Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist - 2 Posts
Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist - 2 Posts (8 PA's)
Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust that is rated “Outstanding” for our community based Older People’s Mental Health Service and “Good” for our other services by the CQC.
The Trust is seeking 2 Consultant Old Age Psychiatrists to join the Reading and Wokingham Older People’s Mental Health Services.
These are community posts and are based at Prospect Park Hospital and Wokingham Hospital.
The Older Peoples Mental Health Services offer treatment for patients with dementia of any age across Berkshire and older patients with a functional mental illness. The teams take new referrals of older patients with mental health problems complicated by physical illnesses associated with physiological ageing and are best equipped to offer appropriate treatments and liaison with social care networks.
There is no actual age cut off that determines entry to the service, but is based on the combination of mental health need and physical frailty secondary to ageing. For those patients who are already known to adult mental health services and require handing over to Older People’s Mental Health, their transfer should be arranged in compliance with Trust Policy in place for this purpose. Patients are never transferred on the basis of age but change in need secondary to frailty due to ageing.
For further details / informal visits contact:
Reading: Dalia Hanna, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Wokingham: Nicholas Woodthorpe,email email@example.com