Specialty Doctor in Eating Disorders

Norwich, Norfolk
£40,037 - £74,661
27 Aug 2020
20 Sep 2020
Career Level
Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Full Time

CFYP Norfolk & Waveney Eating Disorders Service

We are looking for a Specialty Doctor to join our Norfolk and Waveney Community Eating Disorder Services, a part of our award winning Children and Young People’s (CFYP) Service.

The Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust’s unique CFYP service aspires to address the issues raised by the children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing task force. Over the past 12 months CFYP has seen the expansion and growth in existing and new services such as Perinatal Community Mental Health and we were recently awarded £3 million to develop the Mother and Baby Unit (opened in January 2019), one of three in the country commissioned by NHS England.

We are looking for a Specialty Doctor to join our innovative Community Eating Disorder (CED) Services to work with us to deliver high quality care for our communities. The CED service line has bases in 3 different localities across the county, two of which are CAMHS services and one all age service. The successful candidate will be based primarily in CAMHS ED service (CEN CAEDS) in Norwich.

The Eating Disorders (ED) teams were expanded from the Local Transformation Plan (LTP) monies in 2015 and meet the national access and waiting time standards. The services have good links with the local paediatric and gastroenterology services in Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Trust and James Paget University Hospital NHS Trust; and transition protocols with the Norfolk Adult Community Eating Disorder Service. The ED teams have been involved in training and upskilling staff in implementing the Junior and Adult MARSIPAN guidelines.

We are developing Eating Disorders Pathways between our local CAMHS Inpatient Facility (Dragonfly Unit) which is rated “outstanding” by CQCas well as our new Mother and Baby Unit. Such liaison demonstrates the value of ED expertise as a particular sub-speciality as well as providing the potential to arrest inter-generational ED propagation.

We work closely with the New Care Models clinical design groups to deliver high quality care to patients and carers. Training or supervision is available to support the delivery of FT-AN, FREED and MANTRA.

Top reasons to work as a psychiatrist in Norfolk and Waveney:

  • We support training and study time (incl. achieving article 14 and RC/AC status along with costs associated)
  • Protected time of 2.5 SPA per week
  • Generous relocation / removal benefit

The Trust is located in the East of England with the Broads National Park, miles of beautiful coastline and the medieval city of Norwich supported by rail links and an international airport. The area offers some of the best value for housing and an excellent standard of living with good schools and a top ranking University in UEA.


Benefits included with this role are:-

  • NHS pension
  • comprehensive in house & external training programmes
  • career progression
  • starting annual leave of 27 days per annum increasing to 33 days pa based on length of service (plus paid bank holidays)
  • staff physio service
  • NHS discounts and many more.

Here at NSFT we pride ourselves on being a welcoming, talented, friendly and supportive team who like nothing better than sharing their experiences and learning from each other.

Please find attached our Job Description and Person Specification for more detail on your Key Accountabilities, then if you feel you have what it takes to make a difference in your local communities, click APPLY!

Interview dates are to be confirmed, candidates may only be given a minimum of 3 days’ notice, please note this date is provisional and may be subject to change. You will be contacted via email and invited to book a time. These emails may go to your SPAM, so please keep checking all your emails if applying.

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For further details / informal visits contact:

Daniel Dalton Consultant and Chief Medical Officer Email Daniel.Dalton@nsft.nhs.uk 

Dr Jan Falkowski, Consultant and Interim Director of Medical Workforce - Jan.Falkowski@nsft.nhs.uk

Dr Louise Brabbins (Consultant Psychiatrist and ED Clinical Lead across Norfolk ED service line) on 01493 337666 or louise.brabbins@nsft.nhs.uk

Dr Zeinab Iqbal (Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist) on 01603 978455 or zeinab.iqbal@nsft.nhs.uk

Neil Robertson (Operational Manager, Child Families and Young Persons) on 07827820007 or Neil.robertson@nsft.nhs.uk

Interview date – 15th September 2020 via Skype/Microsoft Teams (subject to change)

To apply, please click the apply button.