Consultant in Forensic Psychiatry-Manchester

Pulse Healthcare

  • Full Time

Job Title: Consultant in Forensic Psychiatry

Company: Pulse Mental Health

Location: Manchester, UK

About Us: Pulse Mental Health is a premier recruitment agency specializing in mental health care services. We are dedicated to providing exceptional staffing solutions to support the diverse needs of our clients across the healthcare sector. Our mission is to connect talented professionals with rewarding opportunities where they can make a meaningful impact in the lives of individuals struggling with mental health challenges. As advocates for mental wellness, we are committed to fostering a supportive and inclusive work environment where everyone can thrive.

Position Overview: We are currently seeking a highly skilled and experienced Consultant in Forensic Psychiatry to join our esteemed team in Manchester. This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and compassionate psychiatrist to lead and contribute to the delivery of high-quality mental health services for individuals within forensic settings.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide clinical leadership and expertise in forensic psychiatry, overseeing the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of individuals within forensic mental health services.
  • Lead multidisciplinary teams in the development and implementation of comprehensive care plans tailored to the complex needs and risks of individuals within forensic settings.
  • Conduct psychiatric assessments, formulate accurate diagnoses, and prescribe appropriate pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions.
  • Provide expert witness testimony and consultation to legal proceedings, including court appearances and mental health tribunals.
  • Supervise and mentor junior medical staff, including specialty trainees, medical students, and other members of the healthcare team.
  • Participate in service development initiatives, quality improvement projects, and research activities to enhance the delivery of forensic mental health services.


  • Full registration with the General Medical Council (GMC) and inclusion on the Specialist Register for Psychiatry (or eligibility for registration).
  • Fellowship of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (or equivalent qualification).
  • Significant experience working as a Consultant Psychiatrist in forensic mental health services, with a strong track record of clinical excellence and leadership.
  • Demonstrated expertise in the assessment, diagnosis, and management of mental health disorders within forensic settings, including personality disorders, psychosis, and risk assessment.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively within multidisciplinary teams and engage with individuals within forensic settings.
  • Commitment to continuous professional development and engagement in clinical governance activities.


  • First class support and advice from our team of dedicated and experienced consultants
  • £300 recommend a friend bonus scheme
  • Have access to ipoint our Electronic timesheet processing app
  • Variety of work opportunities in both the NHS and private sectors
  • Access to high-quality CPD training events
  • Different payment methods available PAYE, Umbrella, PSC and LTD

How to Apply: If you are a dedicated and experienced Consultant Psychiatrist with a passion for providing high-quality mental health care within forensic settings, we invite you to join our team at Pulse Mental Health. To apply, please submit your CV below. 

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