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Consultant Psychiatrist CMHT

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Harpurhey, Manchester
£93,666 to £126,281 pro rata per annum
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Job Details

North Manchester CMHT are looking to appoint a substantive consultant to their North West Team. The catchment area for the Team includes the following electoral wards: Higher Blackley, Crumpsall, Cheetham Hill and parts of Harpurhey and Charlestown. The Team provides care for patients registered with GP practices within the catchment area and patients registered outside the catchment area but living within the area.

Main duties of the job

This post is one of the 2 full-time substantive consultant posts for the CMHT-NW. Each Consultant is supported by 1.0 WTE Trainee (CT or GPST). The successful postholder would be expected to provide clinical supervision for the Trainee allocated to the post. The would be supported to apply for a Trainer's status.

The CMHT-NW has a total caseload of approximately 1300 with 530 CPA, 640 Standard Care and 130 under assessment. Each care co-ordinator in Team has caseload of approximately 30-40 patients.

All new referrals to the CMHT are initially assessed by the CMHT before medical input is requested to ensure consultant time is reserved for the most complex individuals. Consultant input to triage of referrals to determine patients who would benefit from direction to a medically led assessment. The CMHT Consultants also provide a weekly 2 hour dedicated time (on rota basis by the 4 North CMHT Consultants) to GPs for advice regarding patients who may not meet CMHT threshold for referral.

About us

GMMH is one of the most active research Trusts in the UK, with one of the highest levels of recruitment to clinical trials for mental health. This puts our staff and service users at the leading edge of new mental health treatments. The Trust has links with a number of local universities consultants can engage with research from ad hoc involvement through to dedicated research time.

Strengths of the Trust:

  • Largest mental health provider in Greater Manchester with focus on delivering excellent mental health care.
  • Posts across rural, suburban and urban settings.
  • Standard offer of 2.5 SPAs: 7.5 DCCs (pro rata).
  • Support for flexible and less than full-time working.
  • Opportunities to pursue a special interest.
  • Clear framework for interested colleagues to develop management and leadership skills and take up positions in leadership and management.
  • Access to in-house training including a Recovery Academy, e-learning packages and regular trainee and trust wide educational programmes.
  • Structured and supported approach to appraisal and revalidation.
  • Agreed process for career breaks.
  • Relocation package.

Job description
Job responsibilities

For more details about this role and the responsibilities please see attached full Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification

  • Medical Degree


  • MRCPsych


  • Specialist Register


  • Approved Clinician


  • GMC Registration


  • Previous Experience in Community Psychiatry

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