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Consultant Forensic Psychiatry

NHS National Services Scotland
South Lanarkshire, UK
Closing date
30 Jan 2021

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NHS Lanarkshire

Consultant in Forensic Psychiatry

The post-holder will provide specialist clinical and professional skills of a Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist.

The post-holder will be based at the Beckford Lodge site in Hamilton as part of the Forensic Mental Health Team for Lanarkshire, providing Responsible Medical Officer input to inpatients in Beckford Lodge, Hamilton as well as community outpatients in North Lanarkshire. There will be 2 sessions of psychiatric input to HMP Shotts as part of the post's requirements. The NHS Lanarkshire forensic service is an innovative one which employs the recovery model. The team includes medical staff, nursing staff, psychologists, occupational therapists and administrative staff. The service embraces the Scottish Patient Safety Programme, with ongoing work nationally and internationally recognised.

Occasional input may also be required to be provided at the University Hospital Wishaw and University Hospital Hairmyres psychiatric units on an ad hoc basis for forensic psychiatry patients. The job plan provides time for non-clinical based activities, as well as CPD, research, and audit.

NHS Lanarkshire are happy to consider requests for this publication to be in another accessible format ie large print, braille, etc. Please contact us via either of the undernoted methods clearly stating which format is required:

Informal enquiries regarding this post will be welcomed by Dr Adam Brodie, Clinical Director for Forensic Psychiatry) and Dr Robert Gibb, Clinical Lead for Forensic Psychiatry).

For any application queries, please contact Graeme Gilmour - Senior HR Assistant on

Interviews are scheduled for: Friday 12th February (pm) 2021
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