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Individual Placement Description
Placement General Adult Psychiatry
Year F1
Region South-East
Hospital(s) Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
Main Duties of Placement

Psychiatric risk assessment of patients admitted to hospital following self-harm.

Psychiatric assessment of medical and surgical inpatients.

Typical Work Pattern

Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, but with blocks of Hospital at Night duties and a small number of weekends on-call in the self-harm service.

Learning Opportunities

Regular opportunities for ward-based teaching.

Weekly departmental clinical meeting (2 hours).


Departmental internal teaching programme 1 hour per week.

Hospital FY1 teaching programme 1 hour per week.

Unique Selling Points

FY1 trainees report feeling they belong to the team. They also report excellent clinical supervision and training opportunities.

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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