“We’re using our experience and success to expand and create even more clinical opportunities as we strive to become a centre of clinical excellence”, says Dr Arun Chidambaram, Deputy Medical Director at Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust.
“We’re a growing Trust that’s currently investing some £80 million in two new hospitals and transforming community care. We want psychiatrists to join us and be a part of this bright future.
“It’s an exciting time. There are now many more leadership and management roles for doctors at Mersey Care and we’ve employed physician associates to help ensure that consultants and teams get the right support to enhance patient care” he adds.
Support for staff to take on external posts is important to Dr Kuben Naidoo, a consultant psychiatrist specialising in adult ADHD. He is the chairman of the board of trustees for the ADHD Foundation and an examiner for the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Dr Naidoo is particularly proud of the Trust’s Centre for Perfect Care, an evidence base that collates research, innovations and experience from across the world. He says: “It’s a great place to be a doctor, the work here is incredibly varied. Basically there are no limits to the range of opportunities for psychiatrists to develop and influence their field of practice. And in terms of personal and family wellbeing it’s a great place to live”.
Liverpool has been voted as one of the best cities in the UK for work-life balance. Consultant psychiatrist and director of education, Dr Indira Vinjamuri echoes this.
“It’s a lovely place to bring up a family – house prices are very reasonable, there’s a big choice of good state and independent schools, and childcare is much easier to arrange than it would be in London and the south east.”
Mersey Care’s well developed appraisal system ensures all doctors revalidate and develop professionally through their career. We’re proud of our track record in providing excellent training to doctors in their undergraduate and postgraduate years, throughout foundation, core and speciality training, and beyond into consultant life.
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