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New Ways of Working is dead, long live New Ways of Working! Revised joint guidance on the employment of consultant psychiatrists

  • Andrew Clark (a1)
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In 2005 the Royal College of Psychiatrists, the NHS Confederation, the National Institute for Mental Health in England and the Department of Health jointly produced the first edition of the Joint Guidance on the Employment of Consultant Psychiatrists. This was integral to the New Ways of Working initiative and outline different professional roles within mental health services. Four years on the document has been extensively revised. The new 2009 edition emphasises achieving viable and satisfying consultant posts through effective job planning and good team functioning. It also contains guidance on recruitment processes with useful examples of templates, flowcharts and good practices.

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Andrew Clark (Andrew.Clark@gmw.nhs.uk)
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Declaration of interest

A.C. was part of the Joint Working Group responsible for reviewing and rewriting the Joint Guidance on the Employment of Consultant Psychiatrists, March 2009.

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1 Department of Health, NHS Confederation, Royal College of Psychiatrists, National Institute for Mental Health in England. Joint Guidance on the Employment of Consultant Psychiatrists. Department of Health, 2009.
2 Royal College of Psychiatrists, NHS Confederation, National Mental Health Partnership. Joint Guidance on the Employment of Consultant Psychiatrists. Department of Health, 2005.
3 Royal College of Psychiatrists. Model Consultant Job Descriptions and Recommended Norms. Occasional Paper 55. Royal College of Psychiatrists, 2002.
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New Ways of Working is dead, long live New Ways of Working! Revised joint guidance on the employment of consultant psychiatrists

  • Andrew Clark (a1)
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