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Consultant Psychiatrist - Community Recovery Team

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

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Community Recovery Team
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
40 per week
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Barking Community Hospital
£77, 913 - £105,042 pa plus London Weighting
27/08/2019 23:59

Do you want to be part of an innovative, dynamic organisation that is committed to delivering the best care by the best people? We are looking to appoint people who are as passionate about high quality care as we are.

NELFT provides award winning community and mental healthcare for over 2 million people. We work to ensure our patients, their friends and family, feel confident that their health needs are well met. With an excellent reputation for research and development, our skilled health professionals are at the cutting edge of evidence-based innovation, opening up the possibilities for better ways of working and delivery of care.

We are committed to the delivering the best care for our patients. The successful candidate will share this commitment and demonstrate our Trust values.

We are committed to continuous learning to improve patient outcomes so this means that we are also committed to the professional development of our workforce. We want to ensure you have the opportunity to grow and progress within NELFT, so take the first step on this journey by joining us now.

 A consultant psychiatrist post has arisen in the Community recovery team in Barking ad Dagenham .Do you want to be part of an innovative, dynamic organisation that is committed to delivering the best care by the best people? We are looking to appoint people who are as passionate about high quality care as we are. .

NELFT’s Vision is ‘delivering the best services through the best people’. Key to achieving this is recruiting high quality staff that support our values. The post-holder will be expected to support their team, department and organisation to achieve the Trust’s Values in their day to day work. 

These are the 5P’s:

  • Putting people first
  • Prioritising quality
  • Being progressive, innovative and continually improving
  • Being professional and honest
  • Promoting what is possible – independence, opportunity and choice

NELFT provides community health and specialist mental health and learning disability services for people living in Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest, and community health services for people living in south west Essex. NELFT also provides an Emotional Wellbeing Mental Health Service for children and young people across the whole of Essex, as well as all age eating disorder services and child and adolescent mental health services across Kent and Medway.

Each of these boroughs has different demographics and differing levels of morbidity.

Our mental health services include:

  • Specialist inpatient and community-based treatment and care for people experiencing acute mental illness.
  • Help for children and young people with emotional, behavioural or mental health difficulties:
  • Care for people with dementia
  • Support for people with problems associated with drug and alcohol misuse.

Our community services are provided in clinics, hospitals and in peoples’ own homes, and include:

  • Care and support for people living with long term conditions such as diabetes.
  • Speech and language therapy
  • Health visiting, district and school nursing.
  • Many services that in other areas may be provided in hospital, such as blood testing, foot care and children’s audiology.

With an annual budget of £355 million, we provide care and treatment for a population of circa 2.15 million. We employ around 6,000 staff.

Quality improvement sits high on our agenda. In the most recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) assessment we received unconditional registration with the CQC a good score for overall quality of care. A great deal of work has been done on the development of the quality of experience of staff and the people who use our services. This commitment to quality is a continuous feature in our plans.

Mental Health Inpatient services are provided in a state of the art building, Sunflowers Court at Goodmayes Hospital opened in 2012 and the Woodbury Unit for older people on the Whipps Cross University Hospital site in Leytonstone. Community Health Inpatient services are provided on Foxglove and Japonica Wards at King George’s Hospital Ilford, Marigold Ward at Meadows Court and at the Mayflower Unit, and Brentwood Community Hospitals in Essex.

We have actively sought to develop our stakeholder partnerships locally. This is paying dividends through increased commissioner confidence in NELFT to deliver high quality services with high levels of efficiency and transformation.  Partnership work with our governors, people using out services and our staff is also critical in maintaining momentum and energy for the changes that the future of public services will demand.

Benchmarking of our services and their performance has proved that we are often leading the field. Our focus on high quality and value for money means we are able to play a key role in supporting the local health economy to provide integrated healthcare services for local people.

We actively encourage participation in Research and Development and clinical audit activities, as we recognise that investment in these areas helps to enhance professional development and, in turn the Trust’s reputation.

Details of the Specialist/Mental Health/Community Services provided are given with in the subsequent section the job description.


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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         If you require further information, please contact:


         Barking & Dagenham Associate Medical Director – Dr Mohan Bhat

         0300 555 1016 x 65215 (PA)


         Acting Team Manager – Barbara Tombs 03005551021 (Ext 68355)