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Speciality: General Psychiatry

Programme Description
GMC Reference: SES/506

Why choose this programme

South East Deanery

The South East of Scotland Deanery is able to offer placements in the following health boards areas: Lothian, Borders and Fife. 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 3 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 a number of different geographical areas. This allows trainees to gain as wide an experience of general adult psychiatry as possible. Normally one year would be spent in urban area and one year would be spent in a more rural/semi rural setting.

The majority of placements include core experience: this includes inpatient, outpatient and community based work. There are a number of more specialised placements available within the scheme, including, intensive home treatment team, perinatal psychiatry, liaison psychiatry, addictions, rehabilitation psychiatry and eating disorders, IPCU, neuro psychiatry. Trainees can undertake a year in liaison, rehabilitation or addiction psychiatry and gain an endorsement from the Royal College of Psychiatrists in the speciality.

Trainees will be expected to carry out research / audit projects and become involved in teaching, both at an undergraduate level at EdinburghUniversity and also post graduate teaching for core trainees e.g. the MRCPsych Course. Each area has its own case conference/journal club which trainees are expected to attend. EdinburghUniversity organises a special lecture series twice a month during term time at 4pm on Wednesdays. The scheme has a research tutor, Professor Lawrie who meets with all trainees to provide supported guidance in developing research skills and can help trainees become involved with established research projects. Most trainees complete research projects resulting in publications and presentations at meetings.

With the approval of the Educational Supervisor / TPD special interest sessions can also be arrange to provide additional clinical experience. These can include forensic, liaison, eating disorder, psychotherapies, rehabilitation, homeless service, management experience.

We have had excellent trainee feedback in the GMC survey. All our trainees have obtained consultant posts on leaving the scheme.

 

Further details of the scheme can be obtained from Dr Fiona Clunie, Training Programme Director, C/O Stacey Knox, Post Graduate Administrator, Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Edinburgh, EH0 5HF, Telephone No: 0131 537 6407 Email Address:  Stacey.knox@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk

 

Health Board Websites:

 

www.nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk

 

www.nhsfife.scot.nhs.uk

 

www.nhsborders.org.uk

 

 

Research, audit, teaching and management opportunities

The South East of Scotland Deanery is able to offer placements in the following Health Board areas: Lothian, Borders and Fife. 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 a number of different geographical areas. This allows trainees to gain as wide an experience of general adult psychiatry as possible. Normally one year would be spent in an urban area and one year would be spent in a more rural/semi rural setting.

olved in teaching, both at an undergraduate level at Edinburgh University and also postgraduate teaching for core trainees e.g. the MRCPsych Course. Each area has its own case conference/ journal club which trainees are expected to attend. Edinburgh University organises a Special Lecture Series twice a month during term time at 4pm on Wednesdays. The scheme has a research tutor, Professor Lawrie, who meets with all trainees to provide supported guidance in developing research skills and can help trainees become involved with established research projects.

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, rehabilitation, homeless service, management experience.

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

Queen Margaret Hospital, Dunfermline, Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, St Johns Hospital, Livingston, Stratheden Hospital, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh

South East Scotland – placements in Edinburgh hospitals, Fife and Borders:
Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Edinburgh
Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh
Western General Hospital, Edinburgh
St Johns Hospital, Livingston
Queen Margaret Hospital, Dunfermiline
Whyteman’s Brae Hospital, Kirkcaldy
Stratheden Hospital, Cupar
Huntlyburn House, Melrose
East and West Brigg and Galavale House, Galashiels
University of Edinburgh Department of Psychiatry, Edinburgh
Community Clinics associated with all of the above
Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland

Contacts and Useful Links
Programme Type Deanery based or National: Deanery
Administration office South-East of Scotland
Lead Dean / Director Professor William Reid
Responsible Associate Postgraduate Dean or Assistant Director (GP) Dr Rhiannon Pugh
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/postgraduate/general_psychiatry.asp
Programme Administrator: Named Programme Administrator: Claire Beharrie
Address: NHS Education for Scotland, South East Deanery, 102 Westport, Edinburgh,EH3 9DN
Tel: 01316563409
Email: claire.beharrie@nes.scot.nhs.uk
Programme Director Programme Director Name: Dr F Clunie
Address: General Psychiatry Royal Edinburgh Hospital Morningside Edinburgh EH10 5HG
Tel:
Email: fiona.clunie@nes.scot.nhs.uk
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