Consultant in the Pyschiatry of Learning Disability (Blaenau Gwent)

Blaenau Gwent
£75,881 - £98,515 per annum
13 Aug 2019
27 Aug 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Consultant in the Pyschiatry of Learning Disability

Anticipated Start Date: Immediate 

Based at Blaenau Gwent Community Learning Disability Team

Closing Date for Applications: Midnight on 08th October 2019


This is a new post developed to provide further Clinical Leadership to the LD Directorate and to consolidate our Consultant numbers. 

The successful applicant will be responsible for providing outpatient services to Blaenau Gwent, which has a total population of approximately 69,600 (currently 65 patients on medical caseload) and for providing care for approximately half the patients in Caerphilly (total population 180,000, currently 177 patients on medical caseload) the other patients remaining under the care of the current consultant covering Caerphilly. The successful applicant would also provide clinical leadership and care for 5 patients accommodated in the Caerphilly residential facility Twyn Glas. 

We are currently reviewing our provision of community services and the successful candidate will be expected to provide clinical leadership with the other Consultants for the implementation of this review. The intention of the community service review is to strengthen the multidisciplinary community teams (including enlarging the medical workforce) and to broaden the work of the CLDTs. 

The LD Directorate is committed to developing a modern, evidence based, needs led service for people with a Learning Disability. This post provides an exciting opportunity to join an established and innovative directorate which is striving to provide excellent care for the population of Gwent who have a Learning Disability. The LD directorate is working on a number of initiatives to improve patient experience and provide a modern LD service for the future while continuing to deliver high quality care. 

The Health Board actively supports consultant doctors to undertake funded 3 month formal sabbaticals through an annual application process.

Free parking is available across all Aneurin Bevan University Health Board Sites. 

Applicants must hold full registration and a licence to practice with the GMC.

Vacancy Ref: 040-CON358-N-A                                    

Closing Date for Applications: Midnight on 08th October 2019

Published on NHS Jobs and Trac: 13th August 2019          

Published in BMJ: 24th August 2019

Interview Date: 06th November 2019

For further details / informal visits contact:

Those wishing to discuss the post informally in the first instance or arrange a visit to the department should contact Professor Catherine Bright, Clinical Director, Learning Disability Directorate, ABUHB. 01633-623625/01495-235539 or email

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