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Priory Hospital Cheadle Royal, 100 Wilmslow Road, Manchester, SK8 3DG

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£75,000 - £80,000 Depending on skills and experience


37.5 hours - No On-Call

Job Advert Role Description

We are looking for a Specialty Grade Dr (PICU) in Priory Cheadle Royal Hospital, in the Cheadle area £70,000-£80,000 depending on skills and experience 


Priory is the UK's largest independent provider of Eating Disorder Services and Priory Cheadle Royal Hospital is a specialist provider of complex mental health services, providing clinical excellence across 13 wards which include acute adult wards, Eating Disorder Service, CAMHS, Rehabilitation, Acute and PICU services. Situated on Wilmslow road with easy transport links.


We are looking for a Speciality Grade Doctor in our Pankhurst ward. This is a 10 bedded Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) for adult female patients, who are experiencing an acute phase of mental illness. . Pankhurst uses the Safe wards model to promote therapeutic relationships and reduce restrictive interventions. Furthermore, Pankhurst delivers care through work with a full MDT to offer assessment and treatment. The service works closely with the patient, their family and community teams, to achieve individualised goals and ensure discharge pathways are in place.


As of February 2023, out of hours cover for the site is provided by NES Healthcare and, as such, working hours are 37.5 hours per week, which conventionally runs from 9am to 5pm. No on call required.


You will work alongside an experienced multidisciplinary team in aspiring to provide excellent bespoke care to enable our patients to fulfil their recovery goals and work towards discharge to the life they want.  The post holder will work under supervision of a Consultant Psychiatrist . The Specialty Doctor has a key role in working cohesively with a supervising consultant, nursing team and wider MDT to deliver best outcomes for complex patients with challenging presentations.


Due to the specialist nature of these services, the Specialty Doctor has a key role in providing evidence-based assessment and treatment under direct supervision and support from the consultant. We have a national reputation for offering treatment for complex and challenging presentations in all our service users. You will also report to the supervising consultant and is expected to have formal supervision at a frequency compatible with Priory policy, and to be a member of a peer group within Priory.


What you need


  • GMC registration with a license to practice
  • Substantive experience in Psychiatry
  • Section 12 approval (desirable)
  • MRCPsych (desirable)


What we offer you


Salary of £70,000 - £80,000 Depending on Experience


At Priory not only do we have good peer groups at site but we have worked hard on joining up the network of doctors to stay connected – such as through whats app.  We also have good support for CPD and a mentorship programme for medical staff new to the private sector or to Priory.  Due to the large size of the company there are some excellent career progression opportunities and each specialisation has a network supporting it which the doctor can become an active part of


  • Peer group of Doctors that are supportive. 
  • Generous study leave (including funding).
  • You will have your own office and ample administrative support.
  • Generous annual leave entitlement.
  • Career development opportunities at the hospital and within the Priory Group.
  • Our independent Employee Assistant Program can offer confidential emotional and practical support and advice to colleagues, 24/7.
  • Priory benefit package (including private health insurance).
  • Company pension scheme.


Other benefits you can expect upon joining our Cheadle Royal Hospital include:


  • 25 days annual leave (plus 8 Bank holidays) increasing with length of service
  • Birthday leave
  • Free on site parking
  • Subsidised meals
  • Dedicated career pathway
  • Enhanced sick pay and maternity pay after 1 years service


An informal discussion is encouraged – contact us today to set up a confidential, non-obligatory chat with Dr Bijral, Associate Medical Director, on 0161 428 9511 or email


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.






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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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