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Speciality: General Psychiatry

Programme Description
GMC Reference: EOS/494

The East Deanery covers the geographical areas of Angus, Dundee and Perth & Kinross. Placements are within NHS Tayside.

Higher training in General Adult Psychiatry (ST4-6) takes place over 3 years in order to reach CCT (Certificate of Completion of Training).

During their three years, trainees will normally undertake placements lasting for one year although under certain circumstances placements can be for a shorter period of time. It would be expected that trainees would work in different geographical areas including both urban, and rural settings. This allows trainees to gain as wide an experience of general adult psychiatry as possible. All trainees contribute to out of hours medical cover, providing experience in the Mental Health Act and supervising junior trainees.

The majority of placements include core experience; this includes inpatient, outpatient and community based work, including Crisis Resolution and Home treatment Team.  There are a number of more specialised placements available within the scheme, including; Liaison Psychiatry, Addictions, Rehabilitation Psychiatry and Advanced Intervention Service (National service for assessement and treatment of severe and chronic Treatment Resistant Depression and OCD). Trainees if they wish can undertake a year in Liaison, Rehabilitation or Addiction Psychiatry and gain an Endorsement from the Royal College of Psychiatrists in that specialty. Experience in other specialties can be arranged within other regions of the Scottish Deanery.

In addition, trainees will be expected to undertake research and audit projects and become involved in teaching, both at an undergraduate level at the University of Dundee (ranked 1st in Scotland and 4th in the UK for MBChB) and also postgraduate teaching for core trainees. Weekly teaching sessions for trainees, including journal club presentations, Case Presentations and CASC practice.

With the approval of the Educational Supervisor / TPD special interest sessions can also be arranged to provide additional clinical experience. These can include forensic, liaison, eating disorder, psychotherapies and other treatment modalities.

 

The East Deanery covers the geographical areas of Angus, Dundee and Perth & Kinross. Placements are within NHS Tayside.

Higher training in General Adult Psychiatry (ST4-6) takes place over 3 years in order to reach CCT (Certificate of Completion of Training).

During their three years, trainees will normally undertake placements lasting for one year although under certain circumstances placements can be for a shorter period of time. It would be expected that trainees would work in different geographical areas including both urban, and rural settings. This allows trainees to gain as wide an experience of general adult psychiatry as possible. All trainees contribute to out of hours medical cover, providing experience in the Mental Health Act and supervising junior trainees.

The majority of placements include core experience; this includes inpatient, outpatient and community based work, including Crisis Resolution and Home treatment Team.  There are a number of more specialised placements available within the scheme, including; Liaison Psychiatry, Addictions, Rehabilitation Psychiatry and Advanced Intervention Service (National service for assessement and treatment of severe and chronic Treatment Resistant Depression and OCD). Trainees if they wish can undertake a year in Liaison, Rehabilitation or Addiction Psychiatry and gain an Endorsement from the Royal College of Psychiatrists in that specialty. Experience in other specialties can be arranged within other regions of the Scottish Deanery.

In addition, trainees will be expected to undertake research and audit projects and become involved in teaching, both at an undergraduate level at the University of Dundee (ranked 1st in Scotland and 4th in the UK for MBChB) and also postgraduate teaching for core trainees. Weekly teaching sessions for trainees, including journal club presentations, Case Presentations and CASC practice.

With the approval of the Educational Supervisor / TPD special interest sessions can also be arranged to provide additional clinical experience. These can include forensic, liaison, eating disorder, psychotherapies and other treatment modalities.

Research, audit, teaching and management opportunities

The Tayside rotation has for many years enjoyed a very positive reputation. There is a strong commitment to training, consultants and trainees play an active part in the development of the Scheme. Physical resources are generally excellent with a well-resourced library and postgraduate centre based at Carseview in Dundee.

There is a good range of subspecialty experience on offer and excellent opportunities to be involved in research through links with the University of Dundee Department of Psychiatry. There is an excellent range of learning opportunities and particularly well-organised psychotherapy supervision.

Tayside itself is a much sought after location with a good quality of lifestyle. There are many beautiful rural locations as well as the convenience of Dundee City and Perth. There are excellent transport links to other areas of Scotland.

Where is the training delivered?
This programme involves placements in some or all of these Health Boards and hospitals:

Carseview Centre, Dundee, Murray Royal Hospital, Perth, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, Perth Royal Infirmary, Stracathro Hospital, Angus, Wedderburn House, Dundee

Dept of Psychiatry, Ninewells Hospital and Carseview Centre, Dundee

CMHT 1 -Outpatient, Wedderburn House, Dundee

CMHT 2 -Outpatient, Wedderburn House, Dundee

Inpatient Carseview Centre, Dundee

IPCU, Carseview Centre Inpatient, Dundee

CMHT 3 – Outpatient, Alloway Centre,

Outpatient Arbroath Team, Gowanlea

Intpatient Sunnyside Royal Hospital,

Outpatient Forfar/Kirriemuir Team, Whitehills Hospital

Outpatient Perth City Team, St Leonards Bank, Inpatient Murray Royal Hospital

Inpatients Royal Dundee Liff Hospital

Outpatient North Team, Trade’s Lane Centre Inpatient Murray Royal Hospital

Outpatients – Wedderburn House,

Outpatients and Inpatients– Murray Royal Hospital,

Tayside Alcohol Problem Service

Outpatients – clinic sites throughout Tayside

Inpatients - Sunnyside Royal Hospital

Tayside Drug Problems Service

Outpatients – clinic sites throughout Tayside

Inpatients local hospitals

Contacts and Useful Links
Programme Type Deanery based or National: Deanery
Administration office East of Scotland
Lead Dean / Director Dr Amjad Khan
Responsible Associate Postgraduate Dean or Assistant Director (GP) Dr Fiona Drimmie
Specialty or Sub-specialty Specialty or Sub-specialty: Specialty
Date of GMC recent approval August 2010
Associated Royal College - Faculty
Royal College of Psychiatrists (web site)
Curriculum and Associated Assessment System http://www.gmc-uk.org/education/general_psychiatry.asp
Programme Administrator: Named Programme Administrator: Lynda Service, Programme Administrator
Address: NHS Education for Scotland Forest Grove House Foresterhill Road Aberdeen AB25 2ZP
Tel: 01224-805132
Email: lynda.service@nes.scot.nhs.uk
Programme Director Programme Director Name: Dr Christopher Pell
Address: Dr Christopher Pell Carseview Centre Dundee DD1 9SY
Tel:
Email: chris.pell@nhs.net
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