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Consultant Psychiatrist




Ty Catrin, Dyfrig Road, Cardiff, CF5 5AD

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time




37.5 hours per week

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This is a full time position (37.5 hours a week) providing leadership and psychiatric clinical care to Priory Ty Catrin, a hospital that provides specialist treatment for males and females within a low secure setting. The site is led by a Senior Management Team (SMT) consisting of a Hospital Director (who is the Registered Manager), a Medical Director, a Director of Clinical Services and a Support Services Manager.

The Site

Priory Ty Catrin is a specialist low secure service (capacity of 45 beds), situated around 15 minutes from Cardiff in the Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales. The hospital provides assessment and treatment services for individuals with mental disorder and associated challenging behaviours, who are detained under the Mental Health Act 1983, and who require support and supervision within a secure environment.  

The core function of the service is to complete a full and comprehensive assessment of need, working closely with the individual service user, using a multi-disciplinary approach to developing a thorough care and treatment package, risk assessment documentation based on the assessment of need, and an ongoing review of this package using the Care Programme Approach.

By adopting this standard, the clinical teams are constantly working towards the ultimate aim of successfully discharging individuals to less secure environments, such as rehabilitation services, or returning individuals to their local communities.   The clinical teams also work very closely with local service providers, individual patients’ community nurses, social workers and other external professionals to facilitate a timely return to less secure environments, as dictated by the individual’s progress through the assessment and treatment process.

The therapies offered to achieve this include:

  • Psychological therapies including Cognitive behaviour therapy & Dialectical behaviour therapy approaches
  • Sex offenders treatment programme (SOTP) groups and individual work
  • Arson treatment
  • Anger management
  • Problem solving
  • Anxiety management
  • Life skills and education
  • Occupational and recreational opportunities
  • Alcohol and substance misuse

Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist

As an Approved Clinician who is also on the Specialist Register for either Forensic Psychiatry or General Adult Psychiatry (but be able to demonstrate your experience within the forensic psychiatry).

You will lead a multidisciplinary team in providing care for patients on your caseload. This will involve;

  • Acting as Responsible Clinician for inpatients detained under the Mental Health Act under your care
  • Being an Approved Clinician under the Welsh framework (or have plans to become so)
  • Assessing patients referred to the service by NHS- Wales, NHS-England or Provider Collaboratives, ensuring that they meet the admission criteria of the service
  • Ensuring that admissions are planned with input from the MDT
  • Coordinating physical health care plans with the onsite physical health nursing team
  • Ensuring that you are front and centre of monthly MDT review meetings and CPA meetings and CTRs as required
  • Attend Mental Health Review Tribunals / Hospital Manager’s Hearings and prepare psychiatric reports for those hearings.
  • Supporting the MDT to make safe decisions for the onwards pathway of any patients under your care
  • Ensure that you maintain positive, open and transparent lines of communication with all external stakeholders
  • Undertake being part of an on call system that covers Ty Catrin and other local sites.

To adhere to GMC standards as set out in the Good Medical Practice Guidelines


  • A competitive salary, subject to experience
  • 30 days annual leave in additional to the usual bank holidays
  • Medical Indemnity paid for by the Priory Group as part of the Medical Protection Society (MPS)
  • Pension Scheme
  • Access to the Priory Perks benefits portal
  • Health Insurance (opt in / out)
  • Access to ongoing internal and external CPD to ensure that requirements as laid out by the Royal College of Psychiatrists is met
  • Leadership development through a formal Mentoring scheme, access to the “Inspirational Leadership” programme or the possibility to enroll onto the Executive Masters in Medical Leadership (MSc) that is run by the CASS Business School, London (subject to selection process and interview)
  • Access to support through the Priory Forensic Network
  • Free meals on site
  • Free car parking on site

For more information or a confidential discussion, please contact

Dr Amit Chatterjee, Clinical Director, Priory Forensic Network


Tel:      07885880089

Dr Adrian Cree, Group Medical Director, Priory Group      


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About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.

The integrated strength of each service provides a seamless transition for the individual as they progress between higher and lower dependency care and across services. This unique approach ensures that every individual has the opportunity to achieve the best possible outcomes and quality of life with the Priory Group.

As 85% of our services are publicly funded and delivered in partnership with commissioners, our teams work with commissioning bodies across the country to provide transparent pricing models and evidence-based care programmes.


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.

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