Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

  • Patient Population:  1,000000
  • Staff:  9000
  • Annual Budget:  £590m

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  • Consultant Psychiatrists in Old Age Psychiatry

    Location: Mansfield

    Salary: £93,666 to £126,281 per annum + 20% Golden Hello Incentive

    Diagnosis & treatment of the elderly mentally ill within a defined catchment area (Mansfield & Ashfield) serving 41,000 of the over-65's

    Recruiter: Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

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Our Vision and Values

At Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, we aspire to be ‘Making a Difference’ in all that we do.  Our vision is supported through our colleagues living our values every day: Trust: Respecting professional autonomy; Ensuring confidentiality; Feeling safe within a team Honesty: Communicate openly and be transparent around the decisions you make; Act with integrity; doing what you say you are going to do; Demonstrate that you are trustworthy Respect:  Be inclusive to all, without judgement; Listen to, and value the experience and opinions of others; Be fair in the decisions you make Compassion: Communicate with kindness; Show care, empathy and understanding in all that you do; Be supportive to all Teamwork: Collaborate; share knowledge and understanding across all teams; Be a positive role model; Demonstrate authentic appreciation of the roles and efforts of other people Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust launched its Trust Strategy 2022-2027 on Wednesday 6 April 2022.  It sets out the Trust’s ambition over the next five years, detailing the ways in which we will improve the delivery and quality of care, support our workforce and embed a culture of continuous improvement across the organisation.  The Trust has, for the past few years, been working to prepare for new ways of working as a key partner in the Integrated Care System, which is set to get statutory footing from July 2022.  This strategy not only looks at how we improve and innovate as a Trust but also how to take forward the work in the Integrated Care System and work with our partners to reduce health inequalities and make a positive contribution to, and with, local people and communities. The Trust Strategy sets out a vision to make a difference to the communities we serve by delivering the highest quality physical and mental health care to our patients, and by tackling inequalities in outcomes, experience and access. The full strategy can be found here: Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Five Year Strategy 2022-2027

About Us

Nottinghamshire Healthcare is one of the largest mental health trusts in the country, serving a population of over one million people across Nottinghamshire with a workforce of 9000+ staff.  We provide integrated healthcare services in a variety of settings, ranging from the community through to acute wards, as well as secure settings.  The Trust manages a low secure unit, Wells Road Centre in Mapperley Nottingham, two medium secure units; Arnold Lodge in Leicestershire and Wathwood Hospital in Rotherham, and the high secure Rampton Hospital near Retford.  The Trust also provides healthcare in prisons across the East Midlands. Our annual budget for 2022/23 is £590m. The Trust has strong academic links with the University of Nottingham and the Institute of Mental Health, home of the Mental Health Research Network hub for East Midlands and South Yorkshire. We provide a wide range of community and home-based services, services for children, young people, adults of working age and older adults supporting their physical and mental health needs as well as providing services for those with an intellectual disability. These include community-based nursing and therapy teams to meet specific needs, as well as universal services such as health visiting and school nursing for children and families.  Our services are delivered from facilities such as inpatient settings, children’s centres, local health centres, secure settings and GP practices as well as people’s own homes.  We are also a significant provider of healthcare to offenders in several prisons across the East Midlands. We also provide specialist services nationally, including the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.  We will also soon be opening our new inpatient mental health hospital – Sherwood Oaks in Mansfield.  Full details of all our services can be found on our website – A-Z of Services The Trust is also supporting the Royal College of Psychiatry’s campaign to encourage medical students to specialise in psychiatry.  You can find out more by visiting the College’s website Choose Psychiatry The Trust is committed to a sustainable future and works hard to reduce its carbon footprint and environmental impact across all of its many services. We provide services from over 257 different locations, but our main sites are illustrated in the map below  

Why work for Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

At Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust we want our staff to be the best they can be and for the Trust to be a great place to work

To hear more from our staff please go to the bottom of the page

Our national NHS Staff Survey 2021 results have just been published, our response rate was up by 1.3% on last year and higher than the average response rate of comparator Trusts.  The survey was aligned to the 7 themes of the NHS People Promise and the Trust scored above the national average in all these areas.  We’re proud of what we have achieved and proud of the care, commitment and dedication our staff continue to show every day. We recognise that flexibility, health and wellbeing, career development and opportunities to help shape our services, are all pivotal in having a rewarding and positive career with us. To support our staff in their working lives and to enable our staff to deliver excellent care to our patients and service users, we offer a wide range of support and benefits including: a range of flexible working options; incentive schemes; a staff health and wellbeing service, internal staff counselling, support services and resources for physical, mental and emotional health; other benefits include Cycle to Work, travel passes and car lease schemes, discounted gym memberships, childcare financial support schemes along with many money saving offers from health service discounts; support for our staff who are also carers.  We are an active member of the Carer Confident Scheme. We encourage our staff to get involved and participate in our staff networks, whether that be our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion networks or our Green Champions network, Freedom to Speak up Champion network or Health and Wellbeing Champion network. We celebrate and engage with our staff through our monthly ConnectingNottsHC events, staff Facebook group, live drop-in sessions with our executive colleagues, celebrate with colleagues through national events such as Black History month, LGBT+ History month, International Womens Day and so on.  We recognise our staff and teams for their amazing work they do through our monthly Positive Stars Scheme and annual staff awards called the OSCARS. We want all our staff who work with us to have a rewarding and enriching career.  We support this objective by supporting our staff through training, leadership development programmes and different career development pathways.  We provide mentorship, supervision, learning partnerships and peer support. We are Stonewall Diversity Champions, Disability Confident Employers, Age Positive, Mindful Employers, and signatories of the British Deaf Association’s BSL Charter, the Armed Forces Covenant and the TUC’s Dying to Work Charter. Now that you know what we can offer you, we would like you to come and join us and help us Make a Difference.

Living in the East Midlands & South Yorkshire


The Home of Robin Hood with a rich history and numerous places to visit.  In addition to Robin Hood, Nottingham boasts caves under the city centre dating back to Anglo Saxon times.  The 19th Century Lace Market still maintains its own section within the city today, and with the National Justice Museum and the towns cobbled streets, its really a step back in time.  Nottingham was the home of the literacy heroes DH Lawrence and Lord Byron.  Within the shire there is Sherwood Forest, Creswell Craggs, Colwick Hall, Wollaton Hall, Newstead Abbey, Nottingham Castle to name but a few!  The close proximity to East Midlands, Birmingham and Doncaster Sheffield Airports makes for great transport links.


The county is famed for its produce as well as being the final resting place of King Richard III (his remains have been interred in a modern sarcophagus at Leicester Cathedral).  Its traditional market towns and lively city also offer residents an enticing mix of culture, charm and history.  Beyond the city are the historic market towns, which still host regular farmers’ markets as well as vintage and antiques fairs.  The centres are still recognisably medieval, with cobbled streets and winding roads.  North-western Leicestershire falls within the National Forest spanning 200 square miles across 3 counties.  The best woodland walks, activity trails and tree-top routes can be accessed via the CONKERS Centre.  Leicestershire is home to Beacon Hill country park, the state-of-the-art Curve Theatre and the National Space Centre.  Leicestershire has excellent transport links via the rail network, M1, M40, M6 and A1 motorways in addition to East Midlands Airport being situated in the north-west of the county.


Lincolnshire is the 2nd largest county in the country.  It is a county of contrasts from the historic Lincoln City a rich culture of boutique shops, restaurants to the North Lincolnshire coast and the beautiful countryside.  Lincoln is home to the stunning Cathedral, the Lincoln Castle with its original copy of the 1215 Magna Carta and the remains of the Roman Lincoln Trail.  The hub of museums, galleries and theatres create a buzz throughout the city.  The famous Lord Tennyson was born at Somersby house in Lincolnshire, with the rolling countryside an inspiration for his works.  The traditional seaside experience on the Lincolnshire coast and the beautiful seals, and birdlife at Donna Nook, are all attractions to visit.  Other places to visit include The Wolds - an area of outstanding beauty, Burghley House - one of England’s greatest Elizabethan houses and Rand Farm Park – a great family attraction.  Lincoln is an RAF County and is home to RAF Coningsby, Waddington and Scampton.  It has a rich history including the Red Arrows, the Dambusters, the Vulcans and of course, this is Bomber County.  Lincolnshire has great schools and is one of the few counties in the UK to retain the grammar school system.

South Yorkshire

South Yorkshire is a great choice if you’re looking for a high quality of life, great schools and convenient commuting.  The county’s history as an industrial hub makes it an interesting place with plenty of hidden gems and offers the best of city and countryside living.  Many of the county’s museums, canals, railways and architecture are testament to South Yorkshire’s strong industrial heritage.  The Peak District Park sits to the west of South Yorkshire, the beautiful countryside features rugged hills, stone walls and green pastures.  It is home to the Trans Pennine Trail near Penistone, wildlife parks, Wentworth Castle and Meadowhall Centre.  South Yorkshire has great transport links via the train network (Sheffield is 2 hours from London St Pancras, 48 minutes from Manchester and 3 hours to Cardiff and Edinburgh), motorways (A1/A1(M), M1 and M18) and air (Robin Hood – Doncaster, Leeds Bradford – Leeds, East Midlands – Nottinghamshire and Manchester).

Dedicated Relocation Support & Budget

Relocating can be extremely stressful – if you need to relocate to take up employment with us, we can help!  We provide dedicated relocation support and can provide information on the best areas to live, schools, places to go/things to do and transport links.  A maximum of £8000 can be claimed if you meet the distance criteria of moving at least 50 miles away to within 15 miles of your new approved base. 


Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is home to some of the county’s leading clinical research institutions and is dedicated to improving the understanding and treatment of mental health and physical health. The Trust has a high-quality research environment for its entire staff and has a close relationship with the University of Nottingham.  Staff are encouraged and supported to be involved with research within the Trust.  The University Division of Psychiatry and Applied Psychology (part of the school of medicine) is an inter-disciplinary group of psychiatrists and applied psychologists based within the Institute of Mental Health (IMH, Jubilee Campus).  Forensic Research Nottingham (FRN) is a new research group based at the Institute of Mental Health with links to Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Nottingham.  The group’s members include leading researchers in neuroscience, clinicians working in forensic settings and academics in multiple related fields including criminology, health and justice and human rights. Current research projects include: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) for Treatment resistant depression, Multiple Sclerosis and Osteoarthritis AQUEDUCT (Achieving Quality and Effectiveness in Dementia care Using Crisis Teams) Study STADIA (STAndardised DIagnostic Assessment) for children and young people with emotional difficulties ORBIT (Online Remote Behavioural Treatment for Tics) study is a four year project funded by the NIHR (National Institute for Health and Care Research) Health Technology Assessment SATURN (Stimulant Medication for ADHD and Tics – Understanding Response versus Non-stimulants)


Mother and Baby Unit awarded Quality Network reaccreditation The Margaret Oates Mother and Baby Unit at Hopewood has formally received the Perinatal Quality Network (PQN) accreditation by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.  The Unit has been accredited for 10 years and this reaccreditation is a great testament to their commitment to deliver quality care for mums and their babies. Adult Mental Health working towards Quality Accreditation The Trust’s Adult Mental Health Service acute inpatient wards have become members of the Royal College of Psychiatrists Quality Network (QNWA) previously known as AIMS. This is a quality improvement programme to improve and maintain standards of care provided by our working age mental health wards.  The programme sets standards for inpatient services, facilitating a period of honest self-review and peer-review, hosting events, and being awarded accreditation via evidence that they are performing at a high level. Rapid Response Liaison Psychiatry (RRLP) teams  re-accredited under PLAN Standards The Rapid Response Liaison Psychiatry teams based at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH) and Sherwood Forest Hospitals Trust (SFH) in addition to the Department of Psychological Medicine at NUH have been re-accredited under the Psychiatric Liaison Psychiatry Network standards (PLAN). The PLAN standards provide a clear and comprehensive description of best practice in liaison psychiatry services.  The standards are based on the available literature and extensive consultation with staff, patients and carers with experience in liaison psychiatry. Healthy Family Team achieve the UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative Gold Sustainability Award This award is a nationally recognised mark of quality care and recognises a service for demonstrating sustainable leadership, a positive culture, ongoing monitoring and continued progression.  All of these provide a solid foundation to promote, protect and support breastfeeding and create loving relationships between parents and babies. The Healthy Family Team Service was first accredited the Gold Sustainability Award in May 2020 and their recent reaccreditation is testament to their ongoing commitment to deliver quality care for mums, babies and families.  It is one of only two services in the East Midlands to achieve the award.


Your Colleagues

What can I say? Working in MHSOP for the past 18 months has been extremely rewarding, not least for the interest and opportunities offered by my role as Home Treatment Consultant, but also in the additional opportunities that have been available. However, the most important and key aspect of working in MHSOP is the people I have the good fortune to work with! The Clinical Directors, Colleagues in Medical Education and Senior Management team have been extremely supportive of my endeavours. Given that my post as Home Treatment consultant is new, my consultant colleagues have been enormously supportive during the developmental process.

Dr Katie Ward
Consultant Psychiatrist, Lead Consultant & Clinical Teaching Fellow