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Consultant in Liaison Psychiatry / Clinical Lead for NICPM


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Liaison Psychiatry
Full time - 40 hours per week
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Leeds General Infirmary
£84,559 - £114,003 Per Annum
Salary period
21/10/2022 23:59
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Job overview

This vacancy is a 10 PA substantive post in Liaison Psychiatry / Psychological Medicine at the National Inpatient Centre for Psychological Medicine - NICPM - currently based at Leeds General Infirmary.

The NICPM delivers multidisciplinary biopsychosocial care for people with severe and complex medically unexplained physical symptoms (MUS). It is currently an eight-bed specialist inpatient unit for adults, but with plans for potential expansion of the service in due course.

The NICPM is part of the wider Liaison Psychiatry Service in Leeds.

Main duties of the job

As a Consultant in Psychological Medicine at the NICPM:

To work within, and provide overall clinical direction to, the multidisciplinary team (MDT) at the NICPM, in providing a national centre service for severe and complex cases of medically unexplained physical symptoms (MUS).

To attend and lead the regular MDT / patient review meetings relating to all patients within this specialist tertiary inpatient service.

To provide senior medical / psychiatric expertise, clinical supervision, and direction within the multidisciplinary team, in relation to the assessment, diagnosis, formulation and management of patients suffering with severe and complex MUS presentations.

Working for our organisation

We are a high quality, high performing NHS foundation trust. We are the main provider of specialist mental health and learning disability services in Leeds. We also provide specialist inpatient services in York as well as some highly specialised services across the country.
We employ around 3,000 staff and every year we have contact with over 25,000 service users. Our vision is to provide outstanding mental health and learning disability services as an employer of choice. Our ambition is to support our service users and carers, our staff and the communities we serve to live healthy and fulfilling lives. We need people like you to help us achieve our goals; to live our lives free from stigma and discrimination; and to improve the lives of people with a learning disability and mental ill health.
We perform well against local and national targets and in our most recent CQC inspection, 85% of our services were rated good or outstanding.
As a teaching trust with strong links to local universities, we are a centre of excellence for teaching, research and development.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The Trust is seeking an experienced Consultant in Liaison Psychiatry / Psychological Medicine to become Consultant and Clinical Lead at the National Inpatient Centre for Psychological Medicine (NICPM). This vacancy is being created by the retirement of the current post-holder.

NICPM is a specialist inpatient psychological medicine unit, with a diverse and expert team delivering biopsychosocial care for people with severe and complex medically unexplained symptoms. You will be responsible for 8 inpatient beds, and provide overall clinical direction to, the multidisciplinary team (MDT) at the NICPM.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • MBBS, MRCPsych
  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of appointment.


Essential criteria
  • Experience of working as a Consultant in Liaison Psychiatry / Psychological Medicine, including providing treatment for people with Medically Unexplained Physical Symptoms (MUS)

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 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 Ankush Vidyarthi
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