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Individual Placement Description
Placement Psychiatry of Old Age
Programme S2,S5,S9
Year F2
Region South-East
Hospital(s) Royal Edinburgh Hospital
Main Duties of Placement

Care of old age psychiatry inpatients, attending ward rounds, family meetings and discharge planning meetings.

Assessment of new referrals in outpatient clinics.

Dictation of clinic and discharge letters.

Typical Work Pattern

Monday-Friday 9am-5pm plus long days (to 9pm) 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.

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 old age psychiatry 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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