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Priory Hospital Barnt Green

Priory Group Division






Vacancy Type


Job Advert Role Description

Priory Group offers services to the private sector as well as to the NHS.  Private services are provided by Visiting Consultants.  These consultants are not employed by the Priory Group but have practising privileges and as such are entitled to see outpatients on Priory premises and to admit their patients, under their care to Priory private beds. Priory Group has large multidisciplinary teams who are able to provide evidence based therapies recommended to these private service users, without long waiting lists for the treatment they require. Additionally Priory has excellent governance processes and ensures a good, safe  quality service.

You will be required to provide support and advise nursing staff and hospital management on clinical issues. The role holder will be working in close liaison with other consultant teams and services within the Division as well as having continuing responsibility for the care of patients. You will have an excellent knowledge of Clinical Governance and regulatory requirements and will be qualified with full registration with GMC, as well as having experience working in a substance misuse setting and within a multidisciplinary team

The Priory group offers a number of other benefits including a strong commitment to personal development. You will develop a private case load in the outpatient department, and given admitting rights to the private wards and therapy centre.

What the role involves:

Assessing and treating outpatients
Looking after inpatients under your care
Working closely with therapists and psychology colleagues
Adding value through quality and governance involvement
Developing your business and expanding your practice symbiotically with Priory
Joining site on-call rota if that works for you
Networking with colleagues and referrers
Maintaining professional development and Revalidation

What are the advantages for VCs working with Priory?

The best known and premium brand name in private psychiatry is right behind you
World class facilities
Professional marketing support
Quality therapy for patients
You choose how much time you can give
Top expert consultant colleagues
Be at the vanguard and able to offer the latest evidence-based treatments and tailored prescribing
Financial rewards
Opens up entirely new career pathways

The role of a visiting consultant offers you the opportunity to build a private outpatient practice, alongside a private inpatient practice.  At present we are particularly looking for both acute and addictions consultants. You will be expected to adhere to Priory Group standards and policies throughout your practice.

‘All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Priory Group will cover the cost of a DBS check for all successful applicants.’

Priory Hospital Barnt Green is located in the stunning Lickey Hills Country Park, 10 miles south of Birmingham City Centre. We have thirty-three beds across three wards including a ten bedded female NHS Psychiatric Intensive Care, a thirteen bedded mixed gender NHS acute service, and a bedded private acute ward beds for both men and women. In addition to providing inpatient services, the hospital has a large Outpatient department and regional conference facilities.

The hospital opened in March 2022 and this is a fantastic opportunity to join a new and developing team, in a brand new hospital located in a beautiful setting.


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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