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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

Consultant General Adult Psychiatrist

North West England

Fixed Term / Permanent

84,000 - 114,000

Doctors Relocate are recruiting a Consultant General Adult Psychiatrist to join an established Mental Health Service based in the...

Psychiatry

Consultant Psychiatrist in Eating Disorders

South West England

Permanent

84,000 - 114,000

Doctors Relocate are seeking applicants for the post of Consultant Psychiatrist in Eating Disorders for a Mental Health Service...

Psychiatry

CAMHS Psychiatrist

Midlands

Fixed Term / Permanent

84,000 - 114,000

Doctors Relocate are working with a unique Mental Health Service in the Midlands who are seeking CAMHS Psychiatrists at...

Psychiatry

Specialty Doctor in Older Age Psychiatry

South East England

Fixed Term / Permanent

45,000 - 77,000

Applicants are invited for the position of Specialty Doctor in Older Age Psychiatry for an NHS Mental Health Service...

Psychiatry

Specialty Doctor – Learning Disabilities

North East England

Fixed Term

45,000 - 77,000

Doctors Relocate are seeking suitable applicants for the post of Specialty Doctor – Learning Disabilities. This is an initial...

Psychiatry

Specialty Doctor in Adult Psychiatry

Manchester

Fixed Term / Permanent

45,000 - 77,000

Doctors Relocate are seeking suitable applicants for the post of Specialty Doctor in Adult Psychiatry for a large NHS...

Psychiatry

Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

North West England

Fixed Term / Permanent

84,000 - 114,000

Doctors Relocate are seeking suitable applicants for the post of Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist. This post is open...

Psychiatry

Consultant General Adult Psychiatrist

London

Fixed Term / Permanent

84,000 - 114,000

Doctors Relocate are seeking an experienced Consultant General Adult Psychiatrist to join a mixed gender psychiatric ward based locally...

Psychiatry

Specialty Doctor: Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Midlands

Fixed Term / Permanent

45,000 - 77,000

Doctors Relocate are working with a large NHS trust, based in the Midlands (England), who are a seeking applicants...

Psychiatry

Consultant Psychiatrist – Learning Disabilities

North West England

Fixed Term / Permanent

84,000 - 114,000

Doctors Relocate are seeking suitable applicants for the post of Consultant Psychiatrist (Learning Disabilities) to join an established NHS...

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