Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist - Woodhill

CNWL NHS Foundation Trust

Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist - Woodhill

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CNWL NHS Foundation Trust, Barry, Angus

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Onsite working

Posted 2 weeks ago, 2 Jul | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: df3f956faf5844d2afeb3f2259ad1b9c

Full Job Description

Assessment (including the assessment of risk), treatment, care planning and multiagency liaison for people with mental health problems in the prisons.

Undertake Mental Capacity Assessments.

Contribute to planned emergency interventions.

Liaison with prisons, courts, statutory and non-statutory agencies, concerning all aspects of the mental health care management of men with mental health problems in the prisons.

To work closely with the Manager, Psychologists and other lead professionals to provide clinical leadership and ensure safe, supportive care.

To liaise closely with other medical, clinical and managerial staff to provide high quality care pathways.

Participation, when relevant, in the ACCT (self-harm / suicide prevention) processes.

Practice in accordance with NICE and other relevant Guidelines and CNWL Trust policy.

Accurate record keeping according to Trust and professional guidelines (data protection legislation and information governance standards).

Application of the Mental Health Act including sections 48 / 49 and 47 / 49., Participation, when relevant, in the ACCT (self-harm / suicide prevention) processes.

Practice in accordance with NICE and other relevant Guidelines and CNWL Trust policy.

Accurate record keeping according to Trust and professional guidelines (data protection legislation and information governance standards).

Application of the Mental Health Act including sections 48 / 49 and 47 / 49.

The applicant will be a Consultant who is passionate about prison psychiatry and can deliver outstanding clinical leadership to the mental health team.

This Post is ideally suited for a Consultant who enjoys assessing and treating challenging and unusual mental and physical health clinical presentations in a complex long-term environment.

The new potholder will be a dynamic, enthusiastic and motivated Consultant to join the mental health team at HMP Woodhill, a Category B prison situated in Milton Keynes with a Category A function for both young offenders and those in the Close Supervision Centre (CSC)., Essential

  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.

  • MRCPsych OR MRCPsych equivalent approved by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

  • Additional clinical qualifications.

  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of appointment. Included on the GMC Specialist Register OR within six months.

  • Approved clinician status OR able to achieve within 3 months of appointment Approved under S12 OR able to achieve with 3 months of appointment

  • Holds and will use valid UK driving licence OR provides evidence of proposed alternative

  • Excellent knowledge in specialty

  • Excellent clinical skills using bio-psycho- social perspective and wide medical knowledge

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English

  • Able to manage clinical complexity and uncertainty

  • Makes decisions based on evidence and experience including the contribution of others

  • Able to meet duties under MHA and MCA

  • Participated in continuous professional development

  • Participated in research or service evaluation

  • Has actively participated in clinical audit


  • Desirable
  • Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management.

  • Additional clinical qualifications.

  • In good standing with GMC with respect to warning and conditions on practice

  • Wide range of specialist and sub-specialist experience relevant to post within NHS or comparable service

  • Evidence of achievement in education, research, audit and service improvement : awards, prizes, presentations and publications.

  • Has led clinical audits leading to service change.

  • Wide range of specialist and sub-specialist experience relevant to post within NHS or comparable service

  • Experience of Quality Improvement

  • Management Experience

  • Membership of committee / relevant regulatory body

  • CQC preparedness

  • Contract / procurement knowledge

    Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest trusts in the UK, caring for people with a wide range of physical and mental health needs.


  • We have approximately 7,000 staff that provide healthcare to a third of London's population and across wider geographical areas, including Milton Keynes, Kent, Surrey and a Foundation Trust we involve service users, carers, the public, staff and partner organisations in the way that we are run and our future development.

    If you are interested in becoming a member of our Foundation Trust please visit our catchment area spans diverse communities, with over 100 first languages spoken.

    It contains areas of great affluence as well as areas of much deprivation. We are committed to providing services that meet the needs of the people who use them, and we actively encourage involvement from local people who can help make a difference.

    A full access to a wide range of staff Benefits, Discounts and Offers you can enjoy when you join CNWL. Some listed but not limited to and some are open to your family too.

    We can offer full access to a wide range of staff Benefits Discounts :
  • Salary sacrifice schemes

  • Sponsorship for International candidates

  • Relocation allowance up to £8000 subject to policy requirement

  • Study discounts for staff

  • Flexible working

  • Interest free loans season tickets and car parking

  • Competitive Bank Rates

  • Fitness and Wellbeing