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Southern Health is committed to providing excellent patient care. Our recent CQC inspection rated us as good, with some areas rated outstanding. One of our primary objectives for the next three years is to be able to treat all local patients within the Trust, providing a positive impact on patient experience being one of the steps on our journey towards outstanding clinical service. 

We are an integral part of the emerging Integrated Care System in Hampshire and Isle of Wight supporting over 30 Primary care networks (PCN).

We are looking for person-centred clinicians, who are dedicated to providing the best possible care, with skills in leadership, service development and governance. As an inclusive employer. we welcome applications irrespective of people's age, gender, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, disability including mental health conditions or other personal circumstances.

Southern Health provides training and development to undergraduate medical students and post graduate doctors, with opportunities to support and grow our future workforce.

The undergraduate medical education (UGME) department is a vibrant team made up of tutors, learning facilitators and administration staff, co-ordinating the education and training programme for undergraduate medical students on psychiatry placement within the Trust.

The Trust currently hosts 4th year medical students on psychiatry placement from the University of Southampton and Grenadian students from St George’s University. In addition, an undergraduate tutor co-ordinates Southampton medical student placements in Lymington Hospital, for a medicine focused training experience.

During inspections of the UGME Team in 2018, excellent student feedback was highlighted on all measures of learning, experience, governance and interest fostered, by Southampton and St George’s Universities, as well as the GMC.

The postgraduate medical education team, consisting of psychiatry, psychotherapy, medical and palliative care clinical tutors and a postgraduate manager and administration staff, co-ordinates the education of doctors in training and specialty /associate specialist doctors within Southern Health.

The Centre for Professional Development organises a programme of continuing professional development courses and events to support qualified staff to develop and update the knowledge and skills required to support them in their clinical and professional practice.

We work with our higher trainees to understand their career goals and requirements. We work with them during their final year before CCT to help them transition into their first consultant role in a supported environment, facilitated by our new consultant development programme. 

Doctors have protected time for personal and service development, governance, access to peer support networks, academic development via the divisional consultant meetings and mentorship. 

There are opportunities to explore and expand other areas of interest within the Trust. 

There are various wellbeing initiatives including fast track services for talking therapies like italk, our staff wellbeing hub and workplace options.

Our current vacancies 

Melbury Lodge in Winchester hosts Kingsley ward, which is a 25 bed mixed gender regional acute mental health unit, currently in the process of being redesigned to be two, 13 bed single gendered wards.

The successful candidate will be working alongside a speciality doctor, junior doctor and have access to a medical secretary, private office space shared with one consultant colleague and 2.5 SPA; one day of which is protected time away from the ward in which to develop a special interest. 

Kingsley ward has been recognised as Trust leader for embedding our Quality Improvement Programme (QI) into the care of its patients and has been accredited a CCQI for its working age inpatient mental health services by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Contact our Recruitment Team for more details. 

Antelope House is based in Southampton, a diverse multicultural city set in the heart of rural Hampshire.

There are strong academic links to the University of Southampton - a member of the Russell Group who supply highly qualified and motivated graduates to the local workforce. Antelope House is currently working towards a Royal College of Psychiatrists CCQI AIMS accreditation. 

Our Southampton Division is developing the first and only female PICU in Hampshire alongside the existing 10 bed PICU. We are also the Trust’s first Neuromodulation Centre. 

As the only division that solely provides mental health services in the Trust, this allows us to be more innovative and dynamic in our pursuit of exceptional patient care.

Contact our Recruitment Team for more details. 

Based in the historic maritime area of Portsmouth, Elmleigh provides inpatient adult mental health services to the diverse population of South East Hampshire.

There are two wards, each able to treat 17 patients, supported by three consultants, three specialty doctors and two junior doctors. 

There is a strong leadership structure within the division, which is driven to ensure that doctors are well supported with their professional and clinical development and leadership, encouraging colleagues to provide fundamental medical input into the continuous improvement and transformation across acute and crisis pathways. There are opportunities for peer networking and shared learning with colleagues from other specialties.

Contact our Recruitment Team for more details. 

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