Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Doctor – Cornwall

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Doctor – Cornwall

We are currently looking for Doctors* to undertake Mental Health and/or Mental Capacity assessments as part of DoLS process.

Contract summary

Industry

  • Health and social work services – 85000000

Location of contract

South West

Value of contract

£100k

Published date

16 March 2020

Closing date

31 March 2020

Contract start date

01 April 2020

Contract end date

31 March 2021

Contract is suitable for SMEs?

No

Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

No

 

Description

DEPRIVATION OF LIBERTY SAFEGUARDS DOCTORS – SPECIALIST ASSESSMENT OPPORTUNITY

We are currently looking for Doctors* to undertake Mental Health and/or Mental Capacity assessments as part of DoLS process

The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (“DoLS”) Doctor role is central to the promotion of individual human rights and in Cornwall. The DoLS provides protection for vulnerable people, aged 18 and over, who are accommodated in hospitals or care homes in circumstances that amount to a deprivation of their liberty and who lack the capacity to consent to the care or treatment they need.

DoLS Doctor work is flexible to fit around other commitments. While the assessment locations will vary across Cornwall (and occasionally some areas in the South West), your work and location is negotiable.

If you are interested in this unique specialist assessment opportunity we would first introduce you to our trusted contact provider for the DoLS who will take your application forward formally.

About you*

You will be a eligible to carry out a mental health assessment according to the DoLS Regulations –

1. approved under section 12 of the Mental Health Act 1983(2); OR

2. a registered medical practitioner who the supervisory body is satisfied has at least three years post registration experience in the diagnosis or treatment of mental disorder

In addition, you will have successfully completed the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Mental Health Assessors training programme made available by the Royal College of Psychiatrists (N.B. this is an online training package).

If you are interested in this role and would like to discuss opportunities in Cornwall further please contact Emma Goodall (DoLS, AMHP & CHC – Service Manager) or Paul Wilkins (LPS Development Lead) on 01872 323426 or email: emma.goodall@cornwall.gov.uk or paul.wilkins@cornwall.gov.uk

 

About the buyer

Contact name

Rebecca Yorke

Address

County Hall
Treyew Road
Truro
TR1 3AY
United Kingdom

Telephone

+44 1872326501

Email

ryorke@cornwall.gov.uk

 

Other information

How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided, or follow the instructions given in the notice description or information section.