Consultant Psychiatrist - Kingston and Richmond Assessment Team KRAT

The Trust, rated ‘good’ by the CQC, is committed to providing high quality health care for local people with mental health problems in South West London and more specialist mental health services for people throughout the UK.

Consultant General Adult Psychiatry postFull time (10PAs)To commence as soon as possible after appointments panel

Are you ready to join our dynamic community mental health services which are undergoing an exciting and innovative transformation! We are looking for consultants with the interest and skills in providing strong medical leadership to take our services forward.

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated General Adult Consultant Psychiatrist to work in our Kingston and Richmond Assessment Team (KRAT).

COVID-19 has brought with it many challenges but it has also shown us other ways of effective working that look set to be adopted moving forward. This includes agile working and the smart use of technology for both appointments with service users and staying connected to colleagues. Talk to us about how that could make a difference in your life.

We are a dynamic, financially stable mental health trust which has consistently been rated ‘good’ by the CQC. We’re small enough to be a friendly Trust, but big enough to have internationally-recognised, innovative and ground-breaking services. We have an integrated academic programme, an established quality improvement programme, and good links with our local universities. We’re widely known for the quality of our training, for treating everyone as individuals, and for supporting consultants to develop external roles and special interests. We’re in a beautiful, leafy part of one of the world’s greatest capital cities and are currently spending over £150 million rebuilding our main hospitals – it’s an exciting time to join!


This post is working in a well-established MDT that provides the screening, triage and assessment process for the secondary services across both the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames (Kingston North and South RSTs) and the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames (Richmond and Twickenham RSTs. The team is co-located with the K&R Early Intervention Service for psychosis and Twickenham RST. There are three consultant colleagues therefore on the site. The post arises in the context of the expansion of the Consultant role from six to ten PAs.

The Consultant will work with a Team manager, an advanced clinical practitioner and a dedicated Clinical Service Manager for the Borough (8b). Supervisory support is available from the ACD. The post holder will be required to cross cover colleagues in the community as needed.

The post is based in the modern Maddison Centre on a quiet residential street in the centre of Teddington.

If you are a dynamic established consultant psychiatrist fully registered with the GMC as well as holding Approved Clinician and S12 approval under the Mental Health Act. or a specialist trainee within six months of inclusion on the Specialist Register and would be keen to be involved in developing and expanding the service, we would like to hear from you.

Closing Date: 27/09/2020 Midnight

Shortlisting: 28-29/09/2020

Assessment Centre Date: 02/10/2020

Interview Date: 05/10/2020 at Trust HQ, Springfield Hospital

The Trust is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from people who have experienced mental health problems. South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust is a smoke-free Trust.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameDr Martin HumphreyJob titleAssociate Clinical DirectorEmail addressmartin.humphrey@swlstg.nhs.ukAdditional contact information

Alternatively, please contact

Melissa Ellison, Clinical Service Manager

Reference: 40886105

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