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Individual Placement Description
Placement General Adult Psychiatry: Addiction
Programme S4
Year F2
Region South-East
Hospital(s) Royal Edinburgh Hospital
Main Duties of Placement

Care of adult inpatients admitted for detox, stabilisation and transfer of alcohol and drugs, and relapse prevention.

Attending daily ward rounds, and admission of patients (rapid turnover). Dictation of complex discharge letters. Meeting with relatives where appropriate.

Weekly group regarding medical problems.

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.

Unique Selling Points

One-to-one working with a consultant in a busy service.

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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