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Psychiatry in the UK

Psychiatry is the medical specialty which deals with the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of people with mental health conditions.

The career of a Psychiatrist in the UK is diverse and flexible. As a rapidly growing specialty within the NHS, there are excellent career opportunities available across the UK in a variety of sub-specialties, such as:

  • Child and adolescent psychiatry (CAMHS)
  • General Adult psychiatry
  • Forensic psychiatry
  • Old age psychiatry
  • Addiction psychiatry
  • Learning disability psychiatry

Working as a Psychiatrist in the UK: What’s required?

Psychiatrists wanting to secure a position in the NHS must register with the General Medical Council (GMC). The criteria for GMC registration will be dependant on where you have trained and which qualifications you hold:

Psychiatrists from outside of the EAA (European Economic Area) will need to need to evidence their knowledge and skills to to the GMC by having either MRCPsych, PLAB or an alternate GMC recognised postgraduate qualification.

Doctors from within the EEA (European Economic Area), who have completed a postgraduate qualification in their home country, may be able to use this qualification to attain GMC registration. You can check whether your qualification will allow you to register with the GMC, click here.

Note that the GMC do also require doctors from countries where English is not the native language to provide evidence of their English language skills by passing either the OET or IELTS.

Latest vacancies

Psychiatry

Specialty Doctor in General Adult Psychiatry – Bournemouth West

South Coast of England

Fixed Term / Permanent

£50,000 - £78,000

Doctors Relocate are seeking applicants for the post of General Adult Specialty Doctor for an NHS hospital based in...

Psychiatry

Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

North West England

Fixed Term / Permanent

88,000 - 119,000

Doctors Relocate are seeking applicants for the post of Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry for an NHS hospital...

Psychiatry

Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

London

Fixed Term / Permanent

84,000 - 114,000

Doctors Relocate are seeking applicants for the post of Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist for an NHS hospital based...

Psychiatry

Child and Adolescent Specialty Doctor

London

Fixed Term / Permanent

£50,000 - £78,000

Doctors Relocate are seeking applicants for the post of Child and Adolescent Specialty Doctor for an NHS hospital based...

Psychiatry

Consultant in Adult Psychiatry

South Coast of England

Fixed Term / Permanent

88,000 - 119,000

Doctors Relocate are seeking applicants for the post of Consultant Psychiatrist in Adult Psychiatry for an NHS hospital based...

Psychiatry

Specialty Doctor in General Adult Psychiatry

Midlands

Fixed Term / Permanent

50,000 - 78,000

Doctors Relocate are seeking applicants for the post of Specialty Doctor in Adult Psychiatry for an NHS hospital based...

Psychiatry

Specialty Doctor in Older Age Psychiatry

North West England

Fixed Term / Permanent

£50,000 - £78,000

Doctors Relocate are seeking applicants for the post of Specialty Doctor in Old Age Psychiatry for an NHS hospital...

Psychiatry

Speciality Doctor in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Scotland

Fixed Term / Permanent

£50,000 - £78,000

Doctors Relocate are seeking applicants for the post of Speciality Doctor in Child and Adolescent Psychiatryfor an NHS hospital...

Psychiatry

Specialty Doctor in CAMHS Psychiatry

North West England

Fixed Term / Permanent

£50,000 - £78,000

Doctors Relocate are seeking applicants for the post of CAMHS Psychiatrist for an NHS hospital based in North West...

Psychiatry

Specialty Doctor, Psychiatric Liaison Service

Scotland

Fixed Term / Permanent

£50,000 - £78,000

Doctors Relocate are seeking applicants for the post of Liaison Specialty Doctor for an NHS hospital based in Scotland. ...

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