Consultant - General Adult Psychiatry

Walsall, West Midlands
£76,761 - £103,490
03 Nov 2017
10 Dec 2017
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust is situated on the western edge of the West Midland. Walsall is a thriving metropolitan town, bounded by Wolverhampton, South Staffordshire, North Birmingham and Sandwell and covers 40 square miles to the North of Birmingham. It is well served by motorway and rail links, connecting to other centres and countryside to the North. While much of the borough is urban in nature, it includes large areas of green belt. There are some excellent schools, shopping facilities and entertainment.

The total population of Walsall is 253,500. In 1991 almost 15% of the total population was from minority ethnic groups, mostly from South Asia. There are areas of socio-economic deprivation and some neighbourhoods of relative affluence.

Birmingham is easily accessible to both areas and has a rich culture and social amenities. The University has a prestigious medical school which places medical students at both localities.


Whilst there are separate teams providing the Early Access Service (EAS) and the Community Recovery Service (CRS), the general adult psychiatrists have retained a role which covers the EAS; CRS and inpatient care. They provide one day a week in the EAS and the rest of the time is divided between providing care in the community, CRS facilities and inpatient facilities. 

This gives continuity of care and provides a better service for service users. Inpatient facility for General Adult patient in Walsall locality is at Dorothy Pattison Hospital and consists of 42 beds. 

Our recruitment policy is to seek high calibre candidates with whom we can work flexibly to develop posts which both provide an excellent clinical service and the opportunity for personal development.

The successful applicant will have access to:

  • 8-10 admission beds 
  • Consultant led multidisciplinary team 
  • Middle grade doctors and trainees 
  • An office and a Personal Medical Secretary 
  • Opportunity to participate in postgraduate training. 

Bushey Fields Hospital is fully accredited by the Royal College of Psychiatrists and administers the Black Country Rotational Training Scheme. He/she would be responsible for the provision of a service to the North 4 locality of Walsall covering an adult (16-65) population of approximately 30,000 and providing continuity of care from outpatient to inpatient care.

Candidates should be eligible for the Specialist Register, have Section 12 Approval and show commitment to multidisciplinary team working.

The Trust has an active training programme for junior doctors both for vocational training to general practice and trainee psychiatrists. Medical students are attached from Birmingham University and from overseas medical schools. Continuing professional development and study leave is fully supported by the Trust.

The starting point on the increment scale will be commensurate with your experience. We can offer generous relocation packages and assistance with work permits for suitable applicants.

For an informal discussion about this post please contact Dr Mark Weaver, Joint Medical Director on 01922 608161 or Dr Iftikhar Ahmad, Clinical Director for Community & Recovery services on 01922 60816.

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Closing date: 10 December 2017

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