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Chief Medical Officer


Main area
Medical Management
37.5 hours per week
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Hellesdon Hospital
Norwich/ Ipswich
Competitive Salary
27/08/2019 23:59
Interview date

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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Chief Medical Officer

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) is one of the largest mental health Trusts in the country. The past few years have been challenging for the Trust, re-entering Special Measures in 2017. Over the past year, we have done much to start delivering the improvements needed, including building a new board, led by Chair Marie Gabriel CBE and Chief Executive Professor Jonathan Warren. Our vision is to be in the top of quarter of mental health Trusts for quality and patient safety by 2023.

Our Chief Medical Officer is retiring later this year, so we are seeking someone to join our board of dedicated executive colleagues and support us to realise our vision. Providing influential clinical leadership, you will inspire our clinicians and staff to think beyond the medical model, embrace new ways of working and take a multidisciplinary team approach to ensure we provide holistic and appropriate solutions to our service users.

We are seeking a Consultant Psychiatrist with experience of working at board or deputy medical director level (or similar). You will have:

  • excellent leadership and interpersonal skills
  • a strategic mindset and an ability to identify innovative solutions to challenges
  • a track record of incorporating research and best practice into clinical services
  • a legacy of being a driving force behind service improvement
  • passion for ensuring meaningful involvement of service users and carers in the planning, development and monitoring of services

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Further details / informal visits contact

To learn more or request an information pack, please contact our recruitment partner, Matt Simpson, at Hunter Healthcare on 020 7935 4570.