Consultant Psychiatrist Intellectual /Learning Disability (4 posts in Lancashire)


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Consultant Psychiatry
10 sessions / 40 hours per week
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L7F9 L7853 LD Management (W)
Preston, Chorley, BwD, West Lancs
£76,761 to £103,490 pa
25/02/2018 23:59

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust is a great place to work and has a sound future as a leading provider of excellent services. The Trust invests in its staff and seeks to provide them with opportunities for training and personal development.

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2002 and authorised as a Foundation Trust on 1st December 2007. The Trust provides health and wellbeing services for a population of around 1.5million people. The services provided include community nursing, health visiting and a range of therapy services including physiotherapy, podiatry and speech & language. The Trust specialises in inpatient and community mental health services. Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust covers the whole of the county and employs around 7,000 members of staff across more than 400 sites.

LCFT is smoke free. This means no member of staff can smoke whilst being paid by LCFT or when they can be identified as LCFT staff

For more information on Medical posts at Lancashire Care and to see some of our videos of Consultants currently working at LCFT, please visit our medical recruitment pages via Lancashire Care Medical Recruitment

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust welcomes applications from people who share our values; excellence, accountability, teamwork, respect, integrity and compassion.

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust provide a broad range of community and inpatient physical and mental health servcies. Covering a population of circa 1.6 million people, the Trust is the largest health provider in Lancashire and also provides services in Merseyside and Cumbria.  

The Community Wellbeing Network provides services including Community Intellectual Disability Services for both adults and children, Community and District Nursing, Dental services and Phlebotomy. As part of Lancashire Care’s redesign of community services for people with intellectual disability and/or autism, we are seeking to expand our current provision and recruit 4 additional Consultants in Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability to join our teams in the following areas of Lancashire:

Preston (10PAs), Chorley/South Ribble (10PAs) , Blackburn with Darwen (10PAs) and West Lancashire (5PAs).


Applications are welcome from individuals interested in working less than full time.

 Please state on your application which of the posts you wish to be considered for.

You will be based in a well-established community Intellectual disability team; you will be required to work effectively with the MDT, to provide clinical leadership and contribute to the wider ongoing development of the Trusts community Intellectual disability service.


Successful candidates will carry a clinical caseload that includes people with Intellectual disabilities, autism or both including those who experience mental ill health, behavioural challenges, have forensic needs and those discharging from long stay or secure hospital provision including acting as a Community Responsible Clinician (cRC) within a care coordination model.

Interview Date: 20th  March 2018

Get in touch to find out more about joining us!

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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 Alison Napier (Associate Medical Director(AMD), Intellectual Disability Psychiatry) on 01524 550150 email:

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If you have problems applying, contact

01772 647089