Consultant Older People Mental Health

Newham, London (Greater)
14 Jun 2019
14 Jul 2019
Career Level
Part Time

Consultant Older People Mental Health 363-MRNC5279

ELFT (East London NHS Foundation Trust) is making a positive difference to thousands of people's lives, providing support so that they can fulfil their potential and enjoy healthy lives.

ELFT has been named one of the HSJ Top 10 best places to work in healthcare, HSJ Provider Trust of the Year and graded as Outstanding by our regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in 2018. We believe that staff who feel valued by the Trust and are truly engaged in the organisation deliver better outcomes for our patients. This Trust is clinician-led, and provides the highest possible level of clinical expertise throughout its services.

We have set ourselves the mission to improve the quality of life of all we serve, and have embarked on an ambitious Quality Improvement Programme to transform the culture of the Trust to one of continuous improvement, delivered through participation of all staff and with service users, carers and families at the heart of our efforts to improve.

Mental Health and Wellbeing Services in Luton and Bedfordshire are part of East London NHS Foundation Trust. They have undergone transformative changes over the past four years with redesigned admission and crisis care pathways, newly developed recovery-focused community mental health teams and expanded primary mental healthcare and liaison services. Strong clinical leadership and an embedded culture of continuous improvement and meaningful patient involvement are helping us to improve care outcomes and staff satisfaction and helping us in our strategy to improving population health.

An old age psychiatry consultant post within the Adult Mental Health Directorate in Newham has become available due to the former substantive post-holder retiring. The successful candidate will join the diagnostic memory clinic, an award winning multidisciplinary team. The Team won the Royal College of Psychiatrists Award for Quality Improvement in 2017 for reducing waiting times. The Service was also re-accredited by MSNAP in 2018.

Requests for flexible working would also be actively considered.

The post-holders would, if interested, have the unique opportunity to pursue research interests at the Unit for Social and Community Psychiatry based in Newham. The unit is jointly operated by Queen Mary University of London and East London NHS Foundation Trust. Since 2012 it has been a World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre, the only one specifically for Mental Health Service Development worldwide.

For more information or an informal discussion please contact:

Dominic Dougall Clinical Director for Newham 02075406762 or

David Bridle, Medical Director for London

Closing Date:              21st July 2019

Interview Date:            6th August 2019