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Medical Services (Psychiatrists)

IN EPUT, our psychiatrists are selected for their excellent clinical expertise, management skills and personal qualities. Setting these standards over the years, shaped a well-established, highly professional and efficient team. They plays a key role in providing our comprehensive mental health care. Starting with diagnostic evaluations to the formulation of  bio-psychosocial management plans that include pharmacological interventions, different psychotherapy modalities and social care and support; their roles continue with ongoing monitoring of care and progress and by making adjustments to the treatment plans as needed.

If you are a psychiatrist who is seeking a challenging and responsible position, with a progressive career path whereby your studies, training and experience can be utilized and applied to achieve your optimum, then EPUT is the place for you.

Our psychiatrists specialize in diagnosing, treating, and preventing mental health conditions. They are qualified to prescribe medication and provide therapy and:
• Assess patients' mental health needs and develop treatment plans
• Prescribe medication
• Provide therapy and counselling.
• Work with other healthcare professionals to provide a comprehensive care package for patients
• Educate patients and their families about mental health
• Conduct research to improve the diagnosis and treatment of mental health conditions.

At EPUT you will join our highly professional multidisciplinary team that includes Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Behaviour Therapist, Nurses, Occupational therapists, Speech and language therapists. 

EPUT offers multiple opportunities for your career development in a wide spectrum of services and specialities. Whenever lies your professional interest we can accommodate your career ambitions and allow you to work, lead, teach and grow.

EPUT provides: 

  • Community Mental Health Service
  • Perinatal Mental Health Service
  • Adult Inpatient Mental Health Service
  • Child and Adolescence Mental Health Service
  • Old Age Inpatient Mental Health Service
  • Learning Disability Service
  • Eating Disorder Service
  • 111 Mental Health Crisis Response Service
  • Personality Disorder and Complex Needs Service
  • Forensic Mental Health Service

Working for EPUT is a great career opportunity that provides the chance to pursue your goals beyond your clinical work. We strive to ensure that our doctors have individualised job plans that suit their needs and interests as much as possible. Whether you are interested in joining EPUT to advance your training or as a consultant, we will work with you to support you through your career journey.

We have strong ties with Anglia Ruskin University and the University of East Anglia. If you are looking for more educational opportunities.  You will be able to teach doctors across all training levels including medical students. You will be able to teach doctors across all training levels, starting with medical students. Also, we host foundation year doctors, GP trainees, CT doctors and ST doctors, with different educational needs throughout their training, which you can be involved in!

If you are more interested in research, EPUT also has an excellent research department that helps doctors achieve their own research goals and is available to guide doctors through the different stages of their projects. In addition, we also have a strong audit team, and we regularly take part in local and national audits, which is both valuable for service improvement and training.

The expertise and weight of your overseas psychiatric training are very valuable to us. We aim to elevate your career further and support your IMG progress in the UK. Whatever you aim to achieve as a professional - a training post or a consultant post via CESR, we have a dedicated team to support you through every step of your journey.

Our Trust was one of the first few mental health trusts to be approved by the General Medical Council (GMC) to sponsor an international programme.

The scheme was launched in June 2021 and 33 doctors have so far been appointed from a wide range of countries, including Egypt, India, Sudan, Nepal, Nigeria and Pakistan.

There are currently 29 working across the Trust, and many attended their first in person engagement event on Friday 12 January to reflect on their personal experiences and find out more about training and development opportunities.

Freya Whiting, Interim Associate Director of HR – Medical, said: “This programme is fiercely competitive and we have been so fortunate to recruit individuals to support and strengthen clinical care within EPUT.

“We hope to develop this programme and provide learning opportunities for our fellows and take forward any learning and development into the wider workforce.  

“It is a privilege to be part of and lead the medical staffing team who have gone above and beyond to ensure the recruitment to this programme and transition to the UK and EPUT is as smooth and efficient as possible.  This programme is a great example of collaborative working across teams."​

If you have questions about the programme, please contact us at

Come join us in sharing our passion to make a difference in mental health care. To join us, you will need to be:

  • A Bachelor in Medicine, Surgery, or equivalent medical qualification
  • Registered with the General Medical Council and for Consultant positions also be on the Specialist Register
  • Careers grade positions, you will need Section 12 (2) Approval or intention to obtain one
  • For Consultant positions, you will also need to be on the Specialist Register and have Approved Clinician Status, or be in the process registering.

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What makes working for our Mental Health Trust special? 

EPUT offers a multiple opportunities for your career development in a wide spectrum of services and specialities. Whenever lies your professional interest we can accommodate your career ambitions and allow you to work, lead, teach and grow.

We offer varied and interesting work that will challenge you and help you to continue to grow your skills. You will have the opportunity to work on different projects, with a variety of patients, and be part of a fantastic multidisciplinary team.

We value your expertise and encourage you to use your experience and skills to provide the best possible care to your patients. You will have the flexibility to use different models and approaches based on the individual needs of your patients.

We are committed to enabling our staff to learn and grow their skill set. We offer a variety of professional development opportunities, including in-house and external training, conferences, and workshops.

We believe that every patient is unique and deserves individualized care. We encourage you to use your expertise to develop innovative and effective treatment plans for your patients.

We are more than just a healthcare provider. We are also advocates for our patients. We teach, educate and inform. We work to improve their quality of life by helping them access the resources and support they need.

We believe that it is important to see the person behind the diagnosis. We take the time to get to know our patients and their individual needs to offer help that works for them.

The work we do changes lives. We help our patients improve their health and well-being to allow them to live a life where their disability does not define their abilities. 

Metal Health specialists play a vital role in the NHS, providing high-quality care to people with mental health problems. If you are interested in a career in clinical psychology, EPUT is a great place to come and work.

We are looking for courageous, compassionate and committed professionals who want to leave its mark on our services, patients and culture. Join us to become part of a strong and supportive team during a time of growth and transformation. Apply today! 

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