School of Psychiatry
The south-west rotational Scheme in Psychiatry is spread between three Trusts:
Click here for a map of the South West Peninsula region.
The Scheme is under the directorship of the School of Psychiatry which was formed in July 2006. The School works closely with stakeholder groups to ensure psychiatric trainees receive the highest calibre of training possible.
|Our current key personnel .....|
|Head Of School||Dr Kate Lovett|
|Training Programme Directors
Core Psychiatry Training- Dr. Naresh Buttan
Cornwall – Dr. David Cox
|Regional Advisor||Dr. Mike Metcalfe|
|Foundation Lead||Dr. Alok Rana|
|Associate Postgraduate Dean & Medical Lead for Programme Management and Recruitment & Selection||Dr. Jeremy Langton|
Why train for psychiatry in the south-west?
FIND OUT MORE
… about psychiatry training generally …
The Royal College
… about the three Trusts in the Peninsula …
Head of School report on the PMetB Trainee Survey Report 2010 click here
Head of School Annual Report for 2009 click here
Besides being a wonderful place to live there is an array of training in many specialties across the three Trusts including dedicated Eating Disorders, Huntington’s and CAMHS. There is also a sub-regional Forensic Unit in Devon. We work closely with the Peninsula Medical School and each Trust has attachments of F1 and F2 doctors. Psychiatric trainees are encouraged to become involved in student teaching together with in-house educational activities both with peers and allied professionals. Because the peninsula is relatively small it is possible to move within the three Trusts to develop your sub-specialty interests. This is particularly relevant to trainees in years 4-6.
What about training opportunities?
We have a well-established pre-membership course for our year 1-3 trainees and some excellent audit, research and special interest opportunities. Year 4-6 trainees will have access to the South-west Development and Training initiative which is organised from the South-west Division Office of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and who offer a wide range of courses and workshops staged in various parts of the peninsula which are particularly pertinent to the Consultant Body and those in the later stages of training.
… and after I’ve finished my training … ?
It is particularly gratifying that many of our current Consultants started out life here as year 1 trainees, have stayed throughout their training years and were still keen enough to apply for available Consultant posts. We are a small, friendly and close-knit School and there is a great sense of camaraderie within its members and a willingness from clinicians to be involved in all of the programmes and activities the School directs.
For further information on our training scheme contact …
Dr Kate Lovett
Head of School