Our Trust, in collaboration with Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, South West London and St George’s NHS Foundation Trust, and King’s College London, offers one of the largest programmes of postgraduate medical education in the country.
Core psychiatry training
There are a 127 posts on the core programme rotation, offered through our Trust and Oxleas, which include:
inpatient and community adult psychiatry
psychiatry of older adults
early onset psychosis
psychiatry of learning disability
child and adolescent psychiatry
specialised placements in national units for affective disorders, eating disorders, personality disorders, neuropsychiatry and treatment resistant psychosis
The training scheme delivers the curriculum for Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists which is delivered through clinical training and a full day a week of teaching including didactic lectures and seminars, psychotherapy discussion groups, journal clubs, grand rounds and small group clinical skills (simulation) training.
Core trainees are allocated a clinical and educational supervisor to support their clinical and academic development, including participation in workplace based placed training and assessments, and will be supported to gain your Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and pass through the national Annual Review of Competency Progression (ARCP) criteria.
Specialty training in psychiatry
The higher training schemes encompass a wide range of posts in a variety of settings across south and south east London, offering experience in clinical, research, therapeutic skills and management domains. Trainees are allocated an educational supervisor who oversees their training throughout the duration of their higher training which lasts a minimum of three years.
Training can be focussed around the career aims and training needs, and preferences for training posts allocations can be expressed. Protected time for special interest sessions and weekly or monthly teaching is a key aspect of scheme. Higher trainees are also involved in teaching their junior medical colleagues as well other health professionals including on the MRCPsych course at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN).