Specialty Doctor (Acute Services)

Norwich, Norfolk
10 Apr 2018
12 May 2018
Career Level
Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Full Time

A great place to work, a great place to live

Our Acute Services in Norwich continue to develop, leading to the opportunities for four Specialty doctors to work within the service. Opportunities currently exist in our wards, including PICU, as well as CRHT.

We are immensely proud of our staff and their passion, professionalism and dedication to change people’s lives. If you share that passion, if you too want to make a difference, then come and join us. In return you will get to work with a great team, with superb training and development opportunities and excellent staff benefits.

NSFT is the main provider of specialist mental health, psychological therapies, drugs and alcohol and learning disability services for the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk, serving a population of 1.6 million, across seven CCGs, with an annual turnover of £220m. 

The post holder must be registered with the GMC, possess a license to practice, have S12 Approval and three years or equivalent medical experience which should include experience in the diagnosis and treatment of complex mental illness.

Top reasons to come and work in Psychiatry in Norwich/Norfolk

  1. £10,000 recruitment premium* and up to £5,000 relocation expenses available.
  2. Applications welcome from associate specialists for the SAS doctor role (pay protection will be honoured). 
  3. According to a study by uSwitch, Norfolk is one of the top ten places to raise a family in the UK.
  4. Quality of living for doctors working in Norwich is high with areas of outstanding beauty and access to the culture and charm of this county. The city of Norwich is wonderful to explore and experience. Its phrase ‘see, shop, eat, stay’ is so very true. (London is closer than you think, 1 ¾ hours)
  5. Significant financial investments services, including an award winning police liaison services, further developing mental health A&E liaison and an enhancement of Sct 136 facilities to provide an improved experience for service users.
  6. Part time or dual role applications welcomed, including flexible working patterns.
  7. There are numerous teaching opportunities available at the medical school, University of East Anglia.
  8. NSFT is leading on numerous studies to support the development of research and evaluation. The service is well connected to national and international academics in the field.
  9. We will support the training, study time and costs associated with achieving article 14 and RC/AC status.
  10. Strong partnership working with other third sector providers and stakeholders.
  11. Protected time of 25% SPA per week

Interviews are expected to take place in the week commencing 4 June 2018.

*external candidates only

For further details / informal visits contact:

For an informal discussion or to arrange a visit, we would encourage candidates to contact Dr Wagle at Ajay.Wagle@nsft.nhs.uk. We look forward to hearing from you.

Alternatively, please click the apply button.


Apart from its legal duties in relation to equality and diversity, the Trust recognises and actively promotes the benefits of a diverse workforce and is committed to treating all employees with dignity and respect regardless of race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief. 

Additionally, people with disabilities that fall under the Two Ticks - Guaranteed Interview Scheme will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification). 

FOR POSTS WITH DIRECT SERVICE USER CONTACT - Please be advised that due to recent changes in the DBS Service, organisations no longer receive copies of DBS Disclosures – these are sent directly to candidates only. Therefore, it will be your responsibility, if successful, to ensure that this is taken to the appointing officer as soon as you receive it. 

Alternatively, if you have subscribed to the update service, we will be able to check your status once we have your authority to do so.

The Trust has now introduced a DBS Update Service which is a contractual requirement. You need to subscribe when you have applied for your DBS clearance and there is a time limit to subscribe of 19 days after receipt of your DBS disclosure. Please ensure that this is completed within the set time scale.

This update service is an annual subscription at a cost of £13 to you. This will enable the Trust to have instant online access to your DBS record, with your consent, and so will remove the need for you to have to apply for this repeat check again.

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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