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Priory Hospital Southampton, Marchwood Park, Marchwood, Southampton, SO40 4DA

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£150,000 per annum



Job Advert - Division Information


Knowing that you’re making a difference to people’s lives is rewarding in itself. But our many roles offer much more than that. As well as helping you grow and develop your talent, we want you to feel proud of where you work and what you do. Priory Group is the leading healthcare provider for mental health services in the UK with an established track record of delivering high-quality clinical care.

How to Apply?

Please apply online. You can send us a CV in addition to the online application as well.

Many thanks for your interest and we look forward to receiving your application. 

Job Advert Location Description

Due to limits on sponsorship allocations, we are not currently in a position to offer sponsorship to new candidates for these roles, this remains under review.

About Priory Hospital Southampton

The Priory Hospital Southampton is part of the Priory group offering NHS funded inpatient care. The hospital is located in Marchwood on the outskirts of Southampton and comprises 40 inpatient beds across three wards.

Sandpiper Ward: This is a mixed Adult Acute ward comprising 17 NHS Funded beds. The post holder will provide consultant input to this ward.
Starling Ward:  This is a mixed Adult Acute ward comprising 12 NHS Funded beds.
Skylark Ward:  11 bedded specialist Eating Disorders Unit

The hospital has well established multidisciplinary teams in all wards including nursing, therapy, occupational therapy and psychology input. The non-consultant doctors in the hospital include three full-time specialty doctors and one full-time resident Medical Officer, who is based on-site.

Job Advert Role Description

Outline of the Role:
This is one WTE substantive post equivalent to 10 PAs which has become available because of the previous consultants moving to new roles. Part time/job share applications will also be considered. The job involves providing consultant support to the acute adult ward which will provide inpatient care for 17 NHS patients. The MDT for the service is already in place and follows Priory’s staffing model for the acute inpatient service. This includes OT, Psychology, nursing and support from a full time specialty doctor. 

As part of the role, the post holder will join the out of hours consultant on call rota which is one in six weeks. This is low intensity on call providing consultant support to the RMO. The salary for the post includes on call commitments. 

The post holder will have professional and operational accountability to the Medical Director, who is based on-site as the consultant for Starling Ward.
Key Responsibilities of the role are as follows:
1. Holding RC responsibility for patients detained under the MHA
2. Providing clinical leadership to the MDT in assessment, treatment and discharge planning for inpatients following the acute care pathway
3. Weekly MDT Reviews
4. CPAs, Discharge planning, community and family liaisons
5. Working in collaboration with MDT to monitor day to day progress and evaluation of treatment plans as needed
6. Ensure MDT completion of agreed treatment plans
7. Cross cover arrangements for annual/sickness absence
8. Preparation of tribunal/hospital managers reports and attending the hearing if agreed by the consultant or in consultant’s absence
9. The post holder will have responsibility for providing weekly clinical supervision to the specialty doctor. 



Division DBS info

Weekly Time Table

A job plan would be discussed and agreed with the post holder on starting the role. Following is an example of a provisional weekly timetable.

Support for the Post holder

  • The post holder would monthly 1:1 management supervision with the Medical Director
  • The hospital has an active monthly clinical forum which is well attended. The post holder would be a member of the forum and would participate in case based discussions. 
  • There and established peer group to support with revalidation and appraisal which post holder would be welcomed to join.
  • The post holder will be able to join hospital DBT consult which meets on weekly basis
  • Priory supports continuing professional development and access to study leave with associated expenses is available via centrally allocated budget and approval system after the probation period.
  • There is weekly Peer Group Supervision meeting attended by specialty doctors and consultants in the hospital.
  • The post holder can join individual MPS medical indemnity via Priory Group and the associated expenses for Medical Indemnity will be paid by Priory
  • The post holder will be part of the Priory Acute Service Line Group which holds quarterly meetings to support evidence based practice across all acute sites
  • Priory Group provides annual appraisals and the post holder will have access to revalidation support by participation in Priory’s appraisal framework
  • Priory group provides mentorship support for all consultants if required
  • The annual leave entitlement is 30 days with additional bank holidays.
  • Priory offers a pension scheme which post holder will be able to join


Essential Criteria

  • Current GMC registration with license to practice
  • On GMC’s specialist register for General Ault Psychiatry
  • AC approval

Desirable Criteria

  • Previous experience of working in an acute inpatient service
  • Experience of providing supervision
  • Training as medical appraiser
  • Experience of Quality Improvement Projects


Contact Details

If you would like discuss this post or arrange an informal meeting or visit, please contact:

Dr Frederick Grose (




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