Medical Careers in Northumberland: A Great Career in the Great North

Its an exciting time in Northumberland as we continue to develop our services. We have some exciting new opportunities for Consultant Psychiatrists and Specialty Doctors. Let us tell you more.

A Great Career - In The Great North. Hexham #Northumberland

We are excited to share with you some new and exciting opportunities we have in our medical teams here in the beautiful and historic county of Northumberland.

Northumberland is a place for big adventures and unlimited possibilities. What ever your pace we have something we’re sure you’ll enjoy.  There are ruinous castles, long stretches of golden beaches, picturesque market towns, high street and boutique shops, restaurants and cafes, we simply have it all.

Northumberland Careers

At CNTW we have approximately 300 Consultants and speciality doctors working in a wide variety of services such as mental health, learning disability, neuro-rehabilitation, neuro-psychiatry and forensic services as well as specialist services for adults with refractory affective disorders, eating disorders, young people with affective disorders, psychotherapy services, neuropsychiatry, a mother and baby inpatient service and drug and alcohol services for both adults and young people.

Our Medical Education Department has a strong culture of support, development and learning for all medical staff from work experience students to Consultants preparing for retirement. All new Consultants and speciality doctors receive a structured induction to the Trust and are provided with a mentor. Appraisal is firmly established with an electronic database and all Consultants and speciality doctors have access to Continuing Professional Development (CPD), multisource feedback and information about their clinical activity to feed into the process. CPD events are run regularly in response to demand and give the opportunity for Consultants to use their teaching skills as well as learn from others.

Opportunities for developing expertise in research, teaching and leadership (including individual coaching) are abundant here at CNTW. We encourage collaborative learning with other professionals from both within and outside of the Trust.

You can view all of our current vacancies here or alternatively drop us an email at

So why us?

  • Up to £8k relocation package
  • 30 days study leave (every 3 years) with a generous study leave allowance
  • Flexible working opportunities created with you involved in your job plan
  • Remote working available as suits service needs
  • Dedicated and protected SPA time
  • Focus on creating a healthy workforce by investing heavily in health and wellbeing accessible support including emotional, physical, social, psychological financial and career well being
  • Teaching and research opportunities available
  • Stimulating CPD sessions and programs including mentoring, medical leadership, and coaching
  • Teaching opportunities in our brand-new state of the art Medical Education Centre
  • Employee Excellence awards
  • Plus, lots more employee benefits including discounts. Find out more on our dedicated website for employee wellbeing

View our recruitment brochure for more information about us, and why CNTW NHS Foundation Trust is a great place to work.

CNTW NHS Recruitment Brochure

Living and working in Northumberland

Northumberland is an historic county stretching from the North East coast to Cumbria and to the Scottish Borders and we have community teams based in many wonderful locations including Hexham, Berwick, Morpeth and the historic port town of Blyth. Our modern, purpose-built inpatient facility at St Georges Park in Morpeth is idyllically located and houses both inpatient and community services.

Thanks to exemplary digital systems and support, wherever you may be based in the county you can now join your colleagues virtually for CPD, peer support, join meetings, deliver training – reducing both our travel time and carbon footprint.