General Adult CMHT Consultant

Main area
Mental Health
24 hours per week
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CMHT Wapping and Stepney, 68 Glasshouse Fields, London
£76,761 to £103,490 pa
13/05/2018 23:59

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 2016. We believe that staff who feel valued by the Trust and are truly engaged in the organisation deliver better outcomes for our patients.

We have set ourselves the mission of providing the highest quality mental health and community care in England, 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.

Geographic areas our services cover

ELFT provides a wide range of community and inpatient services to children, young people, adults of working age, older adults and forensic services to the City of London, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Bedfordshire and Luton. We provide psychological therapy services to the London Borough of Richmond, as well as Children and Young People's Speech and Language Therapy in Barnet.

In addition, the Trust provides forensic services to the London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest, and some specialist mental health services to North London, Hertfordshire and Essex.

The specialist Forensic Personality Disorder service serves North London and the specialist Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME adult outpatient service serves North London and the South of England.

The Trust's specialist Mother and Baby Psychiatric Unit receives referrals from London and the South East of England.


This is a 0.6 wte substantive consultant post based in a well resourced and well led Community Mental Health Team. As we operate a continuity of care model, there are both community and inpatient responsibilities. Inpatients are admitted to the Tower Hamlets Centre for Mental Health at Mile End Hospital.   The post holder will be working alongside two established full time consultant psychiatrists within the CMHT and contribute to the clinical leadership for the teams both in the community and on the wards. The corner-stone of this model is a strong Primary - Secondary Care interface. The consultant’s caseload is aligned to specific GP practices from the Stepney and Wapping area of Tower Hamlets. The post holder will continue to nurture strong relationships with primary care colleagues, and facilitate a responsive service. The post is supported by a middle grade specialty doctor and a Foundation Year 2 Trainee. The post is located close to the City along the Thames with excellent transport links and inner London weighting.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have regular contact with vulnerable people and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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