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General Practitioner with Specialist Interest in Eating Disorders

East London NHS Foundation Trust
South Dunstable, Bedfordshire
£68,975 to £104,085 per annum pro rata
Closing date
18 Oct 2023

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General Practice
Career Level
Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Part Time

An exciting opportunity has become available within the adult Community Eating Disorders Service for a General Practitioner with Specialist Interest in Eating Disorders for 22.5 hours a week.

The post holder will work in collaboration with other members of the Eating Disorders Service to provide assessment and outpatient treatment for patients aged > 18 with an eating disorder. The post holder will provide medical assessment and monitoring for patients referred to the service and will advise the patients own GP in relation to medical interventions.

The post holder will work to the services policies and will supervise, manage and support the work of less experienced team members and trainees. This post primarily involves medical assessment, assessment and monitoring of medical risk, and medical monitoring but will also involve consultancy to a range of staff in primary care and mental health services teaching and training and contributing to service audit/evaluation. This role requires that you work a Tuesday or at least the afternoon for key clinical meetings and preferably a Monday as well as part of the .6 WTE.

Main duties of the job

To provide an assessment of physical risk as part of the CEDS multi-disciplinary assessment team. This will include arranging and interpreting appropriate investigations (e.g. blood tests).

To contribute to multidisciplinary assessments, care planning, clinical reports and referral to Page 5 of 11 other appropriate agencies/services.

To provide assessment feedback to patients and appropriate professionals.

To provide health education advice for clients following the medical assessment / review

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please kindly refer to the job description and person specification attached to this vacancy.

Please kindly refer to the job description and person specification attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

  • Fully qualified GP with GMC registration and on the GP register
  • Evidence of annual appraisal and revalidation (when appropriate)
  • General practice (Vocational Training Scheme) trained
  • On the medical performers list


  • Specialist qualification in mental health

Knowledge & skills

  • Medical assessment and medical management of people with an eating disorder
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Team working and interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Ability to maintain tryst and confidence of patients
  • Willingness to share knowledge and collaborate with other professionals
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with multi-disciplinary teams:
  • Willingness to learn new skills
  • An understanding, acceptance and adherence to the need for strict confidentiality within and NHS MDT


  • Specialist training in delivery of psychological therapies.


  • Successfully completed general practice specialist training
  • Clinical and information governance
  • Medical Assessment and management of patients with an eating disorder
  • Organised and efficient in record keeping and completion of paperwork
  • Computer literacy


  • Prior experience of working in Specialist eating disorder service

Personal attributes

  • Ability to work as an effective, sensitive and self-aware team member
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Demonstrable enthusiasm and commitment to the client group and service model
  • High level of interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work and develop as a reflective practitioner

Other Requirements

  • Must be a non-smoker during working hours
  • Must hold a current driving license and have independent means of transport
  • Willing to travel between Trust sites as required
  • Must be willing to undertake DBS check at enhanced level
  • Must be legally entitled to work in this country.




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