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Individual Placement Description
Placement General Adult Psychiatry
Programme S2,S4,S5,S6,S7,S9,S11,S12
Year F2
Region South-East
Hospital(s) Royal Edinburgh Hospital
Main Duties of Placement

Assessment and treatment of adults aged 18-64 referred to the out-patient clinic and community mental health team patients, dictation of outpatient letters, case note reviews, gathering information from relatives and others, formulation and treatment strategies, management of physical health issues.

Typical Work Pattern

Monday-Friday 9am-5pm plus long days (to 9 pm) and blocks of night and weekend duties. All on call work is within psychiatric services.

Learning Opportunities

Regular opportunities for ward-based teaching. Weekly case conferences and special lectures every two weeks.


Hospital FY2 teaching programme 1 hour per week. Four afternoon teaching sessions at SJH.

Unique Selling Points

One-to-one working with a consultant in a busy service. Opportunity to assess new outpatients under supervision.

Employer Information
It is important to note that this description is a typical example of your placement and may be subject to change.

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