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Consultant Psychiatrist




Priory Hospital Burgess Hill (D11), Gatehouse Lane, Goddards Green, Hassocks, West Sussex, BN6 9LE

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time





Job Advert Role Description

In addition to the core skills of a psychiatrist they should be a good team player and be keen to participate in a multidisciplinary approach to assessment, formulation and management plans.



About the Post

Priory Hospital Burgess Hill is situated in Hassocks, West Sussex (and is about half an hour north of Brighton and 45 minutes from Surrey). It is a 40-bedded unit with three wards.


Michael Shepherd Ward – 16 bedded female low secure

Wendy Orr – 8 bedded male PICU

Edith Cavell – 16 bedded male acute


The vacant post is for Edith Cavell Ward, the male acute service.


Patients at Priory Hospital Burgess Hill would be under the care of a nominated consultant as well as have input from the MDT team that includes psychologists, nursing team and access to an OT and social worker.  Patients would have access to regular psychological interventions, this will normally be a mixture of group and 1:1.


This post would be in addition to the two consultants already in working at the site. Alongside the employed consultants there is a full time junior doctor supporting Edith Cavell Ward.


There is a duty doctor in the hospital at all times to assist with management of out of hours admissions and those patients already in hospital. 


You would also have secretarial support and access to digital technology to support with creating discharge summaries and outpatient letters.

Division DBS info

About us

As one of the UK’s leading providers of behavioural care and specialist support services to adults and young people, Priory Group 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, education facilities and supported living services, we are making a real and lasting difference to the lives of the people we support.


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 Group will cover the cost of a DBS check.

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