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About the service

The St. Andrew’s Healthcare Medium Secure Division is looking to recruit a Specialty Doctor for our Women’s Blended Secure Service. The service has been one of three NHS England pilot site for blended secure care for women. This is a new approach to secure care for women which prioritises continuity of care, the role trauma plays in a patient’s presentation, peer support, and co-production.


Blended services manage patients of both low and medium security in the same service and flex relational and procedural security depending on individual patient need rather than blanket restrictions and expectations. By avoid transitions between levels of security and working with one clinical team throughout, length of hospital stay is reduced.


The service comprises three 10 bedded wards, one admission ward and two treatment wards. There are two multidisciplinary teams who each manage 5 beds in the admission ward and a treatment ward. Patients remain under the MDT they are admitted by until their discharge to the community.


The service is well regarded and high performing. A recent review by IMPACT - the East Midlands provider collaborative for secure care described Maple Ward as “like a well-oiled machine”.


You will join one of the largest specialist mental health sites in the UK and join a team of over 30 other Consultant Psychiatrists and 8 Clinical Directors / Medical Directors based at our Northampton site, providing support for you early in your  psychiatry career and with opportunities to progress and develop your skills.


The Northampton site also has other services such as Low Secure, PICU, Learning Disability, Autism, Neuropsychiatry, Forensics, and CAMHS and our Academic and Research Centre. In addition,  facilities also include a café, garden centre, charity shop, woodwork & ceramics workshop all staffed by patients and service users, an on site gym and swimming pool; all based in over 150 acres of beautiful woodland grounds (please see link below for more details).


“Our patients and your colleagues will expect you to live the St Andrew’s CARE values of Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence every single day.”


About You

The successful candidate will join an established MDT and help support the continuous improvement of services and patient care. You will also be able to undertake research projects as part of St Andrew's commitment to innovation and world-class care.


MRCPsych or equivalent is preferable and membership of the GMC will be required.  Further career progression in terms of Section 12(2) approval, Approved Clinician status, will be encouraged and supported.


We are extremely proud to empower the careers of our medical professionals, and our Executive Medical Director and all of our Clinical Directors have grown and developed into their current roles within the Charity

We also support a number of our Psychiatrists through various leadership and clinical training programmes.  There are also opportunities to attend our regular internal CPD events and for you to develop a medico-legal out-patient practice as part of the St Andrews Consultancy Service.

 Why Choose St Andrew’s?

  • Competitive salary
  • Separately remunerated on call duties available
  • A tailored comprehensive induction programme
  • Medical indemnity cover
  • Supportive working environment
  • Opportunities for Continuing Professional Development with regular onsite educational & training events
  • Support for appraisal and revalidation
  • Autonomy to make decisions to improve patient outcomes


The post attracts a competitive salary with travel allowance, sickness policy on par with NHS, 41 days annual leave including bank holidays, car lease scheme, free parking, cycle to work scheme, ongoing CPD and much more...



For further details please contact Dr Alex Hamilton – on 01604 608678 or