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Consultant Psychiatrist in Medical Psychotherapy (CBT)

Job Reference: 313-MS9538(2)

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust - Medical Staffing
Adult Mental Health
£84, 559 t- £114,003 per annum

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1m people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Consultant Psychiatrist in Medical Psychotherapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust Respect, Integrity and Compassion? If so read on and take a look at the opportunity below……

We (Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust) are an integrated mental health, community health and learning disability services provider for all ages. Our 6,500 staff and volunteers provide services through over 100 in-patient and community settings, as well as in people’s homes, across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Our collective vision is to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all with quality and safety as our number one priority.

We are now seeking to recruit a committed Consultant Medical Psychiatrist to our experienced and expanding team of therapists. The team provides specialist CBT in group and individual settings, face to face and remotely, to patients from the whole of Leicestershire and is actively involved in innovative service development. You will work in partnership with members of well-established multi-disciplinary teams, both operationally and strategically to drive forward innovation delivering the best care for our patients. You will take an active and leading role in the development of new clinical pathways in the Trust, for example the proposed trauma-informed pathway.

We believe in strong clinical and operational leadership, encouraging innovation across our services. We require enthusiastic, committed and motivated individuals to provide inspirational leadership to our medical workforce and take responsibility for clinical quality assurance and clinical standards with the service.

Every opportunity will be given to encourage personal initiatives, research and specialist interests. There are opportunities to teach undergraduate medical students. The post holder will be expected to work with autonomy to provide highly professional and specialist advice to colleagues to ensure high standards of direct care deliver, inclusive of supportive systems for professional revalidation and performance development of teams who are accountable for the delivery of high quality, safe and effective care.

As an employer we offer:

  • Protected time for research/special clinical interest
  • Annual Clinical excellence awards, local recognition budget
  • Home to base mileage (NHS T&Cs)
  • Relocation Expenses – a removal expenses package may be payable
  • Access to funds to support CPD
  • Agile working with ICT support
  • Staff Benefits including NHS Pension, childcare vouchers, a salary sacrifice scheme, discount schemes and cycle scheme
  • Staff health and wellbeing, subsidised gym membership and other wellbeing support

Informal visits and enquiries are welcomed. Please contact the following to arrange:

Dr Haroula Konstantinidou, Consultant Psychiatrist in Medical Psychotherapy.
Tel. 0116 295 2350 Email:

Rachel Shelbourne, Acting CBT service lead. tel. 0116 295 2305

Dr Vesna Acovski, Clinical Director. tel. 01455 443966

Dr Fabida Aria, Associate Medical Director for Mental Health. tel. 0116 295 3090


It is a statutory requirement for roles that involve work in care homes that staff are up to date with their Covid vaccination status to be able to work in that environment, unless the person has a valid medical exemption. Where a role requires this, they will need to demonstrate that they meet this requirement during the recruitment process.

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