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Specialty Doctor - Prison Service

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
£45,124 - £77,519 per annum
Closing date
15 Feb 2022

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Hospital, Psychiatry
Career Level
Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you interested in joining AWP’s well-established, innovative, dynamic Offender Health Service? This is a service that is at the forefront of service development and has received positive recognition recently from the Care Quality Commission and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons.

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP) provides inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bath and North East Somerset(B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire. We also provide specialist services extending throughout the South West.

We are passionate about promoting good mental health and wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise and resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe and focused on people's recovery. Our staff are pivotal in everything we do and we are committed to involving them fully in the development of the Trust and our services.

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

This Speciality Doctor post has been developed to provide support to the two Consultant Psychiatrists and mental health teams within the Prison Mental Health Service in AWP Mental Health NHS Trust. It will enhance the medical support offered by the service, which is developing rapidly, in response to national and local treatment strategies.

The Prison Mental Health Services include five Prisons in the region - HMPs Bristol, Eastwood Park, Erlestoke, Leyhill, and Ashfield. The Speciality Doctor will be an integral member of the multi-disciplinary teams in the prisons and will provide direct patient care through patient assessment and reviews and consultative advice to the teams and partner agencies, as required.

There will be regular opportunities to contribute to multi-disciplinary teaching and training, audit, quality improvement projects and research and development.

Training opportunities for foundation doctors, core and advanced trainees within the service are well established and the Speciality Doctor would be encouraged to play a formative part in their training and supervision.

We are looking for enthusiastic and flexible candidates who are committed to working in a multidisciplinary setting. This post attracts 8.5 Direct Clinical Care and 1.5 Supporting professional activities and offer excellent CPD and study leave arrangements as well as good research, service development and leadership opportunities.

The Trust has excellent relationships with all stakeholders and also has robust governance structures.

Bristol is a vibrant city with an international reputation as a centre of culture and stunning architecture. It has a wide selection of music and multimedia venues and more independent shops than any other major city. It is within easy reach of Devon and South Wales and boasts over 400 gardens and parks as well as a historic harbourside. Its diversity, green spaces and stunning views make it a great place to live and work.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Salim Razak - Interim Medical Lead, Specialised Services


Fiona Banes – Community Services Manager


Jane Anderson – Services Manager


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