Consultant Psychiatrist – Adult Eating Disorders | Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

Job details
Posting date: 30 March 2021
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £82,096 - £110,683 Per Annum
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 28 April 2021
Location: Yeovil, Taunton, Wells (flexible), TA1 5DA
Company: Somerset Parnertship NHS Foundation Trust
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 2962115/184-CONS04-I

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Area:Yeovil, Taunton, Wells (flexible)

We are exciting to be in a position to invite applications for a Community Consultant Psychiatrist in Eating Disorders; this newly created post has been created to provide a greater level of service to people in Somerset struggling with an eating disorder.

This is a community post covering all of the Country, where you will act in an advisory and expert role, helping to manage complex cases and provide medical leadership to the ED service working closely with community adult psychiatrists. This is an exciting opportunity for you to work closely with the Medical Managers and Operational Managers to further develop the service.

As this is a cross county post, we can be flexible with where you decide to base yourself. You can choose to be based in the East side of the County, in Wells or Yeovil, or the West of the County, in Taunton or Bridgwater.

A specialist interest in psychotherapy, research or management would be welcomed.

We are delighted to announce that in November 2020 Somerset FT was shortlisted for the mental health trust of the year award in the widely acclaimed HSJ Awards. It follows a series of initiatives that we’ve introduced that have changed the way we develop and plan our mental health services – by listening to and involving patients themselves. The HSJ judges said they were looking for trusts which offer excellent, patient-centric care built on strong engagement between clinicians within and beyond the organisation.

• Entry onto the GMC Specialist Register or within 6 months of CCT
• Section 12 Approval MHA
About the Trust
Somerset NHS Foundation Trust is the first NHS trust on the English mainland to provide community, mental health and acute hospital services. We work with health and social care partners in Somerset to ensure that we deliver outstanding services that meet the needs of our population.

Our trust was formed on 1 April 2020 when Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust merged. We provide community and mental health services across the whole of Somerset and acute hospital services in the north, west and centre of the county and beyond.


Straddled between areas of outstanding natural beauty and the idyllic rolling hills of Exmoor, featuring national hotspots for cycling, surfing, and climbing such as Cheddar Gorge, there’s plenty to keep you occupied alongside the abundance of music festivals and local traditions. Somerset offers you the chance to live near some of the UK’s most desirable locations; from the beaches in North Devon and Cornwall, to the cosmopolitan centres of Bristol, Bath and Exeter, whilst also being less than 2 hours from London. The County town of Taunton has diverse shopping, restaurants, and regularly hosts international music and sporting fixtures.

The South West of England is a highly desirable place to live. Compared to other regions, house prices in the area are quite reasonable. Rural properties in many of the pretty villages in South Somerset and North Dorset are within easy commute to the hospital.

If you’ve got family commitments, or are looking to settle down, Somerset offers some of the best schools in the country ranging from Public institutions such as Millfield, Queens College, Taunton School, Kings College, Wellington, and Blundell’s, to award winning state schools such as Richard Huish College which has been ranked in the top 10 of A-level providers nationally for the last eight years, through to secondary’s ranking in the top 5% nationally such as The Castle school in Taunton.

For further information please contact Dr. Fatin Hussein, Clinical Director on 01373 458 531.

If you would like to discuss the application process for this role please contact Jordan Pollard, Medical Recruitment Consultant on 07765898212 or

This advert closes on Tuesday 27 Apr 2021

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