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Consultant Psychiatrist Women's Blended Service
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Consultant Psychiatrist Women's Blended Service

Posted 2 days ago by St Andrew's Healthcare
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Competitive salary
Northampton , Northamptonshire

Full Time (part time or full time will be considered)

Suitable for an experienced Consultant or someone due to complete their CCT in 2021 or early 2022

About the service

The St. Andrew’s Healthcare Medium Secure Division is looking to recruit a Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist for our Women’s Blended Secure Service. The Women’s Blended Secure Service has been one of three NHS England pilot site for blended secure care for women. This is an exciting new approach to secure care for women which prioritises continuity of care, the role trauma plays in a patient’s presentation, peer support, and co-production.

Blended services manage patients of both low and medium security in the same service and flex relational and procedural security depending on individual patient need rather than blanket restrictions and expectations. By avoid transitions between levels of security and working with one clinical team throughout, length of hospital stay is reduced.

The Women’s Blended Secure Service comprises three 10 bedded wards, one admission ward and two treatment wards. There are two multidisciplinary teams who each manage 5 beds in the admission ward and a treatment ward. Patients remain under the MDT they are admitted by until their discharge to the community.

The service is well regarded and high performing. A recent review by IMPACT - the East Midlands provider collaborative for secure care described Maple Ward as “like a well-oiled machine”.

About the role

You will lead a multi-disciplinary team and oversee the management of patients with often complex needs.  You will be able to promote innovation and improvement of services, with scope to develop your specialist interests and grow your remit and responsibilities.  We will actively encourage you to be a leader nationally in mental health and influence the future direction of services. You will have the support of an associate specialist as ward doctor and a full MDT.

In addition to the clinical role, a full-time candidate will be able to spend a day a week undertaking work in many exciting fields including academic research, education and training, outpatient, and medico-legal work.

About you

You are an excellent Consultant Psychiatrist who wants a role where they have the autonomy to make decisions that will help improve patient care and outcomes and to lead a team who shares this passion.  You want to join an organisation with supportive colleagues and a wide range of opportunities for development in your field of choice.

Applicants must have MRCPsych or equivalent and hold a CCT/CESR in Forensic Psychiatry or General Adult Psychiatry


We are extremely proud to empower the careers of our Consultant Psychiatrists, and our Executive Medical Director and all of our Clinical Directors have grown and developed into their current roles within the Charity

We also support a number of our Consultant Psychiatrists through an Executive MBA programme at some of the most prestigious business schools in the country.  There are also opportunities to attend our regular internal CPD events and for you to develop a medico-legal out-patient practice as part of the St Andrew's Consultancy Service.

You can achieve more at St Andrew’s Healthcare

You will join one of the largest specialist mental health sites in the UK and join a team of over 30 other Consultant Psychiatrists and 8 Clinical Directors / Medical Directors based at our Northampton

For newly qualified Consultants we provide mentoring where you will receive the support of an experience Consultant colleague to help you through the transition to Consultant Psychiatrist.

St Andrew’s Healthcare is a charity with an excellent and well-deserved reputation as a provider of specialist mental healthcare. We transform the lives of people with the greatest mental health needs. Throughout our 180 year history we have helped some of society’s most vulnerable people and today we proudly continue to build world-class mental healthcare services. Our commitment to holistic care, safety, recovery and innovative therapies and treatment makes St Andrew’s the perfect place to take your career to a new level.

The Northampton site also has other services such as Low Secure, PICU, Learning Disability, Autism, Neuropsychiatry, Forensics, and CAMHS as well as our academic and research centre so great opportunities to broaden and develop your skills in the future too.  It also has facilities such as a café, garden centre, charity shop, woodwork & ceramics workshop all staffed by patients and service users along with other facilities such as gym’s and swimming pools for patients and staff to use and all based in over 150 acres of beautiful woodland grounds (please see link below for more details).


Our patients and your colleagues will expect you to live the St Andrew’s CARE values of Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence every single day</spa

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