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Consultant Psychiatrist

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
London (South), London (Greater)
Closing date
13 Jun 2023

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Hospital, Psychiatry, General adult psychiatry
Career Level
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Full Time

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Consultant Psychiatrist in Lambeth South West Short Term Support Team - 10PAs - Permanent

South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) is looking  to recruit a Substantive Consultant Psychiatrist for the South West Short Term Support Team. The team offers multidisciplinary and integrated assessment and support for a short-period of time (usually 12 weeks).

The STS Service provides two functions: (i) a short-term primary care offer to include an enabling approach and practical support for primary care clinicians; (ii) a short-term secondary offer for people who, in the main, have needs that require more complex intervention. The aims of the STS Service are to support people who require a mental health brief intervention in addition to that offered solely by their GP, to recover, stay well, make their own choices and participate in the community. 

The team normally has 40-60 new referrals per month and a caseload of 200 patients. 

Main duties of the job

The main clinical duties are to provide senior medical input as consultant psychiatrist / Approved  Clinician for the patients treated under the South West Short Term Support Team, and to be part of the  joint senior leadership for the team and South West Living Well Centre. There is reciprocal Approved Clinician cover including under Section 12 of the Mental Health Act for the leave, study leave and sickness of senior medical staff in Lambeth during working hours.

The post holder will provide out-of-hour senior medical input as per the Lambeth consultant on-call rota (1:24) with a category ‘B’ 1% banding supplement.

As for undergraduate and postgraduate medical education, one full-time GPVT is placed in the team and the post holder will be their Clinical Supervisor. 

Working for your organisation

The successful candidate will work in Lambeth SLaM, which is part of the the Living Well Network Alliance (LWNA), a collaboration with the local place-base of the ICB, local authorities and two voluntary sector partners (Certitude and Thames Reach). The LWNA is the first Alliance in the country to provide whole system mental health care for working age adults with innovation,  co-production and populations needs at the centre of service development and delivery.

The post holder will take advantage of all the opportunities of innovative service development, quality improvement and management / leadership development in the LWNA as well as within the Trust. There are ample opportunities for educational and academic roles and collaborations as SLaM is part of King’s Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre and also the only mental health trust in the UK to have our own biomedical research centre, hosted jointly with the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at KCL.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

More detailed job description and responsibilities are found in the attached document. 

There is support for newly appointed consultants in the StartWell group.  As part of this, the post holder will have the opportunity of having a more senior consultant as a mentor.

Those who would like to work with fewer sessions or flexibly are welcome to apply.

For further details / informal visits contact: Dr Nozomi Akanuma - Job title: Associate Medical Director for Lambeth - Email address:



We want you to help us change lives

Our strategy is named 'Changing Lives' because everything we do is to help people improve their lives. We know this is what matters to our service users, carers, families, local communities and our passionate staff. 
Watch our video for just one example of how our amazing staff have changed the lives of our service users. See more Changing Lives videos on our 

To achieve our Changing Lives strategy this we are focused on the quality of our services, but we cannot do this alone. We work in partnership with people and communities to make the trust a great place to work to attract and retain the very best people. 

By joining us, you can help us make a difference to lives by seeking excellence in all mental health and wellbeing: prevention, care, recovery, education and research.

Our Changing Lives strategy sets out five strategic aims to steer our work:

  1. Quality: we will get the basics right in every contact and keep improving what matters to service users
  2. Partnership: we will work together with service users, their support networks and whole populations to realise their potential
  3. A great place to work: we will value, support and develop our managers and staff
  4. Innovation: we will strive to be at the forefront of what is possible, exploiting our unique strengths in research and development, with everyone involved and learning
  5. Value: we will make the best use of our assets, resources, relationships and reputation to support the best quality outcomes

We support our professionals and service users to take different roles and approaches that will help people change their lives. Our well-established five commitments to build trusting, mutual relationships set us on good course for this:

  • I will be caring, kind and polite
  • I will be prompt and value your time               
  • I will take time to listen to you                         
  • I will be honest and direct with you
  • I will do what I say I am going to do

We are immensely proud of our staff and like to think that you’re not just joining a great place to work – you’re becoming part of the SLaM family. We will reward your hard work with a wide offer of career and research opportunities, and a range of benefits for both you and your family. 

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