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Individual Placement Description
Placement Psychiatry of Old Age
Programme S10
Year F2
Region South-East
Hospital(s) Midlothian Community Hospital, Bonnyrigg
Main Duties of Placement

Care of older people aged over 65 years with often co-morbid physical and psychiatric presentations. This involves inpatients, attending ward rounds, handover meetings, discharge planning meetings, outpatient clinics. Dictation of admission summaries, discharge letters and outpatient cases.

One session per week medical cover for IHTT East Lothian sector.

Typical Work Pattern

Monday-Friday 9am-5pm with on call duties from home during the week and weekends (as per East/Midlothian rota). All on call work is within psychiatric services.

Learning Opportunities

Regular opportunities for ward-based and outpatient teaching.

Learning experience dealing with carers, multidisciplinary and voluntary agencies in the context of those with organic and functional psychiatric illness.


Hospital FY2 teaching programme 1 hour per week.

Unique Selling Points

One-to-one working with a consultant in a busy service with a varied Psychiatric experience including domiciliary visits, outpatient and intensive home treatment team work.

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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