Consultant Psychiatrist - Early Intervention Service

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust
Chorley, UK
08 Nov 2019
08 Dec 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire and Sefton area. The Trust was first established in 2002 and employs approximately 7,000 staff who provide care from more than 400 sites.

We are currently recruiting for a Consultant Psychiatrist to join our Early Intervention Service (EIS), based at Euxton Lodge, Chorley.

This established, full time, permanent post is for a doctor working as part of the multidisciplinary team.

Early Intervention Services are designed to meet the NICE Quality Standard 80 and other guidelines for the treatment of people presenting with their First Episode of Psychosis (FEP), or assessed as being in an At Risk Mental State (ARMS) which could be the prodrome of psychosis.

The post-holder will be responsible to Dr Richard Morgan (Interim Medical Director) and report to Dr Mike Robson (Associate Medical Director).

At Lancashire & South Cumbria, we are proud of our traditions around research, education and development of our Medical Workforce. We have within our Medical workforce, the RCPsych CESR Evaluator of the year, the RCPsych NW Trainer of the Year and the RCPsych Researcher of the Year! We have an extremely active education/teaching programme which our Consultants enjoy supporting.

Applicants must be fully registered with the GMC and have a License to Practice, hold a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) or Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR) or be within 6 months of attaining CCST/CESR at the time of interview.

For further details / informal visits contact:

We would welcome and strongly encourage informal discussions and visits to discuss the job or arrangements. Please contact the following to arrange this:

Dr Mike Robson (Tel: 07507 847563)

Anita Demaria (Tel: 07507 856278)

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