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CESR Fellowship (Psychiatry)

NHS Grampian
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
£58,198 - £90,688 per annum
Closing date
31 Mar 2024

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Specialist doctor, Psychiatry
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

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CESR Fellowship (Psychiatry)

Are you an enthusiastic International Psychiatrist looking to rejuvenate your career in the UK through a GMC approved sponsored scheme?

We have an exciting opportunity for enthusiastic, committed, talented and experienced International Psychiatrists to gain experience towards specialist registration via the CESR (Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration) / Portfolio route in Grampian, Scotland.

The CESR Fellowship programme is a route for Doctors who do not currently have GMC registration and have not completed an approved UK training programme to work towards gaining entry on to the Specialist Register.

It is a competency-based programme that enables you to provide a portfolio of evidence of training, qualifications and experience, meeting the requirements of the specific Psychiatry portfolio. Successful completion of the CESR process results in entry onto the Specialist Register which is a mandatory requirement to work as a substantial Consultant in the NHS.

This unique 3 year programme is specially designed to provide International Psychiatrists with all the necessary support including GMC approved sponsorship, visa sponsorship, relocation support and bespoke mentoring and experience to suit individual portfolio needs to achieve CESR Portfolio in specific Psychiatry specialities. This will include opportunities to gain experience in specialisms including General Adult Psychiatry, Old age Psychiatry, Psychotherapy, Child and Adolescence Psychiatry and Learning Disability.

To be eligible for the programme, you must have at least 4 years experience of working in Psychiatry with a formal qualification like M.D. (Psychiatry) or other Postgraduate qualifications recognised in your country, which were gained after a period of training and qualifying examinations. You must also be currently engaged in clinical practice over the last 12 months and meet GMC’s Evidence of knowledge of English requirements. Candidates previously refused GMC registration through alternative routes including PLAB will not be ordinarily considered for the programme.

Key Benefits

  • Sponsorship for Full GMC registration.
  • Job planned time of 2 SPA to develop CESR portfolio and study leave allowance.
  • Active educational programme including CESR Portfolio specific teaching programme, CESR tutor and dedicated
  • clinical and educational supervision.
  • Regular review of CESR portfolio by experienced Approved Royal College CESR Evaluators.
  • Active peer group of fellows and clinicians on route to CESR.
  • Bespoke learning plan and scheme designed with clinical experience and supervision in all key areas and components of expected competencies including Clinical and Communication skills, teaching, Research, Psychotherapy, Leadership and Management and Clinical Governance.
  • Relocation package up to GDP - £8,000.
  • Opportunity for Increment based on prior experience in the field.
  • Eligibility to apply for honorary academic position with University of Aberdeen. Visa sponsorship is available for this post, if necessary. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website:

If you already have GMC registration and meet eligibility criteria, you may contact us directly to enquire about other SAS posts available.

Informal enquiries should be directed to:

See our video here:

To apply for the post, please click the Apply button and search for Ref No: KG161653

Applications open: 1st March 2024.
Closing date: 31st March 2024.

Interested? Join our Webinar on 11th March 2024, to find out more.
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