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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 10/02/2020.

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Locum Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist

Job Reference: 222-MED-203

West London NHS Trust
Medical and Dental
£76,761- £103,490 per ann

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse providers of NHS mental and physical care in the UK. We are rated ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission and ‘outstanding’ for caring and our forensic services.

We are here to care for people with mental and physical illness, helping them to recover and go on to lead full and productive lives. We aim to be the best organisation of our kind in the country.

We provide care and treatment for children, adults and older people living in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow, delivering services in the community (at home, in GP surgeries, care homes), hospital, specialist clinics and forensic (secure) units.

Our physical healthcare services include intermediate care services in Hammersmith & Fulham as part of the Community Independence Service partnership.

Our national, specialist and forensic services include:

  • Medium secure services on the St Bernard’s Hospital site in Ealing
  • Services for people with complex and severe personality disorder at the Cassel Hospital in Richmond
  • High secure services at Broadmoor Hospital in Berkshire

We are a teaching Trust with a growing research portfolio, working with academic and industry partners.

Our 3400 staff are dedicated to improving lives, working with patients, service users, carers, families and partners across the communities we serve.

West London NHS Trust is one of the largest most diverse mental health providers in the UK, employing around 3,000 staff who are providing care and treatment for around 20,000 people each year and serving a local population of approximately 700,000 residents.

West London Forensic Services provide assessment, treatment and care in conditions of medium and low security and community for men and women from London and other parts of the UK. There is also a forensic adolescent unit within the service. Local Services provide inpatient and community care for adults of working age and older people in Hounslow, Ealing and Hammersmith and Fulham. The Trust acts as a teaching centre for Undergraduates and for Postgraduate Trainees in psychiatry. The forensic service also attracts a significant level of international interest from students and practising clinicians who do short term visiting placements.

Applications are invited from candidates with training/experience in Forensic Psychiatry for a Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist post in the West London Forensic Service (WLFS), West London Mental Health NHS Trust. It is essential that applicants have Higher Training in Forensic Psychiatry and must be registered with a licence to practice with the GMC. Inclusion on the Specialist Register or within six months of interview is a requirement. All applicants should have Section 12 Approval and Approved Clinician Status.

The FoCuS team is jointly commissioned with CNWL. All medical staff are employed solely by WLNT. The post holds a community case load and works with a full multidisciplinary team. This locum post is replacing an existing substantive role and presents the opportunity to become substantive in due course, subject to appointment at interview.

The salary range for this post is £76,761- £103,490 per annum pro-rated plus London Zone Weighting of £2,162 per annum. Candidates are invited to contact Dr Claire Dillon, Clinical Director ( or Dr Sophia Anwar, Medical Lead ( to arrange an informal discussion or a visit.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Claire Dillon, Clinical Director ( or Dr Sophia Anwar, Medical Lead ( to arrange an informal discussion or a visit.

We reserve the right to close adverts prior to the closing date stated should we receive a high volume of applications. If you do not hear back from us within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been short-listed on this occasion.

All staff identified as at-risk and who meet the requirements of the post will be prioritised accordingly.

We offer Relocation packages for some positions (including Band 5 and Band 6 Nurses) - a relocation allowance of up to £8000 is offered for those who meet a required criteria.

Registered Nurses are required to produce their current NMC Revalidation documents/Portfolio at the assessment centre for verification, unless you are a newly qualified nurse from University.

By applying for this post you are agreeing to West London NHS Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, you will be required to undergo a pre-employment check which can take between 4-8 weeks. After which your information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system

Please ensure you include professional email addresses and contact numbers for your referees which MUST be at supervisory or managerial capacity covering the last 3 years of employment to date to avoid delay in the recruitment process. If your current/most recent organisation is an NHS trust, we will be requesting one reference from your current line manager/HR department.

West London NHS Trust is committed to safeguarding of all children and vulnerable adults, eliminating discrimination for all groups and achieving equality of opportunity regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion or belief and sexuality. We aim to create a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve at all levels of seniority within the Trust. We are therefore particularly interested in receiving applications from people from ethnic minority backgrounds’.

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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