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

Priory Group Division





37.5 hours

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Job Advert Role Description

We have an excellent full time opportunity to work as a Consultant Psychiatrist on Evergreen unit at Priory Cheadle Royal Hospital!


Priory is the UK's largest independent provider of Mental Health 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.


Evergreen is a 15 bed acute mental health unit for adult male and female patients offering a 24-hour admission service to support local NHS services and PICU wards. The ethos of the acute ward is to provide support in a crisis and offer therapeutic engagement during the in-patient stay. Evergreen ward is situated within the grounds of Cheadle Royal Hospital supporting patients who present with mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, personality disorder, depression, bipolar disorder and other diagnoses. For some patients, Evergreen ward will be their first admission to a mental health ward and the MDT will support them to overcome crisis and become well enough to be discharged into the community, whether this be home or to support living. The MDT consists of a Responsible Clinician (RC), Specialty Doctor, Ward Manager, Occupational Therapist, the Nursing Team and Psychology team and the goal of the MDT is to make a real and lasting difference to the lives of patients who come to Evergreen ward.


This is a full time position providing psychiatric care to inpatients on Evergreen, alongside providing the clinical leadership on the unit to ensure safe and effective service delivery.


The post is supported by a full time Specialty Doctor or Advanced Practitioner and the post holder will be working within a full Multidisciplinary Team.


Your role will include:


•          Working as the Consultant and Responsible Clinician as part of the MDT

•          Take overall responsibility for patient care and treatment plans in conjunction with the MDT

•          Timely assessment of referrals along with the MDT

•          Conducting Comprehensive Assessments and Treatment Plannings with patients, external stake holders and carers.

•          Chairing MDT/CPA Meetings; Adhering to organisational admission and discharge policy and procedures.

•          Timely discharge GP notifications and discharge summaries.

•          To contribute to the unit governance through expertise and leadership.

•          Prepare and supervise reports for Mental Health Act Review Tribunals & Managers Hearings alongside giving evidence within these meetings.

•          Participate in a non-resident second on call out of hours rota with a frequency of no more than 1:7 


•          Offering Clinical Leadership in collaboration with Ward Manager

•          Ensuring Ward is complaint with Organisational and Regulatory requirements

•          Attending ward governance meetings with ward manager

•          Working with organisational quality improvement (QPIs) initiatives

•          Attending Monthly governance meetings.


•          Attending monthly Academic meetings

•          Case presentations and teaching

•          Participation in audit, research, quality improvement  initiatives



Perks of working for Priory:

•          Generous annual leave entitlement with Birthday Leave

•          Study leave & support with CPD opportunities

•          Supportive consultant peer group

•          Opportunity to undertake further learning and development

•          Medical indemnity cover




Post requirements:

•          MBBS or Equivalent Medical Degree and MRCPsych with s12/AC approval

•          Full GMC registration with license to practice

•          Knowledgeable of the Mental Health Act and Code of Practice, along with the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Code of Practice

•          Committed to continued professional development

•          Desirable to have had significant experience of inpatient mental health acute units.

•          Able to work collaboratively as a part of a multi-disciplinary team


An informal discussion is encouraged – contact us today to set up a confidential, non-obligatory chat with Dr Tangirala, Medical Director, on 0161 428 9511 Ext: 4355 or email  

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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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