Cygnet Doctors

Here at Cygnet our medical team is led by skilled Consultants and Specialty Doctors. They are experts in psychiatry and dedicated to delivering high quality mental health care across our network of hospitals.

Experienced clinician, Dr Humphrey Needham-Bennett, was appointed Group Medical Director in April 2016, to oversee senior staff and to ensure we continue to lead the way in patient care. He has made significant changes to the role of our doctors in order to attract the best staff. Increased responsibility is creating greater autonomy and encouraging innovation. Management structures have also been improved, as have training and research opportunities.

Recruiting the best staff is vitally important to us. All specialty doctors are actively encouraged to drive forward change in order to help shape future services.

“We look for self-motivated staff who are well informed and have a strong work ethic. We want doctors who want to make a difference to patients and lead mental health services into a new era of pioneering, recovery focused treatments.”Dr Humphrey Needham-Bennett, Group Medical Director

We have a vast range of mental health services within the Cygnet brand, so there is considerable scope for doctors to work across several areas and become highly skilled.

Cygnet mental health services include:

  • Acute Adult Mental Health
  • Psychiatric Intensive Care
  • Low and Medium Secure
  • CAMHS
  • Locked Rehabilitation
  • Personality Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Older Adult
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorders
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Deaf Services

We offer support and high quality supervision for junior doctors as they develop their chosen specialisation. This commitment to our staff development is backed up with generous study leave opportunities.

Our doctors receive outstanding benefits, including highly competitive pay rates, flexible working arrangements and a focus on career development, with hard work recognised and rewarded.