Exciting new opportunity for an independent Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry with an interest in neurodevelopmental conditions (ASD/ADHD)

Oxford ADHD & Autism Centre are seeking an enthusiastic Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist to join our friendly, established team. Our multidisciplinary team is constantly growing and currently includes 10 Clinical (or Educational) Psychologists, 5 consultants in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, a Paediatrician with a special interest in neurodevelopmental conditions, specialist nurses, an Assistant Psychologist, a Neurophysiologist expert in sleeping disorders, 4 adult Psychiatrists, autism coaches and a specialist teacher. All of our staff are experienced in the assessment and management of neurodevelopmental conditions and most have held or still hold senior posts in specialist NHS services alongside their independent practice at our Centre.

We carry out ADHD and Autism assessments across the lifespan and also provide medication follow-up appointments and general psychiatric services. Our Clinical Psychologists are able to offer evidence-based psychological interventions, and we also offer post-diagnostic support to patients and their families, including specialist parenting groups. All of our children’s assessments are multidisciplinary, as recommended by NICE guidelines and involve two clinicians, usually a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist/Paediatrician and a Clinical or Educational Psychologist. A comprehensive cognitive assessment is included as part of all of our children’s assessments and school information and screening questionnaires are obtained in advance in order to ensure that we have multisource feedback about the child’s difficulties.

We have carried out over 200 ADHD and Autism assessments commissioned by the NHS and are in the process of taking on a further contract in the New Year. The Centre is CQC approved and we hold regular training sessions for our staff, including ADOS reliability sessions. We are also actively involved in teaching and training colleagues and schools. We have availability for a full-time consultant but will consider part-time or job share applications. Applicants should have knowledge and experience of neurodevelopmental conditions but further training may also be arranged.


Applicants should have Full Registration with the GMC, hold membership with the MRCPsych UK or equivalent postgraduate qualification and hold a valid licence to practise. They should be on the Specialist Register for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry or be within 6 months of completing CCT in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.

For further details and informal visits, please contact Dr Polly Branney on 01865 744144 or

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