Working with Priory

As a valued and trusted member of the Priory consultant network, you will have the support of the Priory therapy network and broader clinical team.

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Providing patient access to the UK’s leading specialists

Priory is home to a diverse team of experts, many of whom are leading experts in their field. Our distinguished specialists are committed to providing the best care to each person who seeks support with us, and pride themselves on placing patients at the heart of their treatment journey.

This approach ensures that patients are allocated to the best expert for their needs and benefit from a tailored treatment programme that produces the most positive outcomes.

We also ensure that our specialists engage in continuous professional development in order to guarantee that their practice is guided by the very latest research and adheres to National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines, and other relevant standards.

Providing the support to enable a successful private practice

Consultant psychiatrists working in partnership with Priory will be working with the market leader, a well-known and respected brand.

This brings a range of benefits, including quality assurance and governance support, alongside support with any safeguarding concerns you may have. You'll also be part of a wider peer team consisting of some of the UK’s most eminent specialists.

Working in partnership with Priory

If you would like more information about working in partnership with Priory we would be delighted to hear from you. Please call us, or  complete our registration form.

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Hear from our consultant partners

There are a wide range of motivating factors that may lead consultant psychiatrists to move into private practice, whether that is in a full time capacity, alongside existing NHS work, or expanding your current private practice. These motivations will also differ depending on the stage of your career.

A work-life balance that’s right for you

Those in private practice have complete control over their workload, and can take on private work to suit them - whether it is to work around current NHS patients, or to fit around other commitments.

Building your professional reputation

Priory works with the UK’s leading specialists and those working within private practice are deemed to be experts within their field, with a positive reputation amongst patients, peers and referrers.

Pension considerations

Combining existing NHS work with private practice enables you to manage your income to best suit your pension arrangements and future plans.

Supporting those in need

Consultants working in private practice provide hope to those in need, whether they're in crisis and need guidance into inpatient treatment, or require ongoing one-to-one consultations.

Progressing your career

Working within private practice enables you to focus upon areas of expertise, along with providing the opportunity to develop skills within specific areas of interest.

Raise your profile

You'll receive marketing support to build your practice, offered communications directed to regional GPs and have access to nationwide and regional peer networks.

A financial package to meet your needs

Private practice can provide additional revenue to your NHS work, or become your primary source of income. The flexibility available to private consultants enables you to take on work to meet your individual needs.

Continued support

You'll have ongoing support from the Priory team, secretarial support with any administrative requirements and regular access to Priory communications such as the Consultant Connect e-newsletter and bed availability bulletins.

Priory's on-boarding process

For consultants moving into a visiting consultant partnership with Priory, we aim to make the on-boarding process as smooth as possible, ideally to fit into any notice periods you may need to serve.

On-boarding portal

Our online on-boarding portal will help guide you through the process and enables you to upload and submit the required documentation such as references, disclosure checks, medical clearance and indemnity insurance at the appropriate level. Someone will always be on hand to assist you throughout this process.

In addition, we'll provide further support and guidance as you move into private practice, such as the process of registering with private medical insurers.

Addressing your concerns

We'll work closely with you to address any queries and concerns you may have, along with agreeing the terms of your partnership with us.

This will include:

  • Understanding how many hours you'd like to commit to working with Priory
  • Agreement on the type of patients you'll support
  • Assurances around the referral volumes you'll receive, and how you can grow your practice outside of the work you do directly with Priory

Priory's strategic vision and plan

The Priory Plan 2023-25 outlines our 7 strategic goals and how we intend to achieve them over the next 3 years. Watch our video to find out more, and for more information, visit our strategic plan.

Our private treatment centres

We have private treatment centres located throughout the UK. Use the map below to find a centre close to you.

Private medical insurance

All of the services that we offer at Priory can be funded through private medical insurance. This includes:

  • Mental health treatment
  • Addiction treatment
  • Eating disorder treatment

We are proud to work with many of the UK's most popular private medical insurers.

Registered and approved provider

We are a registered and approved provider for all of the UK’s leading private medical insurers.

Live your life

Every year, we care for thousands of people, helping them live their lives to the fullest. Here you can hear more about their stories and the impact Priory’s support has had on their lives.

My alcohol addiction recovery journey

A former patient of The Priory Hospital Altrincham shares their story of living in the depths of addiction, going through treatment at Priory and regaining hope and happiness in their life.

Turning my life around

Follow Patrick's recovery story as he is diagnosed with depression before receiving treatment at the Priory Hospital Altrincham.

Leaving drugs and drink behind

An insight into the Addiction Treatment Programme at Priory Hospital Altrincham – a former patient shares their story.

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