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CAMHS Psychiatry Market and Job Overview – United Kingdom

Global Medics is a leading staffing supplier of locum and permanent Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) Psychiatrists to the National Health Service (NHS) and independent health establishments throughout the United Kingdom for the past 14 years.

The market has evolved over the past few years with an increase demand for CAMHS Psychiatrists throughout the UK to cover Tier 3 Outpatient and Tier 4 Inpatient services. The Royal College of Psychiatrists surveyed 576 trainees working in psychiatry across the UK, 70% advised they had experienced difficulty in finding an appropriate bed for a patient at least once, the figure increased to 83% among Specialists working in child and adolescent services.

The shortage of beds across mental health services in the UK are forcing doctors to send patients miles away from their homes or section them to boost their chances of securing a bed. At the same time providers have reported increased waiting times for CAMHS services and increased referral thresholds with only the most severely affected young people getting appointments.

Due to these factors there is a high demand for CAMHS Psychiatrists across the UK for permanent and locum jobs ranging from 2 weeks to 12 months within the NHS and independent health establishments in city and rural locations.

Through our global reach and international network, Global Medics has assisted hundreds of CAMHS Psychiatrists secure their ideal locum job or permanent role in the UK. We pride ourselves on thoroughly understanding the CAMHS market, combined with a specialist team of Recruitment Consultants offering a personalised service throughout the entire process from job matching to career planning and placement.

For overseas CAMHS Psychiatrists we provide assistance and advice regarding the registration process with the General Medical Council (GMC) and relocation into the UK.

To view the latest CAMHS Psychiatrist jobs in the United Kingdom CLICK HERE or contact Zain Aden at or +44 (0) 20 8566 4111.