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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 19/12/2021.

Consultant Psychiatrist

Job Reference: 363-MRLB9770

East London NHS Foundation Trust
Mental and Health
Florence Ball house, BEDFORD
£84,559 - £114,003 per annum

ELFT has long been recognised as a centre of excellence for mental and health care, innovation and improvement. So it is a very exciting time for you to come and work for us. Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive – so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.

We seek a consultant to lead an innovative Multidisciplinary Clinical Team working with a non-CPA patient group within Bedford's community mental health service. The post-holder will work closely with primary care colleagues in developing and implementing care pathways for individuals with mild to moderate mental health problems.

Bedford community mental health teams have undergone a process of redesign in order to focus on providing prompt assessment and intervention at the point of need within a new primary care-linked assessment service. By separating out some of the functions of a traditional CMHT, the new structure allows more of a focus on recovery for those with enduring mental health problems. You will join an established MDT with strong leadership.

This post offers exciting opportunity to be involved in the community mental health transformation to implement the Long term NHS plans.

You will be supported to train in our QI programme. Management and service development interests an asset.

For further details / informal visits contact:


Reena Sani

Email address

Telephone number 020 3288 5100


The successful applicant will be an NHS employee and may therefore have contact with vulnerable service users. During the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been necessary to take significant steps to protect the health and safety of our staff, service users and those attending our sites. In order to comply with our duty of care, we require our staff to have the COVID vaccine and we will ask for proof of vaccination during the recruitment process. Vaccination will be a condition of employment unless an exemption applies.

What Next?

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Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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