Consultant Psychiatrist opportunities in CAMHS

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This is an exciting time to work for our CAMHS services. We are a provider of a variety of specialised CAMHS services for young people and their families within Bolton, the north west and beyond.

Our emphasis is on delivering a service that understands a young person’s individual journey as well as the needs of their carer and our staff, to help them achieve their respective goals. We seek to invest in our staff by providing a learning culture whilst working together with them in a compassionate manner.

CAMHS services has a proud history of developing and training the medical workforce in the region and provides both core and higher specialist training placements for consultants of the future.

The service is strongly linked with a recently developed Youth Mental Health Research Unit and is working closely with them to develop research identified by the needs of our young people and informed by the clinical experience of our staff team.

Youth Mental Research Unit (YMRU)

As recognition of this important area, GMMH have funded the Youth Mental Research Unit to undertake meaningful and innovative mental health research for young people. With young people at the heart of YMHRU, our research will lead to evidence based treatments and support which make an actual difference. Lead by Dr. Sophie Parker, with a strong track record of NHS based research, the unit looks forward to working with staff to achieve our vision of using high quality research to empower every young person to live the life they want despite the challenges they face.   

CAMHS Services

Bolton Tier 3 CAMHS based at the Royal Bolton Hospital

Bolton CAMHS

Bolton CAMHS moved in to GMMH in April 2018. The service comprises of a well balanced multi professional team offering a full range of CAMH services to children and young people registered with a Bolton CCG GP. The professions represented within the team include psychiatry, clinical psychology, nursing, social work, and psychological therapists.

The service is a Children and Young People’s IAPT site and as such has a strong connection with the local training centre and a service focus on outcome monitoring. The service has a new specification and is in the process of designing a new service delivery model to sieze the opportinity of thrive focused working and meet the challenges of increasing demand.

Tier 4 CAMHS services based at Prestwich site include:

Junction 17:

A 20 bedded mixed gender adolescent inpatient unit, which provides a variety of evidence based treatments for young people with complex mental health needs.

Rated ‘Good’ by the CQC, the service is housed in an award winning purpose built environment. The service also has a small day service and outreach team attached to the service to provide an alternative to inpatient care where possible.

There is also an excellent onsite educational facility for young people provided by the Bury Educational authority, working closely with the clinical team (both for Junction 17 and Gardener Unit, provided separately). The service receives referrals from regional CAMHS and adult mental health services for 13 to 18 year olds with complex mental health needs that cannot be safely met within the community and works closely with the new CAMHS crisis teams developed across Manchester.

Gardener Unit:

A highly specialised 10 bedded national adolescent medium secure service for adolescent males, which has recently refurbished to provide an excellent purpose built hospital accommodation for the young people.

Rated ‘Good’ by the CQC, this is one of seven nationally commissioned services by NHS England working with high risk male adolescents, who have complex mental health needs requiring inpatient assessment and treatment. Referrals are accepted from mental health teams across the country and agreed via a national referral process in liaison with the network of these services across England.

Forensic Community Adolescent Mental Health Team FCAMHS (previously called FACTS team):

This team is one of the pioneers in the country developing and delivering forensic outreach services. Dedicated funding by NHS specialist commissioning has expanded the service to work across a large north west footprint. The team provide advice, consultation and, where required, direct assessment and treatment. This is in partnership with local services for young people, who present with complex mental health needs and at high risk to themselves and others. Referrals are received from a wide variety of professionals working with young people and liaison is maintained with local partner agencies.


Current Vacancies

Our Trust has roles available at all grades and in a wide variety of job areas. Whether you are a junior doctor seeking a Trust Doctor post or Speciality Doctor post, we are keen to hear from you.

Our current vacancies are listed here.

For more information contact Dr Shermin Imran on 0161 358 0636 or email:

For more information about Bolton CAMHS contact Dr Mark Bowers on 01204 48322 or email The service is looking to recruit Consultant and Specialty doctor grade clinicians, full time / part time and flexible working will all be considered.