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ST4-6 Old Age Psychiatry

Job Reference: 395-MED94-19

NELFT NHS Foundation Trust
ST4-6 Old Age Psychiatry
Aldborough Road North, Newbury Park Ilford, Redbridge
£31,217 - £49,086 per ann

Do you want to be part of an innovative, dynamic organisation that is committed to delivering the best care by the best people? We are looking to appoint people who are as passionate about high quality care as we are.

NELFT provides award winning community and mental healthcare for over 2 million people. We work to ensure our patients, their friends and family, feel confident that their health needs are well met. With an excellent reputation for research and development, our skilled health professionals are at the cutting edge of evidence-based innovation, opening up the possibilities for better ways of working and delivery of care.

We are committed to the delivering the best care for our patients. The successful candidate will share this commitment and demonstrate our Trust values.

We are committed to continuous learning to improve patient outcomes so this means that we are also committed to the professional development of our workforce. We want to ensure you have the opportunity to grow and progress within NELFT, so take the first step on this journey by joining us now.

This post is based at the Redbridge Older Adult Mental Health Team, Community Health and Social Care: Seven Kings, Aldborough Road North, Newbury Park, Ilford, IG2 7SR (5-6 sessions) and Jasmine ward, King Georges Hospital IG3 8XJ for Older Peoples’ Liaison Psychiatry (1-2 sessions). The post provides a wide variety of training experiences in older adults’ mental health within an integrated team consisting of mental health, community health services and social services. The post holder will only be required to work within their clinical expertise. The post covers a diverse catchment area and therefore provides additional learning opportunities in cross cultural psychiatry and working with interpreters.


Redbridge Oder Adults Mental Health Services sit within cluster based integrated teams of mental health, community health and social services. This post is with the integrated team looking after Cranbrook & Loxford, Seven Kings and a part of Fairlop GP clusters in Redbridge. It consists of multidisciplinary staff including a full time consultant Psychiatrist, CPNs, Social Workers, OT, Psychologists, and admin. There are also mental health staff based at a site in South Woodford. Dr Saheem Gul, full time consultant psychiatrist and trainer and her ST trainee work with multidisciplinary mental health staff at South Woodford. Medical staffing for older adults services in Redbridge community therefore includes two Consultants and two ST4-6 posts.

There is a single point of Access for referrals to the integrated team through a First Response Service based at Lynton House in Ilford. The older adult component of the integrated teams assesses all older adult mental health referrals aged over 65 (and those under 65 with a diagnosis of dementia) from the London Borough of Redbridge. This includes all referrals with a diagnosis of a functional mental illness or dementia with challenging behaviour or complex needs. Referrals are assessed by the most appropriate member/s of the team and can take place in patients’ homes or in the outpatient clinic. A duty system operates to manage urgent referrals.

Dr Kinsler currently provides Consultant input to the Older Peoples’ Liaison Service based at Jasmine Ward, King George’s Hospital (KGH). The Liaison Service offers psychiatric support to Older People in the acute wards, A&E, and to the rehabilitation beds in the hospital. They also offer advice and teaching to the staff working in the hospital. The Team has three liaison nurses who carry out initial assessments with supervision and input from medical staff where necessary. The medical Team has a total of six sessions from Specialty Trainees.

The Redbridge Memory Service is also based at Community Health and Social Care: Seven Kings. Medical staffing in the memory service consists of a consultant psychiatrist, a staff grade psychiatrist and a core trainee psychiatrist. It also houses offices for all doctors working in Older Adults Mental Health.

There is a trust wide Home Treatment Team for Older Adults who have a gate keeping function for hospital admissions and provide intense input for older adult patients in a crisis.

Role of ST4-6

The post holder will provide medical input to the Liaison service for older adults aged 65 and over at King George’s Hospital with supervision from Dr Hilary Kinsler who provides Consultant input and clinical supervision for cases seen in Liaison. There is a weekly Liaison meeting.

The post holder will provide input to the older adult component of the integrated team looking after Cranbrook, Seven Kings and a part of Fairlop GP clusters in Redbridge. This is an area of ethnic and socio economic diversity. He/she will carry out initial assessments of both functional and organic cases in patients’ homes and outpatient clinic as well as carry out reviews with the multidisciplinary team. The post holder will only be required to work within their area of expertise in integrated teams.

There is an on call commitment (currently Specialist Registrars are 2nd on call (frequency of about 1 in 17 approximately) with consultant support.

The post holder will take part in teaching and training with opportunities to teach 4th year medical students from Bart’s and the London Medical School attached to the firm, multidisciplinary teaching within the team and other opportunities available locally.

Research Opportunities

There are a variety of research opportunities (either clinical or service based) within and outside the trust which has close links with UCL/Royal Free Hospital via Professor Peter Fonagy the Director for Research and Development at NELFT.

Special Interest

Sessions can be arranged in a variety of settings including Care of the Elderly Medicine on the general wards at King Georges Hospital, Memory Clinic sessions, Home Treatment Team for older adults and management experience.


At the beginning of the placement you will take part in an induction programme. Induction will introduce you to the organisation if you have not worked at the Trust before. You will also be introduced to the workplace and informed of the requirements of the post, including the nature of your on call commitments. You also will have an educational induction with your trainer that will help you write your individual learning plan for the placement.

Clinical Supervision

Dr Hinchcliffe is the Clinical Supervisor and will meet with the post holder for individual face to face supervision for one hour per week. Additional supervision of Liaison cases is possible with Dr. Kinsler.
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As an employee of NELFT, you will receive the following benefits:

  • Excellent working environments in a mix of state of the art and historic buildings
  • Agile working with outstanding ICT support
  • A long-standing and award-winning approach to Equality and Diversity with supportive networks for ethnic minority staff, staff with disabilities and LGBT staff
  • Staff Benefits including NHS Pension, childcare vouchers, a salary sacrifice car scheme, the MyTrustBenefits discount scheme, cycle scheme and Annual Leave Sale / Purchase scheme, trade union membership and a range of ambassadorial roles
  • A focus on staff health and wellbeing featuring subsidised gym membership, access to Mindfulness, walking groups and other wellbeing support.

We have signed the skills pledge and are an accredited Improving Working Lives organisation. We are committed to staff development and offer opportunities which include a wide range of training options and an active Quality Improvement Programme

Equal opportunities employer
We are committed to equal opportunities and diversity, are Disability Confident and therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community, people of all protected characteristics.

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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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