learning Disabilities & Medical Lead LD


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