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Locum Consultant Psychiatrist

Locum Consultant

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Older Persons Mental Health
Locum Consultant
Six months ~ NHS Locum
40 hours per week
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Royal Glamorgan Hospital/Ysbyty George Thomas
£85,488 per annum
31/10/2018 23:59

Cwm Taf Cares

Our philosophy Cwm Taf Cares is at the heart of everything we do as we are committed to the health, wellbeing and development of our staff.

We provide hospital and community based services to people living in Rhondda Cynon Taf and Merthyr Tydfil. Our vision is to care for our communities and patients by preventing ill-health, promoting better health, providing excellent services and reducing the need for inpatient care wherever possible through the provision of strengthened home, primary and community care.

For more information about life in Cwm Taf, please visit our page.

We value the diversity of our staff and welcome applications from people from protected groups under the Equality Act 2010, this specifically includes age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/reassignment, race, religion, disability, pregnancy and maternity and marriage and civil partnership.


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This post is an NHS LOCUM Consultant Psychiatrist post for a period of 6 months. The post provides specialist psychiatric expertise to the Rhondda OPMH CMHT. The post holder will be expected to manage a caseload of complex and stable patients as care coordinator under Part 2 of the Measure.

Cwm Taf University Health Board provides a range of mental health and substance misuse services for people living in the Rhondda and Cynon Valleys, in Merthyr Tydfil and into Taf Ely. This is a mixed area – with a range of communities and areas with different socio-economic profiles.

There are two DGH sites – Prince Charles Hospital in Merthyr Tydfil and the Royal Glamorgan Hospital in Llantrisant – as well as a range of smaller community hospitals. The Adult Mental Health Directorate operates over 14 sites and employs 900 staff including 18 Consultants.

This post covers the locality of the Rhondda Valleys, comprising two valleys: the larger Rhondda Fawr to the west, and smaller Rhondda Fach to the east.   An area rich in industrial heritage, predominantly due its world renowned coal mining industry, it had a population of 162,729 in 1921. Following decades of industrial decline the population had shrunk to 79,980 (GP list size) by 2014.   According to the Public Health Wales Observatory, 18.5% of the population in 2012 was aged 65 years or over, and 2.4% were aged 85 years or over. The percentage of older people is higher in the north of the locality.  The Rhondda is an area of high deprivation with 45% of people living in the most deprived fifth of areas in Wales. This brings associated health inequalities, with higher than the Wales average for most chronic conditions. Life expectancy in the Rhondda is lower than average at 75.7 years for males (at birth 2013-15) and 79.9 years for females.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Lynne Garwood

Clinical Director

Mental Health Unit

Royal Glamorgan Hospital


CF72 8XR

Tel 01443 443700

If you have problems applying, contact

01443 443843