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Specialty Doctor

NHS Medical & Dental: Specialty Doctor

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Forensic Psychiatry
NHS Medical & Dental: Specialty Doctor
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Whitlingham Ward, Hellesdon Hospital
22/07/2019 23:59

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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Specialty Doctor Psychiatry for Women’s secure pathway Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust. Applications are invited to apply for a position (1 WTE) working in the female secure inpatient service based in Norwich. This is an opportunity to join the service at a time of significant development. The unit has recently moved to offer a blended level of secure care for women who traditionally would have required low or medium security. There are opportunities to further develop a fully integrated pathway for women within Forensic Services. The unit forms part of the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust Forensic services, which has 82 beds providing male and female medium and low secure beds. Services are also provided to local courts, prisons and criminal justice partners. There will be opportunity to experience different parts of the service for interested applicants. The post is recognised for core and higher training and there is opportunity for teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level.  This is an exciting time to join the service as it completes a significant transformation programme and looks to becoming involved in New Care Models across the Eastern region. You will join an existing group of 6 Consultants and other specialty grade doctors.


The post holder must be registered with the GMC and possess a license to practice. Experience within secure services is desirable, although not essential.

Some of the benefits we can offer you:

  • We will support the training, study time, and costs for those doctors seeking to achieve RC/AC status
  • The Trust encourages continuing personal development, including S.12 status
  • Protected time of 2.5 SPA per week (pro rata)
  • Generous relocation / removal benefit
  • On site subsided gym
  • On site FREE parking
  • On site FREE physio service
  • On site FREE Yoga
  • Extensive wellbeing program and support
  • Access to on-site training centre at Hellesdon Hospital
  • Opportunities to become involved in teaching and training with research links to the University of East Anglia

Norfolk and Suffolk are known for beautiful countryside and coastal areas, alongside a mixture of modern facilities and cultural and historical attractions, all within 90 minutes of London.

The Trust believes in equal opportunities and welcomes applications irrespective of age, disability, ethnic origin, gender, sexuality or religious belief


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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


Dr Mark Earthrowl, Consultant Psychiatrist and Medical Lead Clinician on 01603 421558, email

Karen Clements, Locality Manager, Secure Services on 01473 322250, email: