If you are a psychiatrist with three years
experience as a consultant with the NHS, you might like to apply to
be a second opinion doctor/Designated Medical Practitioner
We would like to hear from any interested consultant, but
particularly need to recruit from Child and Adolescent Mental
Health specialists, and those who are able to undertake regular
visits in Grampian and Highland health board areas.
The Commission organises induction training. One day seminars
are held annually in the spring, and later in the year if there are
sufficient applicants. All second opinion doctors/DMPs are also
invited to an annual training seminar.
To apply, you should have full GMC registration and licence
to practise, possess MRCPsych or an equivalent qualification, and
have at least three years experience of working as an NHS
consultant psychiatrist in Scotland. You should also be on the
local NHS list of approved medical practitioners at the time of
For more information please contact Dr Mike Warwick,
Commission Medical Officer, or Stephanie Grant, Casework
Administrator, on 0131 313 8777 or email us
The Mental Welfare Commission has statutory responsibilities in
relation to DMPs under the Mental Health (Care & Treatment)
(Scotland) Act 2003 part 16 and for second opinion doctors under
the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 part 5.