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Llanarth Court, Llanarth, Nr Usk, Monmouthshire, NP15 2YD

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time, Permanent - Part Time


£150,000 + oncall enhancements



Job Advert Location Description

Priory Group is one of the UK’s leading providers of independent specialist secure and step-down care across the UK. With hospitals around the country, many years of experience and highly experienced teams, we help patients and commissioners find the right care pathways, without the need for multiple reassessments.


Llanarth Court Hospital has built a strong reputation over almost 30 years for providing high quality care in secure conditions, offering a range of therapeutic and leisure opportunities, and making full use of its extensive grounds. The hospital has 96 beds across 7 wards with male and female medium secure, and male low secure and rehabilitation wards.  There are plans to upgrade the facilities, with a new purpose-built accommodation block and improvements to the existing patient accommodation.

Job Advert Role Description

A vacancy has arisen for a full-time Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist,  The role is based at Llanarth Court Hospital. The final details of the responsibilities will be agreed at the time of appointment but the job is likely to consist of providing medical care and leadership for a 20-bed low secure male ward.

The hospital has a well-established system of clinical governance and a quality improvement programme. The successful candidate will be expected to lead the clinical governance programme on their ward and to participate in clinical governance at a hospital level.

Information technology is widely used within Priory Group to improve the quality of care and the productivity of professionals. An upgrade of the electronic patient record system has recently been rolled out across the Group and further improvements are planned. Videoconferencing is being successfully used at Llanarth Court and across the Group to maintain social distancing during the current pandemic. Training on the use of IT systems will be provided.

There are six experienced consultants at the hospital, supported by a full-time resident medical officer who provides out-of-hours cover. Each ward has a full multidisciplinary team (MDT), with a psychologist, occupational therapist and social worker.

On-calls will be on a non-resident basis. While the Resident Medical Officer is able to deal with most situations requiring medical input, occasional attendance at the hospital may be required when on-call.

If you are interested in this post, please contact Dr Damian Gamble, Medical Director, 01873 840555 for an informal discussion. You would be welcome to visit the hospital and meet the MDT and management team.

The successful candidate will meet the following criteria: -




Fully registered and licensed medical practitioner

Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists

On Specialist Register

Approved Clinician in Wales





Experience in forensic psychiatry


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.


Division DBS info

About us

As one of the UK’s leading providers of behavioural care and specialist support services, Priory promise a challenging and fulfilling career with the support of a world class organisation willing to invest in your development. 

Across our network of hospitals, residential care homes and supported living services, we are making a real and lasting difference to the lives of the people we support.

Priory maintains that vaccination remains our very best line of defence against COVID-19 and believes that our colleagues working with vulnerable individuals have a professional duty to be vaccinated.  As part of our wider infection control efforts, and to meet our commissioner and customer requirements, we continue to record vaccination status for all colleagues and we therefore request that you disclose this information as part of your application. Your vaccination status will not affect any offer of employment and will be held in line with GDPR requirements.  We thank you for your understanding. 


All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory will cover the cost of a DBS check.

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