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Consultant Psychiatrist - Neuro (Church)

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Profession: Medical and Psychiatry
  • Location: Northampton
  • Salary: Total package ‘competitive’ depending on experience

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Church Ward – New ward opening early 2024

About St Andrew’s

St Andrew’s is a not for profit Charity – we have no shareholders and any surplus we make is reinvested into our services. We are part of the Specialist Provider Collaboratives in the East and West Midlands and are a member of the East Midlands Alliance. Our services in Northampton, set in 150 plus acres of woodland greenery, are spread across 5 Divisions – Neuropsychiatry, Medium Secure, Low Secure and Specialist Rehabilitation, Learning Disability and Autism, and CAMHS. We have a number of unique specialist national services including for Acquired Brain Injury (Secure and Non-Secure), Deaf Forensic, Huntington’s disease, Older Adults (Secure and Non-Secure), Blended Women’s (one of 3 National Pilots) and specialist inpatient DBT.


About the ward – Church

We are looking forward to the opening of Church Ward, a new 10-bed ward in the Neuropsychiatry Division. It will be a non-secure male admission ward for Acquired Brain Injury. Our purpose on Church Ward will be to support patients with complex mental health and physical needs, to develop co-produced individualised care plans, to provide neuro-behavioural rehabilitation and enable patients to move on to the community. Our aim is to engage patients in their rehabilitation and deliver exceptional individualised care. You will be a key member of a multi-disciplinary team, to truly make a difference to our patients’ lives.


The Service 

Our Neuropsychiatry Division offers specialist services for patients with Acquired Brain Injury, Dementia and Huntington’s disease. With the opening of Church Ward the Division will have 130 beds across these services. The care and rehabilitation offered in the Division is recognised for being at the forefront of innovation, for its excellence in service delivery and for its ability to manage and reduce the risks associated with these conditions. 

The Neuropsychiatry Division offers an excellent opportunity to deliver value-based healthcare focusing on clinical outcomes. The service uses a variety of outcomes, both patient and quality improvement focused, to complement clinical decisions and guide strategic direction. This service is forward-thinking, open to new ideas and a holistic approach is taken to patient care and treatment.  


The Role

We are seeking an enthusiastic Consultant Psychiatrist to join our Neuropsychiatry Division Team. The Neuropsychiatry service in Northampton has a vacancy for a Consultant Psychiatrist to develop and strengthen their experience of working with complex patients with Acquired Brain Injury. You will be supported by a Specialty Doctor and a full multidisciplinary team. You will be leading, developing and shaping this service.

The role will be 0.6 WTE as Consultant Psychiatrist for Church Ward and 0.4 WTE can be discussed for other roles/opportunities at St Andrew’s or if you would like to work part-time, flexibly or as a job share. Examples of other roles/opportunities include a caseload in another part of the Neuropsychiatry Division, working with our Community Partnerships Division undertaking e.g., outpatient work.  

The successful candidate will fulfil the duties of a Consultant Psychiatrist, including the person-centered management of complex Acquired Brain Injury patients, statutory responsibilities, and liaison with internal and external stakeholders.


Person specification


  • MBBS or equivalent
  • MRCPsych or equivalent
  • You should have GMC full registration, be an Approved Clinician and Section 12(2) Approved, and have a CCT (or equivalent). We also welcome applicants due to complete their CCT in the next 6 months
  • Experience of working in inpatient and/or outpatient psychiatric settings.



  • Experience working in Acquired Brain Injury/Neuropsychiatric services.


Applicants with a CCT (or equivalent) in all psychiatric specialties welcomed.


Why join St Andrew’s

  • Opportunities to progress e.g., most of our senior medical managers started as a Consultant at St Andrew’s
  • Physical Healthcare Team support
  • A 1 in 16 (approximately) non-resident second on call with 24 hour first on call cover
  • The chance to be part of a community of Consultants on one site with a weekly multidisciplinary CPD and Grand Rounds programme with colleagues joining from the NHS
  • Less than 10 per cent of our Consultant Psychiatrist roles are occupied by locums
  • Support in undertaking indemnified private practice and medico-legal work though our Community Partnerships Division
  • Opportunities for joint roles with the NHS in some areas
  • Teaching opportunities; medical students from Cambridge and Buckingham as well as trainees
  • Opportunities for professional development
  • You will also have the opportunity to develop research ideas and work with our Research team
  • Be involved in Continuous Quality Improvement initiatives
  • Class leading analytics and data monitoring with extensive integration with our electronic patient records
  • Electronic prescribing on all our wards.


Other benefits

  • Salary up to £150,000 depending on experience, travel allowance, pension, 32 days of annual leave plus Bank Holidays and leave on your birthday, free parking, car leasing scheme, sickness policy on par with the NHS, administrative support and more.


International Medical Graduates

We welcome applications from applicants who require current Skilled Worker sponsorship to work in the UK and you will be considered alongside all other applications. Please contact our recruitment team at if you would like more details on how we can support you.


Visits to the service ahead of application or interview are welcomed.

To discuss the role further and other opportunities in Neuropsychiatry, please contact Samantha Pendry,, 07575 993645 or Muthusamy Natarajan, Deputy Medical Director and Clinical Director – Neuropsychiatry Division,