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Specialty Doctor

NHS Medical & Dental: Specialty Doctor

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Adult Acute Psychiatrist
NHS Medical & Dental: Specialty Doctor
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Thurne Ward, Hellesdon Hospital
02/11/2018 23:59
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Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust provides child and adult mental health services, alcohol treatment, learning disability, wellbeing and eating disorder services across Norfolk and Suffolk.

We are committed to delivering quality driven mental health services. Every individual makes a valuable contribution. We are proud of our staff who have been commended for the care they provide. Do you value working positively, respectfully and together? If so, we’d love you to join us!

Please follow this link to find out more in our Employee Handbook

Employee Handbook

Please read the job description/person specification carefully and ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills and experience needed.

It is important that you complete a formal application form as CV’s alone will not be accepted.

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Our Acute Services in Norwich is seeking applicants for a Specialty doctor to work within our service. This opportunity specifically relates to Thurne Ward, our 15 bed short stay assessment unit.

Thurne ward provides care for patients in periods of acute psychiatric illness, with intensive medical and nursing input, as well as  from other specialties (occupational therapy, psychology, pharmacy, physical health nursing. The unit offers comprehensive assessment of patients, a thorough review of treatments, starting new treatments or modifying existing treatments, and brief interventions (such as short-term support, structured activities, brief psychological therapies).

We are immensely proud of our staff and their passion, professionalism and dedication to change people’s lives. If you share that passion, if you too want to make a difference, then come and join us. In return you will get to work with a great team, with superb training and development opportunities and excellent staff benefits.


NSFT is the main provider of specialist mental health, psychological therapies and learning disability services for the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk, serving a population of 1.6 million, across seven CCGs, with an annual turnover of £220m.


The post holder must be registered with the GMC, possess a license to practice, have S12 Approval and three years or equivalent medical experience which should include experience in the diagnosis and treatment of complex mental illness.


Top reasons to come and work in Psychiatry in Norwich/Norfolk

  1. £20,000 recruitment premium* and up to £5,000 relocation expenses available to the right candidate
  2. Applications welcome from associate specialists for the SAS doctor role (pay protection will be honoured).
  3. According to a study by uSwitch, Norfolk is one of the top ten places to raise a family in the UK.
  4. Quality of living for doctors working in Norwich is high with areas of outstanding beauty and access to the culture and charm of this county. The city of Norwich is wonderful to explore and experience. Its phrase ‘see, shop, eat, stay’ is so very true. (London is closer than you think, 1 ¾ hours)
  5. Significant financial investments services, including an award winning police liaison services, further developing mental health A&E liaison and an enhancement of Sct 136 facilities to provide an improved experience for service users.
  6. Part time or dual role applications welcomed, including flexible working patterns.
  7. There are numerous teaching opportunities available at the medical school, University of East Anglia.
  8. NSFT is leading on numerous studies to support the development of research and evaluation. The service is well connected to national and international academics in the field.
  9. We will support the training, study time and costs associated with achieving article 14 and RC/AC status.
  10. Strong partnership working with other third sector providers and stakeholders.
  11. Protected time of 25% SPA per week



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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For an informal discussion or to arrange a visit, we would encourage candidates to contact Dr Wagle at We look forward to hearing from you.