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General Practitioner - Coventry Eating Disorders Service

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust
£65,070 to £98,194 a year pro rata
Closing date
3 Jul 2023

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Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust

General Practitioner - Coventry Eating Disorders Service

Substantive Post 5-10PA (total of up to 40 hours available over the course of a week)

(Pay Scale: 65,070 - 98,194 dependent on experience)

Job overview

We are delighted to have recently secured funding for a General Practitioner to work with patients referred to the Coventry and Warwickshire Eating Disorder Service.

The role provides opportunities for growth and learning within our trust and to continue to build your professional pathway with constant learning to improve your skills and applicable knowledge along with seeking out new responsibilities and experiences as the new service develops.
Main duties of the job

Main duties of the job

The role will involve carrying out an initial medical assessment, as part of the multidisciplinary assessment, contributing to the MDT care plan, and providing medical management / monitoring for patients treated by the community eating disorder service. It will also include providing guidance and support for the patient's own GP. There will be opportunities to be involved in research and clinical audit projects within the service.

The post holder will be part of the regular MDT meeting and will receive clinical supervision from a Consultant Psychiatrist specialising in eating disorders. Ideally, they will have some experience in working with people with an eating disorder but willingness to learn and enthusiasm for working with this patient group are key. They will receive training to develop their expertise. The main requirement for the post is enthusiasm for working with people with an eating disorder and joining an MDT that has pioneered evidence-based group treatments.
About us

At Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust (CWPT), we deliver a wide range of physical, mental health, learning disability and autism services, and are proud to serve communities across Coventry, Warwickshire and beyond.

We put 'people at our heart' this ethos is at the centre of everything we do and how we do it. We care for our staff and colleagues as much as they care for others and offer a wide range of benefits and development opportunities.

These include:

  • generous annual leave entitlement which increases during your time with us
  • excellent learning and development opportunities, including apprenticeship frameworks, distance learning, internal training, coaching and mentoring, and much more
  • salary sacrifice schemes for lease car/ vehicle, Cycle to Work, home and electronics, gym membership and more
  • discounts with a range of retailers, restaurants and entertainment venues through our Employee Assistance Programme and NHS discount schemes
  • wellbeing support, including an in-house counselling service, external helpline and more
  • staff networks and support group

We're always on the lookout for people who share our passion for improving the lives and wellbeing of people in our community, as well as our values of compassion, collaboration, excellence, integrity and respect.

Job description
Job responsibilities

About us

The service is a new multidisciplinary assessment and treatment service for adult outpatients with an eating disorder. The primary diagnoses of patients assessed and treated by the service are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and OSFED. We provide individual and group-based interventions for mild-moderate and severe eating disorders and all staff are actively engaged in research and clinical audit.

We are a growing, supportive team who are committed to staff training and supervision. Current services are undergoing transformation and we are building a single community team consisting of Psychiatry, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Social Work, Dietetics, Psychology / Psychological Therapy, Peer Recovery Workers and we have a GP who has pioneered this new role. The postholder will work alongside our current GP.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Criteria to apply include GMC registration and inclusion on the specialist register in General Adult Psychiatry. The post holder must also be eligible for Approved Clinician Status and be Section 12 approved.

For further information or to arrange a site visit, please contact: Dr Tony Winston, Medical Lead for Eating Disorders via email: or Hannah Andrews, Head of Service via email:

Person Specification


  • GMC registered


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details
Employer name

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust

Swanswell Point



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About Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust

Discover our career opportunities at Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust (CWPT).

Operating out of approximately 50 sites and providing inpatient, community and day clinics, as well as specialist services, to a population of about 1 million people living in Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull we on average see around 5,000 patients every day. Our services received an overall rating of 'Good' by the CQC .

We are proud that NHS England have named us a Global Digital Exemplar– one of only seven mental health trusts in the country to gain this status. This will allow us to transform patient care through new technologies.

Alongside other Trusts, local government and the third sector, we are part of the Coventry & Warwickshire Health and Care Partnership which is designed to integrate care and better meet local health and care needs now and in the future.

We have well established academic links and opportunities with Warwick and Coventry Universities and Buckingham Medical School. The Trust provides clinical teaching experiences to undergraduate students and participates in the local Deanery Postgraduate Training Scheme.

Coventry is surrounded on all sides by picturesque countryside and quaint villages in Warwickshire, and it is home to a number of great open green spaces. The rail ride to London takes roughly an hour, while Warwick and Stratford upon Avon are only a short distance apart when travelling by car. The new HS2 train line passes near Coventry and Warwickshire and stations are very close in neighbouring Birmingham.

Birmingham Airport is on the East side of Birmingham and is a 30 minute car journey from Coventry city centre.

We welcome and look forward to interest from individuals who want to join us and to make a difference.


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