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Consultant Psychiatrist

Job Reference: 445-2093-MED

Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
General Adult Psychiatry
Bushey Fields Hospital, Dudley
£76,761 - £103,490 per an

Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust employs around 1,100 staff based at 28 locations across Dudley and Walsall. This includes three hospitals: Bushey Fields Hospital in Dudley, Dorothy Pattison in Walsall and Bloxwich Hospital for older adults in Bloxwich, Walsall

The Trust provides the following range of mental health services to around 560,000 children, adults and older people across Dudley and Walsall:

  • Community mental health services for children, adults and older people
  • Inpatient services for adults and older people at our three hospitals
  • Primary Care Mental Health services and Psychological Therapies
  • Mental Health Social Care Services
  • Employment, education and training support for people with mental health problems
  • Specialist deaf services for children and young people with mental health issues

The Trust serves a very diverse population. Equality of opportunity is central to everything that we do, both as a service provider and as an employer.

Any overseas candidates will be required to provide a criminal record certificate from any country they have lived for 12 months or more in the past 10 years.

Consultant Psychiatrist (x 2)


We are an exciting and innovative NHS organisation making quality and service improvement our priority. As a Mental Health Trust we pride ourselves on our ability to provide excellent mental health care across the lifespan to the residents of Dudley and Walsall.



Bushey Fields Hospital, Dudley, DY1 2LZ


Due to internal moves, we are now looking to fill the following posts, based at Bushey Fields Hospital in Dudley.


Crisis Resolution / Home Treatment


Job Ref: WMC2019.24 / TRAC Ref: 1702114 10 Programmed Activities.


Applications are invited for 2 x full time Consultants to work in leading the Crisis/Home Treatment team based at Bushey Fields Hospital Dudley. These are existing posts within a well-established supportive team working in close collaboration with the 8 Consultants in General Adult Psychiatry and their teams. The locality is divided into eight sectors, having retained the Continuity of Care model. Patients have access to local beds and strong links with community services and the CRHT team ensure that patients remain close to home, and treatment is provided as close to home as possible. The CRHT team is seen as vital in maintaining this successful model.


The consultant will work with a Consultant colleague in CRHT; have the support of an experienced Associate Specialist and the recent addition of a CT3 trainee and an FY1, working alongside a very experienced team of nurses and other clinicians, using agile technology and with administrative support.


For the above posts, there are opportunities for someone with an enthusiasm for leadership and innovation to become involved in active service improvement and partnership working with GPs and primary care is a focus of our development. The Trust encourages the participation of medical staff in Medical Management through to the Associate Medical Directorates and Medical Director, and there is strong support from the Clinical Directors for Acute and Community Services. As a training and teaching Trust there are opportunities to teach postgraduate psychiatric and GP trainees and undergraduates from Birmingham and Grenada Universities. Links to local Universities have always been strong and input to Birmingham and Wolverhampton Universities is welcomed.


For further information and/or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Dr Muhammad Iqbal (Tel no: 01384 321942), Clinical Director, or Dr Usman Khalid, Associate Medical Director (Tel no: 01384 324571).

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further details, informal enquiries, or to arrange a visit to the Trust, please contact Dr Iftikhar Ahmad, Joint Medical Director on 01384 324571 or Dr M Iqbal, Clinical Director Director on 01384 321942.

In all instances we intend to close adverts at midnight of the closing date specified. However, if there is a large volume of applications we may close the vacancy earlier. You are therefore strongly advised to submit your application as soon as possible and to refer to the person specification before submitting.

The Trust does not pay expenses to candidates invited to interview.

Any internal staff affected by change or at risk of redundancy will be given priority for the role.

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Dudley & Walsall Mental Health NHS Partnership Trust does not routinely accept CVs as a means of application. Please complete the online application form to apply for this vacancy. Paper applications / CVs can only be accepted in exceptional circumstances which have been agreed prior to sending with the Workforce Development department.

Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust recognises that any form of discrimination is unacceptable and aims to treat without bias. We seek to utilise and develop the talents and resources of all employees irrespective of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, religious beliefs, gender, marital status, age, sexual orientation or disability.

We actively recruit and promote people from all backgrounds, at every level and across all professions and this has resulted in a workforce that is reflective of the local community we serve.

Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults across the organisation. The welfare of children and vulnerable adults who come into contact with our services either directly or indirectly is paramount and all staff have a responsibility to ensure that best practice is followed, including compliance with statutory requirements. Our Trust covers two boroughs and we are key members of both boroughs' Safeguarding Board arrangements.

Better Together - Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

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.

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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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