Safe patients and high-quality services: a guide to job descriptions and job plans for consultant psychiatrists (CR207 Nov 2017)

The role of a consultant psychiatrist is changing, reflecting changes to clinical practice, social expectations, the role of other professions and available resources.

Psychiatrists have often been at the forefront of such changes and used their skills and knowledge to develop innovative services that better meet the needs of patients and their carers.

The guidance in this document is provided to support such changes, innovation and service development.

Though the guidance is designed with a focus on providing safe and high-quality services for patients and their carers, the parameters set in this document should guide those responsible for the commissioning, provision and delivery of services.

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