Consultant in Forensic Psychiatry

Fulbourn, Cambridge
£82,096 - £110,683 Per Annum
02 Mar 2021
24 Mar 2021
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

South Forensic Community Mental Health team

Based at Fulbourn Hospital, Cambridge

This exciting opportunity is a continuity of care post with clinical duties in the well established South Forensic Community Mental Health team and inpatient responsibilities on George Mackenzie House, low secure unit and ward, Mulberry 3.

This is a replacement position which arises due to retirement. The consultant will provide clinical leadership to the South forensic community mental health team and exercise consultant responsibility for the treatment and management of all patients registered with the service (approximately 50). In addition, the consultant will provide specialist forensic psychiatric evaluations of South Cambridgeshire patients referred by general psychiatric services, other hospitals, prisons, probation and multi-agency public protection panels. The service has good links with other forensic service providers, criminal justice and voluntary agencies.

Depending on the interests of the post-holder there are excellent opportunities to be involved in under/post-graduate teaching, management and service development. There are links with the academic department of psychiatry at the University of Cambridge and potential for consultants to be involved in research. There is an excellent CPD programme and opportunities for professional development.


CPFT is a designated Cambridge University Teaching Trust, providing comprehensive mental health services to the people of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. CPFT is aligned with the University of Cambridge Department of Psychiatry which is internationally recognised as a 5* leading centre for research. Here at CPFT we are dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion. We deliver many of the NHS services that are provided outside of hospital and in the community such as physical, mental health and specialist services.

Applicants must have GMC registration with a Licence to Practise and be on the specialist register or be within 6 months of their CCT date at interview.

For initial enquiries please contact Dr Neil Hunt, telephone 01223 219554.

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Closing date: 24th March 2021.

The Trust believes in equal opportunities and welcomes applications irrespective of age, disability, ethnic origin, gender, sexuality or religious belief.

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