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Individual Placement Description
Placement Liaison Psychiatry
Year F1
Region North
Hospital(s) Royal Cornhill Hospital, Aberdeen
Main Duties of Placement

Psychiatric assessment and management of general hospital inpatients who are identified or suspected to have a mental health problem; liaison with other psychiatric services and onward referral if appropriate. Two months spent in general adult liaison psychiatry and two months in old age liaison psychiatry.

Typical Work Pattern

Normal working hours: Mo – Fri, 9-5.

Learning Opportunities

Trainees are encouraged to attend, during term time, a weekly case conference and journal club at Royal Cornhill Hospital. They will work closely with other team members and participate in weekly MDT meetings.


Attendance at weekly FY1 teaching sessions.

Unique Selling Points

The FY1 trainee will work within a small team of experienced psychiatric practitioners (nurses, doctors) who will provide close supervision and teaching. We see a large range of psychiatric problems from the organic to the functional end of the spectrum.

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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