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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 09/06/2022.

Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry

Job Reference: 201-MD-2022-CONS-011

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Dementia and older people Mental health Service
Garner Ward, Bodmin Hospital, Bodmin
£84,559 - £114,003 PA Pro Rata

Thank you for your interest in joining us at Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. We pride ourselves in striving to be an employer of choice.

Great Care We will deliver safe, high quality, consistent and personalised care based on best practice. We are working to be a responsive organisation that listens and learns.

Great Organisation We work to be a green organisation, and our sustainability plan will deliver NHS net zero targets. We will support quality care, research and innovation. All our work will be underpinned by clear and transparent principles and systems.

Great People We will work together with our staff to create an organisation that supports our collective health and wellbeing. We will attract, retain and develop great people, and embed a caring, open, inclusive and restorative just culture that supports us to deliver quality care.

Great Partner With our partners we will deliver health care that improves people’s quality of life, prevents ill health and reduces inequalities. We will spend our money wisely to achieve high quality outcomes that matter to local people.

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us, for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement whether that’s job share, part time or a flexible pattern. In addition, although the role advertised may have a ‘home’ office base indicated, we remain committed to supporting flexibility around workplace locations. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Successful applicants will be an NHS employee and may therefore have contact with vulnerable service users. During the C19 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. Unless exempt, we encourage and support staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against C19.

Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry needed to join the existing Dementia Assessment Unit - 10 PA's

Are you an enthusiastic and dedicated Old Age Psychiatrist? Are you interested in moving to a beautiful part of the UK with access to some of the best beaches and diverse landscapes in the Country? Would you like to work as part of a clinically engaged and cohesive workforce with excellent opportunities for career development in medical management, teaching and training or research.

We are looking for a colleague to join our friendly and supportive group of Old Age Psychiatrists as a Consultant for our Dementia Assessment Unit, Garner Ward at Bodmin Hospital. This is a full-time post (10 PAs, including 2.5 SPAs) which has arisen as the result of retirement.

Garner Ward is a thriving, 16 bedded multidisciplinary inpatient service for the assessment of patients with dementia and challenging behaviour. At the last CQC inspection, it was rated as Outstanding, it has also received following accolades - 2021 – High Sheriff Of Cornwall Unsung Hero Award (in recognition of valuable service to the community) and 2019 – CFT Team of the year.


The ward benefits from being a purpose-built environment. There is a part-time Specialty Doctor who is also RC/S12 approved as well as a GP who specialises in the care of frail adults and supports the physical health care of our inpatients on the ward. All patients are assessed by a dedicated ward-based Psychologist using the Cornwall Behaviour Pathway, a modification of the Newcastle Model.


Our consultant group meets regularly, holding sessions for case-based discussion, peer review and a radiology MDT. The Trust holds regular monthly CPD mornings as well as trainee led Grand Rounds.

Cornwall Partnership Trust is committed to and values its medical workforce. We want our doctors to work at their full potential. For this reason, we are offering new appointees the chance to extend their development. If you want to undertake a further qualification, undertake research, or involve yourself in our transformation, we are happy to consider a flexible SPA offer above the standard 2.5 SPAs to enable study, such as:

  • MBA
  • Leadership development
  • Psychotherapy qualifications
  • PGCE
  • Research

I very much look forward to discussion with anyone who is interested in this post and the opportunities available and can be contacted via email – – to arrange this on-line or by telephone, as you prefer.

Informal visits can also be arranged, so that you can meet us in person!

Thank you for your interest.


Consultant Psychiatrist Dementia and Older People's Mental Health Liaison Team, RCHT

01872 252930 (contact via my secretary Louise Cunnington)

We are proud to prioritise the development of our people and have the following opportunities available:

  • Career conversations with development plans for succession planning and talent management
  • Protected CPD time for registered staff
  • Access to a central development fund supporting CPD for all staff
  • Leadership and Management programmes
  • Coaching and mentoring opportunities
  • Clinical induction programme for operational skills
  • Access to a care certificate programme for band 1-4 clinical staff
  • A preceptorship programme to support newly qualified staff
  • Individual professional development programmes

Being part of a successful NHS Foundation Trust brings a portfolio of rewards and benefits for our staff. These include:

  • Suite of health and wellbeing initiatives to support colleagues physical and mental health
  • Free access to individual HARP portfolios to support revalidation for nursing staff
  • Free DBS checks where required
  • Discounts available from retailers, UK hotels and main attractions
  • NHS Pension Scheme
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme

The Trust reserves the right to close this advert once a sufficient number of applications have been submitted. It is encouraged that you complete the application at your earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.

If you are successful at the shortlisting stage of the recruitment process you will be contacted via email regarding interview details.

We are committed to diversity and equality of employment including the employment of current and former service users.

If you are successful, you agree to Occupational Health accessing your health records from your current or previous employer to check the status of your inoculations and screening tests. Appointments are subject to full three year satisfactory references therefore please ensure you include correct contact details for your nominated referees including email addresses.

Any general recruitment queries, please contact our recruitment team on 01208 834644

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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