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Stockton Hall, The Village, Stockton-on-the-Forest, York, YO32 9UN

Priory Group Division





37.5 hours

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Job Advert Role Description

We are looking for a Consultant Psychiatrist (Forensic Psychiatry, Learning Disability or General Psychiatry) in the York area – £160,000


Stockton Hall Hospital is 112 bedded, medium secure hospital in the beautiful City of York. We are an independent sector hospital. We exclusively treat NHS patients and work closely with our NHS colleagues to achieve the best outcomes for our patients. We work in partnership with the Humber and North Yorkshire Provider Collaborate as part of the local Integrated Care Board.


At Stockton Hall Hospital, we pride ourselves on valuing the contributions of every team member and in working in partnership with our patients.  The genuine team spirit and support for one another makes Stockton Hall Hospital a fantastic place to work. Consultant colleagues at Stockton Hall have a collective experience of working here of about 45 years, and has been traditionally a place of longer stay and positive well-being experience.


We offer a wide range of specialist services including; mental illness, neurodevelopmental disorder, learning disability and female medium secure services. Our treatment is facilitated by a well-resourced, multi-disciplinary group of clinicians. Our psychology, occupational, social work and physical wellness provision provides a wide range of opportunities for our patients.


The LD and A services of Stockton Hall were accredited by the prestigious National Autistic society in November 2023; demonstrating our commitment to be the best in class.


You will be part of a newly refurbished building on a brand new ward, purpose built for female secure patients. The caseload is for 12 women and you will have the full support of the non-medical prescribers and Residential doctors providing input and admin team to assist you in managing these patients.


What you need


We are seeking a full time Consultant Psychiatrist for our medium secure women’s service, Stonegate, with 12 women.


  • You will fulfil the role of Responsible Clinician to patients.
  • You must hold a CCT, or equivalent, in Forensic Psychiatry, Learning Disability or General Psychiatry.
  • Meet regulatory requirements, such as GMC registration and revalidation.
  • Have experience working with women in a secure service
  • The role will include participation in our on call rota (none residential).


What we offer you


  • Salary of £160,000
  • Flexible Working considered (depending on caseload; Consultants carry a full time equivalent case load of 16 patients)
  • Non-residential on call responsibilities (1:7)
  • Free Parking


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 WhatsApp.  We also have good support for CPD, PDP groups well set up and an effective and efficient appraisal process along with 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, QI, teaching and CPD development and management apart from connectedness to opportunities within the Priory Group.
  • As the lead clinician for the women’s service you will represent the service within the national women’s service developmental network that’s been re-established by service line Clinical Director Mr Michelle Gilluley.
  • 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).
  • There are a range of benefits that improve with as time in the company increases.
  • Indemnity is also covered.
  • Company pension scheme.


An informal discussion is encouraged – contact us today to set up a confidential, non-obligatory chat with Dr Santosh Kumar, Medical Director (phone: 01904 401835).

If you are successful, you will be expected to complete a full two weeks induction upon starting with us at Priory and these occur on the first two weeks of every month. If you have to work a notice with your current employer, we recommend you do not hand your notice in until we are able to provide a start date to ensure a smooth transition between companies.

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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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