Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist

Nhs Lanarkshire

  • Full Time

NHS Lanarkshire – Caird House, Hamilton

Consultant in Forensic Psychiatry

The post-holder will provide specialist clinical and professional skills of a Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist.

The post-holder will be based at the Caird House site in Hamilton as part of the Forensic Community Mental Health Team for Lanarkshire, providing Responsible Medical Officer input to community outpatients in Lanarkshire. There is a degree of flexibility as to which area of Lanarkshire the post-holder would cover. There will be 2 sessions of psychiatric input to HMP Shotts as part of the posts requirements as well as shared involvement in cover of the court liaison service. The NHS Lanarkshire forensic service is an innovative one which employs the recovery model. The team includes medical staff, nursing staff, psychologists, occupational therapists, mental health support workers and administrative staff. The service embraces the Scottish Patient Safety Programme, with ongoing work nationally and internationally recognised.

Occasional input may also be required to be provided at the University Hospital Wishaw and University Hospital Hairmyres psychiatric units on an ad hoc basis for patients under the care of the Forensic Community Mental Health Service. The job plan provides time for non-clinical based activities, as well as CPD, research, and audit. There are regular and frequent opportunities for involvement in the supervision and teaching of medical students and junior medical staff.

The job is offered as a full-time post on a 10 PA basis (including up to 2 non-DCC) but applications will be considered from those wishing to work less than full-time. If full-time, up to 2 EPAs may be available to undertake additional clinical activity.

The University of Glasgow enjoys close links with NHS Lanarkshire, and our medical students benefit greatly from the excellent educational opportunities provided by the board in both primary and secondary care. Those who are or who will be involved in teaching our students, or in any other activity which involves a contribution to teaching, research or scholarship within the University are eligible for honorary status at the University of Glasgow.

Honorary Status Role Holders are entitled to numerous benefits including a University of Glasgow ID card, use of the Library and other facilities, and a University IT account as required for their role. They have access to all courses run by the IT Services on the same basis as members of staff and are also permitted an educational discount when PC equipment is purchased through the IT Services.

NHS Lanarkshire are happy to consider requests for this publication to be in another accessible format i.e. large print, braille, etc. Please contact us via either of the undernoted methods clearly stating which format is required:

Informal enquiries regarding this post will be welcomed by Dr Laura Steven, Clinical Director for Forensic Psychiatry (01698 687552) and Dr Robert Gibb, Clinical Lead for Forensic Psychiatry (01698 687552).

For any application queries, please contact Nicole Hetherington, Senior HR Assistant on 01698 754350 or via

In NHS Lanarkshire we are committed to recruiting a workforce that fully reflects the diverse make-up of our society. A place where every individual can thrive, develop and succeed based on skill, knowledge and talent, regardless of race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, care experienced* or any other dimension that can be used to differentiate people from one another.

*Care experienced applicants are people who live/have lived with foster parents/kinship carers or who live/have lived in a residential childrens setting/secure unit.

NHS Lanarkshire has a legal obligation to ensure that it does not employ any worker who has not been granted the relevant permission to work in the UK. This permission is without exception granted by the UK Border Agency. We are required to check the entitlement to work in the UK of all prospective employees, regardless of nationality or job category.

Candidates who require a Certificate of Sponsorship can access further information on the UK Border Agencys new points based system that now governs the way individuals from outside the EEA can work in the UK at

Please follow the link below should you wish any further information on NHS Lanarkshire

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Interview Date – 28/03/2024

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