General Adult (Devon Partnership Trust)

 

Please note that these timetables and descriptions are indicative only and subject to change with service development and will be tailored to meet individual trainees learning needs after discussion and agreement from individual educational supervisor.

 

Dr Peter Aiken Liaison Psychiatry Wonford House Hospital, Exeter
Dr Phil De Warren-Penny General Adult (Inpatient) The Cedars, Wonford House Hospital, Exeter
Dr Andrew Moore General Adult Psychiatry (Community) The Gables Illfacombe
Dr Antony Thekkepalakka General Adult Psychiatry (Community) Devon Partnership Trust
Dr Subhash Gupta General Adult Psychiatry (Community)     Estuary House Newton Abbot TQ12 4PH
Dr Tom Manders Liaison Psychiatry Wonford House Hospital, Exeter
Dr Tom Smith Liaison Psychiatry Wonford House Hospital Exeter
Dr Mary Murphy-Ford Psychiatry Iris Centre & Wonford House Exeter
Dr Laurie Windsor  General Adult Psychiatry (Inpatient) Jasmine Lodge MBU, Wonford House Hospital
Dr Liz Frayn GGeneral Adult Psychiatry (Community) Exmouth CMHT
Dr Charles Dixon General Adult Psychiatry Rehabilitation Wonford House Hospital, Exeter
Dr Sam Kirkwood General Adult Psychiatry (Liaison)

Wonford House, Exeter EX2 5AF

Dr Simon Nicholson General Adult

North Devon District Hospital

Dr Annabel Walmsley General Adult (Inpatient)

The Junipers Wonford House  Exeter EX2 5AG

Dr Nitesh P. Painuly General Adult Psychiatry (Community)

Wonford House, Exeter EX2 5AF

Dr Tom Cant General Adult

The Chadwell Centre, Torquay Road, Paignton TQ3 2DW

 


 

Post Information

POST

Liaison Psychiatry

TRAINER

Dr Peter Aitken

EMPLOYING TRUST

Devon Partnership NHS Trust

TRAINING BASE

Wonford House Hospital, Dryden Road, Exeter, EX2 5AF

JOB DESCRIPTION

This integrated mental health and wellbeing service will maintain and improve current mental health care provision to RD&E hospital.  All service user presentations to the RD&E that are referred to the service will be seen and assessed by an integrated clinical team, who can deliver sophisticated assessments and interventions shaped to the needs of patients of the RD&E, draw on all three functions in any of the Mental Health Networks or arrange care out of county. The team uses bio-psycho-social assessment, signposting, brief intervention, or brokerage depending on identified level of need. The team conducts environmental risk assessment & management, mediation, group and team work, anxiety management, care planning, contingency planning, education, training, mentoring and medico-legal advice. The team uses a brief intervention tool kit based on motivational interviewing toward engagement with the care plan, problem solving or CBT based sessions at the bedside or in outpatient follow up.

The team was commissioned three years ago to provide to adults of working age 0900 – 1700 Monday to Friday. (The same model of service is offered from the Exeter Crisis Team as the ‘Hospital At Night Team’ between 0000 – 0900.The SHO on call service provides from 5pm - midnight) The liaison team provides a service within one hour to the Emergency Department of the RD&E and a same day service to the 650 in-patient beds on the Wonford and Heavitree sites. Its performance is measured against 650 assessed annually, admissions avoided, action against delay to discharge, actions to avoid repeated admission, compliance with the 4 hour wait, suicide reduction

HEALTH & NEUROPSYCHOLOGY

The service has been developed over many years to meet the psychological needs of inpatients in the RD&E, and to provide a neuropsychology service to adults with acquired neuro-disability. 

The health psychology team uses psychological assessment, brief interventions, short term psychotherapy (CBT, CAT) and multidisciplinary multimodal group work in outpatients. The team conduct care planning, education, training, supervision for psychological interventions and leadership of bio-psychosocial group interventions. The health psychology service is currently provided to specialist services- pain management, respiratory medicine; cancer care, kidney unit; otolaryngology.  The service also provides rapid response to referrals from any department, where psychological distress impedes medical or surgical treatment.

The neuropsychology service offers psychological assessment; neuropsychological assessments; brief interventions; neuro-rehabilitation; short term psychotherapy (CBT, CAT) and couple therapy with adjustment issues in outpatients. The team conduct care planning; coordination of bio-psychosocial intervention and support packages; education & training; support, coaching and supervision with enablers. The median number of individual therapy sessions delivered is 6. Integrated multi-professional group sessions up to a maximum of 6. The service is currently provided to neuro-reablement inpatient and community units, including Mardon.

The health and neuropsychology services are available 0900-1700 Monday to Friday.

RESEARCH INNOVATION & IMPROVEMENT

The department of psychological medicine is co-located with the Directorate of Research & Development where there is an MRC NIHR funded program of research into suicide prevention and harm minimisation from self harm, a research support service, an innovation group developing novel uses of information management for the prevention of suicide and harm minimisation, and an improvement (Patient safety) group driving toward safer mental health services.

TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT

The department hosts students from all disciplines at all stages of training including Foundation doctors at level 1 and 2 on rotation to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.

 


WEEKLY TIMETABLES


TRAINEE TIMETABLE:

 

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

A.M

Liaison Psychiatry

RD&E Wards

Team Meeting

Academic Programme

Liaison Psychiatry

RD&E Wards

TBA

TBA

P.M

Liaison Psychiatry

RD&E

OPD

Supervision with Consultant

Liaison Psychiatry

RD&E Wards

Research

Special Interest

ON-CALL              1 in 14, Consultant Rota with Consultant Cover


 Post Information

POST General Adult Psychiatry
TRAINER Dr Phil de Warren-Penny
EMPLOYING TRUST Devon Partnership NHS Trust
TRAINING BASE The Cedars, Wonford House Hospital, Exeter
JOB DESCRIPTION Dr Phil de Warren-Penny is Consultant Psychiatrist providing clinical care for the Mid and East Devon Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team. The ST4-6 trainee will work with him in providing clinical, diagnostic and risk management of individuals under the care of the Mid and East Devon Crisis team; proactive liaison with multidisciplinary teams regarding individuals using services; undertaking Mental Health Act Assessments; and participation in the Consultant on-call rota. The St4-6 trainee will be encouraged to take an active part in Audit.

As relatively newly appointed consultant, having trained in Peninsula Deanery as an ST4-6 in the aftermath of MTAS, Dr de Warren-Penny is well aware of the tensions placed on Higher Specialist Trainees, and the need to gain experience in a variety of domains outside the clinical for ARCP progression, gaining CCST, and obtaining a Consultant post. He has previously been the Chair of the Peninsula Psychiatry SpR/ST4-6 group, and Chair of the Regional Junior Doctor’s Committee for the BMA.

There is significant opportunity for exposure to Management and Leadership activities both within the Urgent & Inpatient Care Governance structure, and with other activities Dr de Warren-Penny undertakes. Trainee participation in these activities would be both encouraged and welcomed.  He currently is Chair of the Local Negotiating Committee for Devon Partnership, Chair of the BMA Southwest Region Consultants Committee, and a BMA National Negotiator on the Consultant Contract.

Full secretarial support is provided.  The post holder has timetabled regular consultant supervision and access to an office within Wonford House Hospital

 

 

WEEKLY TIMETABLES


TRAINEE TIMETABLE:

 

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

A.M

 Crisis team morning meeting

Clinical Reviews

East Devon MDT Meeting

UIC Clinical Governance Meeting

Special Interest/Research

(Day subject to negotiation)

Ward Crisis team morning  Meeting

Clinical reviews

Mid Devon MDT Meeting

Clinical Reviews

P.M

Clinical reviews

Case Conference

ST4-6 Supervision

Special Interest/Research

(Day subject to negotiation)

Clinical reviews

Clinical Admin

ON CALL  1:14 On Call, non-resident, with consultant cover as “First on” the Consultant rota. Clinical supervision available from Consultant on call, or through discussion with trainer afterwards.

 

 

 


Post Information

POST General Adult Specialist Trainee ST4 - ST6
TRAINER Dr Andrew Moore
EMPLOYING TRUST Devon Partnership NHS Trust
TRAINING BASE Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34 9QB
JOB DESCRIPTION This is a busy General Adult Community placement, offering plentiful clinical experience, including work in the Community Mental Health Team, the Mental Health Assessment Team, the STEP Team (Early Intervention in Psychosis), as well as on-call experience (mostly evenings/night, 1 in 8 or 9, with occasional daytime urgent ward cover). This includes:
  • Teaching/training: Weekly Post-Graduate Teaching session (Tuesday mornings, North Devon District Hospital, NDDH) which Trainees should attend, and contribute towards (including Case Presentations, Teaching, Journal Club).
  • A dedicated Trainee room at NDDH for daytime and on call work.
  • Clinical work in new, pleasant buildings, including
    • NDDH Health and Wellbeing Clinic (MHAT)
    • The Ilfracombe Centre (CMHT, Dr Moore’s main base, integrated with Ilfracombe Town Council, CAB, Social Prescribing)
    • West Pilton Health and Wellbeing Clinic (Dr Mosa's main base, brand new 2020, CMHT)
Dr Moore has a range of interests, including:

Medical Management (Clinical Director of Adult Directorate 2010-15)
Royal College of Psychiatrists (currently on Southwest Divisional, and National General Adult Faculty Executives).

  • Previously trained (MRCGP 1991) and worked as a GP before re-training in Psychiatry (MRCPsych 2003).
  • Clinical Trainer since 2006.
  • Informatics for jobbing Psychiatrists.
  • Previous Chair of Local Negotiating Committee.
  • Spirituality in Psychiatry (member Christian Medical Fellowship)
  • Healthcare Systems, particularly “Place Based Healthcare Systems” (pioneering local systems integrated working with One Ilfracombe and One Northern Devon).

Trainees will be encouraged to explore any of the above interests for themselves, and/or develop their own areas of interest, for example through Special Interest Sessions. Quality Improvement work would also be encouraged.

North Devon is a beautiful place to live and work, with lots of beaches and hills (Exmoor). It is approximately an hour train journey to Exeter.

With the local geography and rurality, the ability to drive is advantageous and recommended, though we can also consider adjusting timetables to accommodate those who cannot/do not drive.

The North Devon Mental Health Services locality has a good reputation for being friendly, supportive and pleasant to work and train in.

WEEKLY TIMETABLES


TRAINEE TIMETABLE:

 

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

A.M

Special Interest Session Admin/audit, NDDH. Postgraduate education/ Journal Club, NDDH  North Devon SECTOR A MDT, Ilfracombe Centre, or West Pilton HWCAdmin3rd week in the month-  STEP Meeting  OP Clinic, Ilfracombe Centre Mental Health Assessment Team (MHAT, new patient referrals), NDDH (or virtual), Dr Moore MHAT MDT meeting

P.M

Special Interest Session 1st and 3rd Tues of month: Dr Moore OP Clinic, Ilfracombe On calls, admin, tribunals and QI project work On calls, admin, tribunals and QI project work On calls, admin, tribunals and QI project work

ON CALLNorth Devon Senior (Consultant) on call rota.1:14Junior doctor rota Covers 3 inpatient wards: General Adult wards Moorland View, Ocean View (currently closed); and functional OPMH ward, Meadowview. Includes an Extra care Area and Seclusion room when needed. A&E and urgent DGH (joint cover with Liaison Psychiatry  Night Nurse Practitioner. ST4-6 would usually join the on call rota providing Consultant level cover to above, with supervising senior Consultant available by phone/in person as needed. Includes MHAA work for those with S12 approval.

 


 Post Information

POST Community Psychiatry and Early Intervention In Psychosis
TRAINER Dr Antony Thekkepalakkal
EMPLOYING TRUST Devon Partnership Trust
JOB DESCRIPTION This is an exciting opportunity for ST4-6 trainees to work in a diverse setting in the community covering a large but predominantly rural area of outstanding natural beauty. The trainee would be a much valued member of the Early Intervention in Psychosis (STEP) Team (South and West Devon ) & the adult Community Mental Health Teams (Teignmouth/Dawlish area).  The trainee would join a skilled and experienced multi-professional team which includes a Consultant Psychiatrist (Educational and clinical Supervisor) based at Estuary House, Newton Abbott, Devon.

The trainee would have opportunity to work flexibly either across the 3 teams ( CMHT, Mental Health Assessment Team and the STEP team ) or focus on a specific team(s) based on their interests, clinical experience and learning needs. The trainee could also develop his/her confidence and leadership skills by providing psychiatric input to the team working in a particular geographical area with regular supervision and the support of an efficient medical secretary. Our award-winning STEP team works with young people (age range 14 to 35) with first episode psychosis, sharing the positive and forward looking EI ethos adopting an assertive but befriending model of care for up to three years often in close collaboration with other local services including CAMHS. There are ample opportunities to gain experience of working with families and to learn CBT based techniques as well as psycho-educational skills from a well-motivated, enthusiastic and friendly team. By working with the functional network teams, the trainee would gain valuable experience in the clinical management of patients in the community with an emphasis on the Recovery principles. The teams comprise of experienced clinicians and the trainee could learn to develop and maintain close working links with GPs, service user/carer groups (e.g.: Be Involved Devon), voluntary sector (e.g.: Rethink), other local Trusts (e.g.: Community Care Trust) and the private sector (e.g.: Community of St. Antony and St. Elias, Totnes) which would benefit the trainee immensely in their transition process from being an StR to a Consultant psychiatrist.

I have completed my basic and specialist psychiatric training in the South West Peninsula. I have local knowledge and experience of the system and I am keen to support the trainee to meet and/or shadow other senior clinicians, clinical/medical directors, Chief Executive and the Trust managers in order to develop their knowledge and understanding of the new Clinical Directorate as well as the role of clinicians in management within the modern NHS structure. This post also offers opportunity to teach medical students during their local SSU placements (‘Road to Recovery’) and the FT/CT doctors at Journal clubs/Case Conferences/Tutorials/ Audit meetings/ MRCPsych exam practice sessions in South Devon. The trainee would be encouraged to be innovative and take on clinical audit and service evaluation projects that might be of interest to them. Research and other special interests would be fully supported in this post. The trainee would be encouraged to do Section 12 MHA work/training and attend educational courses/events for CPD/NHS appraisal purposes. Mentorship via the Deanery will be supported. They would also receive support for their WPBA with a view to achieving a satisfactory ARCP while working towards a Certificate of Completion of training (CCT) and obtaining a Consultant job in the NHS.

The trainee would be expected to provide advice for (and attend if required) any emergencies and requests for Mental Health Act assessments of patients at Torbay hospital, POS suite, Police Custody and in the community (Torbay, Teignbridge, part of South Hams area). They would also be expected to advise/support the junior doctors (FT/ST 1-3) who will be 1st on call in psychiatry. There would be a consultant on call along with the ST4-6 trainee, for clinical supervision and support. Trainees could also attend the out of hours supervision group conducted by the new liaison psychiatry team at Torbay Hospital.

 

WEEKLY TIMETABLES:


TRAINEE TIMETABLE: 

 

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

A.M

CLINIC

TEAM MEETING

CLINIC

Supervision

STEP team meeting ( optional )

Special Interest session

Urgent clinical work

P.M

CLINIC

Monthly EDUCATIONAL MEETINGS or Management meetings or clinic admin

CLINIC

Or trainee peer group

Research Session

Clinical Admin

ON CALL   1 in 14 as part of the senior trainee/consultant rota at Torbay hospital.

 


 Post Information

POST General Adult Community Psychiatry
TRAINER Dr Subhash Gupta
EMPLOYING TRUST Devon Partnership Trust
JOB DESCRIPTION

It is a General Adult Community Psychiatry Post based at Estuary House, Newton Abbot. Newton Abbot CMHT is one of the two Adult Community Psychiatry Teams based at Estuary House, the other being Teignbridge CMHT. Bulk of the work involves giving advice to recovery coordinators about the patients on their work load, and seeing patients in outpatients for assessment and management to help them with their recovery (Community is where recovery happens!).

As the time table shows, we spend 2 sessions a week with the Assessment Team where Senior Mental Health Practitioners assess cases and then discuss with us to formulate further assessment and management plan. We also assess some of these patients directly to give our input into diagnosis and management. Our medical team also supports the STEP team for patients from our patch as the STEP team does not have a dedicated Consultant. The trainee would have opportunity to work flexibly across the 3 teams ( CMHT, Mental Health Assessment Team and the STEP team ) based on their interests, clinical experience and learning needs.

With requests for consultations and appointments from recovery coordinators and duty workers, there is ample scope for hands on experience in assessing and managing patients in general adult psychiatry, with the full realm of diagnoses such as Psychosis, Anxiety Disorders, Mood Disorders and Personality Disorders. The trainee will also experience and get equipped with various treatment modalities and resources available to manage these patients towards recovery.

The supervisor (Dr Subhash Gupta) is the Training Program Director for Core Trainees in Psychiatry, Professionalism Development Group Tutor for Exeter Medical School (UEMS) and Clinical Leadership Mentor for DPT. The trainees will have scope for managerial experience during the posting- such as attending meetings related to managerial and strategic decisions, with or on behalf of the supervisor. The supervisor and the team also receive medical students and a F1 is regularly posted with the team. The trainee will have ample opportunities to get involved in teaching, supervising and giving feedback to medical students and trainees.

The trainee would be encouraged to be innovative and take on clinical audit and service evaluation projects that might be of interest to them. Research and other special interests would be fully supported in this post. The trainee would be encouraged to do Section 12 MHA work/training and attend educational courses/events for CPD/NHS appraisal purposes. Mentorship via the Deanery will be supported. They would also receive support for their WPBAs with a view to achieving a satisfactory ARCP while working towards a Certificate of Completion of training (CCT) and obtaining a Consultant job in the NHS.

The trainee would be expected to provide advice for (and attend if required) any emergencies and requests for Mental Health Act assessments of patients at Torbay hospital, POS suite, Police Custody and in the community (Torbay, Teignbridge, part of South Hams area). They would also be expected to advise/support the junior doctors (FT/ST 1-3) who will be 1st on call in psychiatry. There would be a consultant on call along with the ST4-6 trainee, for clinical supervision and support.

 


WEEKLY TIMETABLE:

TRAINEE TIMETABLE:

 

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

A.M

CMHT Team meeting

Supervision:

OUTPATIENT CLINIC PATIENTS BOOKED ON REQUEST OF RECOVERY COORDINATORS

PATIENTS

OR other clinical work such as Discussions with recovery coordinators/advice via email

OUTPATIENT CLINIC PATIENTS BOOKED ON REQUEST OF RECOVERY COORDINATORS

PATIENTS

OR other clinical work such as Discussions with recovery coordinators/advice via email

MHAT TEAM- ASSESSMENTS AND DISCUSSIONS WITH SMHPs- NEW PATIENTS- AT TORBAY HOSPITAL- Optional for higher trainee

Research/Special interest

P.M

OUTPATIENT CLINIC PATIENTS BOOKED ON REQUEST OF RECOVERY COORDINATORS

PATIENTS

 

OR other clinical work such as Discussions with recovery coordinators/advice via email

Local educational meeting once a month/time for trainee for portfolio/other educational/training activities/ADMIN TIME

Urgent clinical work/clinical admin/Trainee peer group meeting

MHAT MDT team meeting

 

Pm- clinical admin

Research/Special interest

 ON CALL 1:14

 


 

Post Information

POST Liaison Psychiatry
TRAINER Dr Tom Manders
EMPLOYING TRUST Devon Partnership Trust
TRAINING BASE

Haytor Unit, Torbay Hospital

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Torbay Liaison Psychiatry Service was formed in 2011 and provides a service to working Age and Older Adults attending Torbay Hospital ED or admitted to the Wards. It is provided by the Devon Partnership Trust but hosted by the Torbay and South Devon acute trust. The service is currently provided 8am-10pm weekdays and 9am-5pm weekends. It is planned that the service will expand to 24hr working.

The work can involve anything from brief consultations with medical teams, to in depth biopsychosocial assessment and multidisciplinary management.  The work is predominantly in the wards and the ED, but also offer some short term follow up to outpatients and work jointly with health psychology on individual cases.

The team currently has 8 Band 6 Senior Mental Health Practitioners  a Practice Lead, and Clinicall Team Leader with full administrative support. The medical staff currently includes 2 Foundation doctors  and 1 consultant psychiatrist (with a second consultant joining the team in 2018).

The service is located the Haytor Unit, a mental health unit on site at Torbay Hospital in Torquay. Patients are seen in the Emergency Department, Emergency Admission Units and inpatient wards at the Torbay Hospital.

This post would suit an old age trainee, a general adult trainee, or a trainee who was considering working in Liaison Psychiatry.

In addition to the allocated sessions for educational and clinical supervision, there will be regular clinical contact with the consultant for discussion of cases etc. The timetable for the ST4-6 trainee is flexible and will depend on the training needs of the doctor. It is anticipated that the workload will consist of a mixture of reviews, consultation advice and support to the team and acute medical staff, together with single handed and multi-disciplinary assessments.

The cornerstone of liaison psychiatry work is education and it is expected that the higher trainee would take part in teaching programmes in the general hospital for junior doctors and nursing staff.

Any pre-existing special interest sessions and research projects would be fully supported.

Dr. Manders is happy to work with the trainee to develop special interests and research projects. The team have close links with both the trust Research and Development department and medical consultants and teams in the acute trust.

Audit or quality improvement projects would be strongly encouraged and fully supervised.

There is a well attended journal club and education meeting every month.  The trainee may also wish to consider attending medical grand rounds or Schwarz rounds in the acute trust.

Dr Manders has been a consultant for five years and is familiar with the training needs of ST4-6s and the preparation required for consultant interviews and transition. He has interests in Quality Improvement, ECT and Teaching.

 

WEEKLY TIMETABLES

 

TRAINEE TIMETABLE:

 

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

A.M

Clinical Team Meeting

Liaison Work in Torbay Hospital

Clinical Team Meeting

Liaison Work in Torbay Hospital


Clinical Team Meeting


Monthly Team Business meetings


Monthly Team Group Supervision

Liaison Work in Torbay Hospital


Clinical Team Meeting 


Liaison Team Teaching


Clinical / Educational Supervision

Clinical Team Meeting

Liaison Work in Torbay Hospital Research / Special Interest

P.M

Liaison Work in Torbay Hospital


Local Academic meeting (monthly)

Liaison Work in Torbay Hospital

Liaison Work in Torbay Hospital

Liaison Work in Torbay Hospital

Research / Special Interest

ON CALL: 1 in 14, Second on call, non-resident, with Consultant Cover

 


Post Information

POST

Liaison Psychiatry

TRAINER

Dr Tom Smith

EMPLOYING TRUST

Devon Partnership Trust

TRAINING BASE

Wonford House Hospital Exeter/ Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Exeter Liaison Psychiatry Service was formed in 2014 through the merging of the “working age” and older adult liaison services. It is provided by the Devon Partnership Trust but hosted by the Royal Devon & Exeter acute trust. The service runs 24/7.

The work can involve anything from brief consultations with medical teams, to in depth biopsychosocial assessment and multidisciplinary management.  The work is predominantly in the wards and the ED, but we are expanding into outpatients, working with IAPT, and health psychology.

The team has over 50 members, including 26 Band 6 Senior Mental Health Practitioners (from nursing OT and social work backgrounds), and full administrative support. There is a band 7 Clinical Team Leader, together with two practice leads. The medical staff currently includes 2 FY1s, 1 FY2, 1 CT, 2 STs, and 4 consultant psychiatrists (one seconded to research, and one locum). The liaison service is also host for one of the medical student psychiatry attachments.

The service is located at Wonford House Hospital in Exeter. Patients are seen in the Emergency Department, Medical Admissions unit and inpatient wards at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, which is next door to Wonford House.

This post would suit an old age trainee, a general adult trainee, or a trainee who was considering working in Liaison Psychiatry.

In addition to the allocated sessions for educational and clinical supervision, there will be regular clinical contact with the consultant for discussion of cases etc. The timetable for the ST4-6 trainee is flexible and will depend on the training needs of the doctor. It is anticipated that the workload will consist of a mixture of reviews, consultation advice and support to the team and acute medical staff, together with single handed and multi-disciplinary assessments.

The cornerstone of liaison psychiatry work is education and it is expected that the higher trainee would take part in teaching programmes in the general hospital for junior doctors and nursing staff.

Any pre-existing special interest sessions and research projects would be fully supported.

Dr. Smith is happy to work with the trainee to develop special interests and research projects. The team have close links with both the trust Research and Development department and medical consultants and teams in the acute trust.

Audit or quality improvement projects would be strongly encouraged and fully supervised.

There is a well attended journal club and education meeting every month.  The trainee may also wish to consider attending medical grand rounds or Schwarz rounds in the acute trust.

Dr Smith has been a consultant for seven years and is familiar with the training needs of ST4-6s and the preparation required for consultant interviews and transition. He has interests in medical ethics and medical education.

 

WEEKLY TIMETABLES

TRAINEE TIMETABLE:

 

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

A.M


Clinical Team Meeting

Liaison Work in RD&E


Clinical Team Boardround

Liaison Work in RD&E


Clinical Team Meeting

Liaison Ward Round 


Liaison Team Teaching


Clinical Team Meeting

Liaison Work in RD&E


Clinical Team Boardround

 Liaison Work in RD&E Research / Special Interest

P.M

Not at Work Liaison Work in RD&E


Local Academic meeting (monthly)

Liaison Work in RD&E


Educational Supervision

Liaison Work in RD & E

 

Business meeting OR team reflective practice

Liaison Work in RD&E

Research / Special Interest

ON CALL: 1 in 14, Second on call, non-resident, with Consultant Cover

 


Post Information

POST Psychiatry
TRAINER Dr Mary Murphy-Ford
EMPLOYING TRUST Devon Partnership Trust
TRAINING BASE

Iris Centre and Wonford House

JOB DESCRIPTION

i)    Direct Clinical Care  (please describe the main purpose of your job)

Two days of cover at the Iris Centre (Thursday and Friday) and 2 days on the Combined therapy programme and mentalisation based therapy (Mon/Tues). On Weds we have the bulk of our MDT meetings and staff meetings.

I run a psychodynamic group in the Iris centre and I am the consultant to two CTP supervision groups and to the MBT team. I take new patients for assessment to decide if they are appropriate for the PD service and if they are able to make use of therapy to help decide which therapy. In the Iris Centre I offer management meetings for patients whose behaviours have increased in risk and I attend the staff reflective spaces throughout the day at Iris to ensure senior cover in the team. Dr Mizen and I have divided the patient group by area, I cover the south and therefore at times see patients on the ward in Torbay or will see patients who are unable to travel to Exeter. I also tend to see patients with ASD as I have specialist training in this area and I see the under 18’s who are transitioning into adult services. I undertake on call duties which include section 12 daytime work and out of hours from home I provide senior cover for Exeter (Cedars/Franklyn Hospital) and mental health act assessments if required.

ii) Supporting professional activities (eg Training, Teaching, Audit, Research, Clinical Governance, CPD, Clinical Management)

I offer weekly supervision to the ST trainee and informal supervision when we have a core trainee (usually supervised by Dr Mizen). I teach psychotherapy to the medical students and the core trainees. I undertake other training on an ad hoc basis (ie GP trainees) I attend the PD service’s monthly research meeting. I attend peer groups and supervision. I engage in clinical management of patients via supervision groups and the assessment workshop.

i)              Additional Responsibilities (eg Caldicott Guardian, Audit or Governance Lead, Clinical Tutor, Clinical Director/Lead Clinician)

None

i)              Other Duties (eg Trade Union activities, AAC external member, work for Royal Colleges, GMC, CHAI)

Member of the faculty of the Royal College of Perinatal Psychiatry

Vice-Chair of the MAC

 

WEEKLY TIMETABLE

 

TRAINEE TIMETABLE:

 

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

A.M

MAC x4 year

Meeting with Senior staff

CTP superivison group

CTP supervision group

MBT supervision group

Referrals meeting

Admin/ supervision

Admin

MDT

Management/Governance

Research half day

DCC/Admin

Assessment workshop

P.M

DCC/ admin

PD Hub/Outreach meeting

Supervision with trainer MMF

2-3 Strains (fortnightly)

Or other meetings (Audit/research)

Team supervision

Half day of special interest time

DCC/ admin

ON CALL: 1:14. Weekly clinical supervision with Mary Murphy-Ford

 


 

POST INFORMATION

TRAINING POST Perinatal Psychiatry
TRAINING BASE Jasmine Lodge MBU, Wonford House Hospital
TRAINER  Dr Laurie Windsor
JOB DESCRIPTION

This post on a Mother and Baby Unit is an unique opportunity for trainees to gain an experience in perinatal psychiatry. The Mother and Baby Unit and associated Outreach Team is a national specialist service that provides in-patient care for Cornwall and the Isles of Sicily, Devon and Somerset.

There are eight beds for mothers and their babies and an outreach team that works across three counties. The Outreach team will complete assessments and reviews on in-patient wards and community settings. It consists of six full time equivalent band 7 practitioners and medical input from the core trainee, speciality doctor and consultant.

The trainee will be involved in out-patient assessments and reviews with the perinatal community mental health team. This will be working alongside Dr Jo Black a full time consultant perinatal psychiatrist who is also the associate national clinical director for perinatal mental health for NHS England. She is present clinically for advice and support on Monday and Tuesday as well as attending the out-patient clinics and MDT meetings with the higher trainee.

As the year progresses I will aim to support the higher trainee to complete more independent assessments or reviews. I will either be present to supervise these or I will on the ward or contactable by phone at all times during working hours. Supervision will occur once a week. Dr Windsor has five years experience of being a consultant trainer and has been involved in post-graduate education. I will work with the trainee to ensure that they have clear learning outcomes and that they meet these during the placement.

There will opportunities to complete audits, quality improvement projects and to be involved on-going research that the perinatal service is involved with. There will also be opportunities to be part of mindfulness and other therapeutic groups.



WEEKLY TIMETABLES

TRAINEE TIMETABLE

  MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
AM

Out-patient clinic alongside Dr Jo Black – Torbay Hospital

Out-patient clinic alongside Dr Jo Black (Women’s Health – RD&E)

Outreach and In-patient Team MDT case review

Day for Quality Improvement, Research, Education, Leadership or Clinical Opportunities. Joint visits with the Outreach Team (an assertive community team based at the MBU)
PM


Torbay Team MDT Meeting


Paperwork or home visit

Exeter Team MDT Meeting


Paperwork or home visit.

Supervision with Dr Laurie Windsor

Joint visits with the Outreach Team (an assertive community team based at the MBU)
Day for Quality Improvement, Research, Education, Leadership or Clinical Opportunities. Joint visits with the Outreach Team (an assertive community team based at the MBU)

ON CALL 

On call is currently 1 in 14. The nature of the duties includes provide telephone support to junior doctors, face to face assessments on mental health wards if junior doctors require
support and mental health act assessments. There will always be a consultant psychiatrist on call to provide telephone and face to face support if required.

Further clinical supervision can be providing by Dr Windsor in the weekly one hourly supervision sessions. In practice as a Mother and Baby Unit consultant I will be present or contactable by
phone at all times between 9-5.

 


 

POST INFORMATION

TRAINING POST General Adult Psychiatry
TRAINING BASE Exmouth CMHT, ST Johns Court, Exmout
TRAINER Dr Liz Frayn
JOB DESCRIPTION Exmouth is a busy CMHT covering adults of working age in Exmouth and surrounding area, including Woodbury and Budligh Salterton. Dr Frayn also covers the early intervention team for the area, and this is a good opportunity for a trainee with an interest in early intervention to gain experience of working independently with supervision. The details of the time table outlined above are very flexible, and the trainee will be very much encouraged to focus on aspects of the job they are particularly interested in.

 

WEEKLY TIMETABLES

 

TRAINEE TIMETABLE

  MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
AM Options: clinic in Exmouth, alternating with MH assessment team day in Exeter (seeing new referrals with SMHPs Exmouth CMHT MDT meeting 10.30am (possible monthly attendance at Exeter east and mid early intervention team MDT meeting) Admin time

Clinic (CMHT clients)

Supervision with Dr Frayn

special interest day
PM As above Admin time Monthly education meetings Clinic (early intervention clients) special interest day

ON CALL Higher trainees are part of the consultant rota, with a consultant also on call at all times to support. Currently around 1:14 nights and weekends on call. Issues arising on call can be discussed in weekly supervision.

 


 

POST INFORMATION

TRAINING POST General adult psychiatry
TRAINING BASE Wonford House Exeter
TRAINER Charles Dixon
JOB DESCRIPTION

This is a post in rehabilitation psychiatry and comes at an exciting time as the rehabilitation service is being re-developed in order to provide help to more people with a diagnosis of psychosis in a more flexible way. There will be an 8 bedded open rehabiliation ward with patients aiming for stabilisation on the ward before they are transferred into the community where the rehab team will continue to work with them for up to one year to build their recovery in the community they are going to live in.

The post will enable a trainee to be involved in seeing patients both on the ward and in the community. Once the senior trainee is settled in they will have the opportunity to take a lead in the care of a small group of patients with consultant support and follow them from stabilisation on the ward to increasing recovery and independence in the community.

We are a recovery focused service that works with people in a holistic way. The trainee will get experience of medication and the mental health act but also the use of therapy and less mainstream treatments. The trainee will also be encouraged to attend the recovery learning college and consider co-producing a course for them in an area they are interested in.

Any questions feel free to contact Dr Dixon on charlesdixon@nhs.net or call 01392 208806

 

WEEKLY TIMETABLES

TRAINEE TIMETABLE

  MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
AM MDT patient discussion Supervision with consultant Ward reviews Team meeting Research/special interest Rehab OPAs MDT patient discussion
PM Rehab OPAs Ward reviews Admin Research/special interest Admin

ON CALL 1:14 covering section 12 work and offering advice to core trainees. Clinical supervision provided by on call consultant at the time and if not urgent by trainer

 


 Post Information

 

TRAINING POST General Adult Psychiatry (Liaison)
TRAINING BASE

Liaison Psychiatry, Wonford House, Dryden Road Exeter EX2 5AF

TRAINER Dr Sam Kirkwood
JOB DESCRIPTION

This is an exciting opportunity for a higher trainee to join our liaison psychiatry team, based in Wonford House and covering patients in the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital. The team is truly multidisciplinary and contains various grades of junior doctors, nurses, social workers, psychologists, health care assistants and is led by a team of consultant psychiatrists. We are well supported by a comprehensive administrative team.


The team workload is hugely varied and typically involves assessments following self harm/overdose, reviews of inpatients with a variety of mental health presentations including psychotic illness, affective illness, anxiety disorder and personality disorder. We are also responsible for caring for perinatal patients whilst inpatient in the RD&E and for patients with a learning disability with a need for psychiatric care in hospital. The team also forms part of the Integrated Psychological Medicine Service, one of the aims of which is to reduce the length of stay and readmission rates of patients with comorbid long term physical and mental health conditions.


As we are an “ageless” team (from 18 years up) we also provide assessment of cognitive disorders and dementia and input into the elder care wards regarding management of behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia, which may be of interest to some trainees.


The clinical workload will consist of reviews of current liaison patients, assessment of new patients and consultation work both within the liaison team and with medical teams.


The trainee will meet with Dr Kirkwood weekly for psychiatric supervision and discussion of cases and is also able to access support and advice from other liaison consultants should Dr Kirkwood be away.


The team have close links with the Devon Partnership Trust research and development team, with whom we are co-located, and with the simulation training centre on which Dr Kirkwood is leading. We also host medical students from various years on a regular basis and provide teaching into various departments in the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital and into the University of Exeter Medical School. Interested trainees could take advantage of these research and teaching opportunities, which could form part of their special interest time if desired. Any pre-existing special interests would be fully supported.


There are usually several quality improvement projects and audits taking place within the team; the trainee would be expected to contribute to these.


The team includes a psychologist and various psychotherapies are delivered locally. Trainees would be supported to meet their psychotherapy competencies in this post.


There is a vibrant monthly clinical education programme including journal club and case presentations, as well as key note speakers. The trainee would be expected to attend this and will be fully supported to participate. There are also opportunities to attend the medical grand round, Schwartz round and other meetings in the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.


The trainee would be supported towards gaining liaison accreditation on completion of training.


Dr Kirkwood has been a consultant since August 2018 and is familiar with the training needs of higher trainees. He has interests in medical education and patient safety and is developing the new simulation training centre.


The suggested timetable can be adapted to suit part time trainees or existing commitments where possible.

 

 

 

 

WEEKLY TIMETABLES

 

TRAINEE TIMETABLE

 

 

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

AM

Board Round

Clinical assessments/ reviews 

Allocation meeting

Clinical assessments/reviews

Board Round

Allocation Meeting

Clinical Assessments/Reviews

Special Interest/Research 

 
PM

Group Reflective Practice (alternate weeks)

Clinical assessments and reviews

Clinical and Educational Supervision with consultant Clinical Admin time 

 

Team business meeting (alternate weeks)

Academic Programme (monthly) 

 

Team teaching

Clinic/Ward reviews

 

Special Interest/Research 

 

ON CALL Frequency 1:14 on Consultant Rota with Consultant Cover.  Non Resident.  Typical calls are for telephone advice or Mental Health Assessments.


 

 

Post Information

TRAINING POST General Adult Psychiatry 
TRAINING BASE

Department of Health and Wellbeing North Devon District Hospital Barnstaple Devon EX31 4JB.

TRAINER Dr Simon Nicholson
JOB DESCRIPTION

This post offers an opportunity to work closely with the Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team (CRHTT) based at North Devon District Hospital in Barnstaple.

The work chiefly involves assessing and treating patients in their own homes and in the Department Of Health and Wellbeing at the local district general hospital. There are opportunities to participate in initial assessments with other team members and diagnostic and treatment reviews of patients already on caseload.

The patients are those who would otherwise require admission to hospital and those whose recent discharge is supported by the CRHTT. There are daily CRHT patient reviews when cases are discussed in depth with members of the team.

On Wednesdays there is an opportunity to work with the Mental Health Assessment Team (MHAT) assessing new patients and reviewing those already assessed but requiring a review by a psychiatrist. Both the CRHTT and MHAT are friendly, supportive and highly skilled. Because both aspects of this post are located in a district general hospital there is easy access to laboratory and other tests if required. At all times the higher trainee would be working in close contact with their trainer. They would have an opportunity to supervise and teach more junior medical staff and to meet with the other consultants at weekly Tuesday morning meetings.

There is a weekly programme of in house academic meetings and it is possible to attend general medical events at the post graduate medical centre if so desired. Research and special interests can be comfortably accommodated within the proposed timetable. Section 12 approval is desirable but not essential and the trainee can work towards approval whilst in post.

WEEKLY TIMETABLES 

TRAINEE TIMETABLE:

 

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

A.M

Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team (CRHTT)

Consultants Meeting Departmental Academic Programme Mental Health Assessment Team- new patient assessments and MDT meeting Research/ Special Interest

Core Case Review Meeting

Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team

P.M

Core Case Review Meeting

Crisis resolution and Home Treatment Team

Core Case Review Meeting

Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team

Face to Face Supervision.

Grand Medical Round in Postgraduate centre

Mental Health Assessment Team- new patient assessments and MDT meeting

Research/ Special Interest Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team.

ON CALL Frequency of on call is 1:14. The senior trainee would be covered by the consultant on call and would cover the junior trainee on call for the night. Duties would include: giving advice to the junior psychiatrist on call; giving advice to the CRHT if required; supporting the Psychiatric Night Nurse Practitioner in A&E; occasional reviews of patients at North Devon District Hospital; occasional MHA assessments in the community and North Devon District Hospital if Section 12 approved.

 


  

Post Information

TRAINING POST General Adult Psychiatry 
TRAINING BASE

 

The Junipers PICU Wonford House Hospital Dryden Road Exeter EX2 5AG

TRAINER  Dr Annabel Walmsley
JOB DESCRIPTION

The Junipers is a ten-bedded mixed unit for patients requiring a higher degree of care than an acute unit can provide. We admit patients from across Devon and three of our beds are commissioned by Livewell in Plymouth.

This post is a great opportunity to work at the sharp end of psychiatry. Our remit is for a relatively short admission (weeks to a couple of months) to stabilise patients’ mental state and allow them to step down to an acute ward. One of the satisfactions of working in this environment is the opportunity to work with people when they are most unwell and to see them make remarkable improvements in their well-being.

There is a strong multi-disciplinary team of nurses, health care assistants, assistant practitioners, an occupational therapist and occupational therapy assistants, student nurses, and a senior pharmacist. Every patient has a weekly ward round with input from all the professions, and we work closely with the community teams who usually join the ward round by phone. We also have valuable input from the advocacy and chaplaincy services. We are a relatively new service, having opened for patients in January 2018, and we are really finding our feet as a service and pride ourselves on the care we provide for our patients. As a higher trainee there will be opportunities to develop our service further, depending on your interests; areas we are considering include a family and carer group and greater use of rating scales.

There is a full-time junior doctor and there will be opportunities to be involved in their training. We also host medical students on occasion.

As a higher trainee there will be the opportunity for taking the lead clinical role with some patients under my guidance. Many of our patients apply for tribunals so there are frequent opportunities for tribunal reports and giving evidence at tribunals. Some patients are referred for a forensic assessment which may lead to a secure services admission. We have close working relationships with our secure service colleagues and this provides further valuable experience.

When I am on leave there is cross-cover from a consultant colleague. There is no designated cross-cover for the ward junior doctor but there is an oncall junior available every day 9-5.

If you would like to discuss this post further or come and have a look around please contact me at annabelwalmsley@nhs.net.

WEEKLY TIMETABLES

TRAINEE TIMETABLE:

 

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

A.M

MDT Handover

Review of new patients and discussion with consultant

 MDT Handover

community meeting

Fortnightly – governance or Cedars Academy

MDT Handover

Professionals meetings, secure referrals etc.

 

MDT Handover

Ward round

 

Special Interest

(can be another day if preferred)

 

P.M

 Tribunal reports etc.

MAC every three months

Ward Rounds Monthly Clinical Education Meeting

Ward round

Supervision

Research

(can be another day if preferred)

 

ON CALL 1:14 on call effectively as the consultant but with a consultant also on call with you. The majority of the duties are Mental Health Act Assessments, usually in the Place of Safety Suite, Accident and Emergency, or The Hub. Occasional telephone advice to juniors, liaison etc. and occasional seclusion reviews.

Day time S12 rota roughly once monthly when you will be released from day job and be available for any Mental Health Act Assessments.



 

 

Post Information

TRAINING POST General Adult
TRAINING BASE

 Community Eating Disorder Service Wonford House Dryden Road Exeter EX2 5AF

TRAINER  Dr Nitesh P. Painuly
JOB DESCRIPTION

Eating disorder is arguably one of the most challenging area of psychiatry where it needs the skills of a competent physician, psychiatrist and psychotherapist to work with this group of patients. Equally, rewards and satisfaction of working in this area are great. This placement offers a well-supported training and learning opportunity in a multi-disciplinary team setting about diagnosing, and providing holistic care to patients with eating disorders and other co-morbid conditions like personality disorder, autism, depression etc. which this group of patient very often present with. We have a well-established pathway and services for moderate to severe eating disorder which incorporates in-patient unit, community team and day-programme. You will be working with an experienced team of consultant psychiatrists, senior associate specialist, speciality doctor, psychologists, psychotherapists, specialist nurses and dietitian. You will also be working closely with the acute hospitals and the liaisons team.

Your working week will involve doing new assessments for diagnostic and case-formulation, and jointly planning and delivering treatment, which includes monitoring physical health using MARSIPAN, managing risks, deciding care-plan, liaising with primary care and acute hospital, and delivering psycho-education material and other self-help advice and guidance. If you are interested in delivering brief psychological intervention under supervision, that can be arranged. There are well established reflective practice and other CPD groups within the service to integrate both comprehensive and emotional side of learnings. Also, seeing yourself in the context of an eating disorder team, and various demands inherent in the task provides opportunities to learn about group-dynamics and how to take effective member and leadership role in the given context. Your weekly supervision will be a good space to reflect and learn around this. You will also be doing ward review in in-patient unit, and attending multi-professional meetings with the community teams, liaison and acute hospital teams. For your own learning, it is hoped you will be following patients in various phases of their treatment i.e. in community, in-patient, day hospital and acute medical ward. During this placement, you will have opportunity to learn from different psychiatrists, physicians, and liaison psychiatrists. You are encouraged to take part in various ongoing quality improvement. This is an exciting time to be the part of the current drive of investment, innovation, service development in eating disorder field. You will be a part of second on-call rota (with adequate supervision and support from on-call consultant). You will be fully supported for your study days, special interest sessions and other training commitments.

 

About the Trainer:

Nitesh Painuly has been working as a consultant psychiatrist in NHS since 2006. He has worked across various general and specialist adult psychiatry settings i.e. generic CMHT, in-patients, recovery teams, and Early Intervention in Psychosis. He has also done extensive training in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Group Analysis, and Systems-Centered Training. He is a BACP registered psychotherapist. All through his consultant career, he has been actively involved in teaching and training medical students and trainees doctors. He has many years of experience of supervising all grades of doctors including foundation doctors, GP trainees, Core and Specialist trainees in psychiatry. In his previous job, he also had an additional role of Associate Director of Medical Education for Foundation doctors. He is active in research where his main areas of interests are action research and meta-analysis. He has around 24 publications in various peer reviewed journals. As a trainer, he believes true learning happens only when we can get access to our exploratory drive. This is only possible when we feel safe and contained enough, with adequate permeability between our intuitive (emotional) and comprehensive (intellectual) knowledge.

Nitesh joined Devon Partnership NHS Trust in April 2020 as a Consultant Psychiatrist in Medical Psychotherapy in Community Eating Disorder Service and Personality Disorder Service. Considering his work across two specialist services, there is a good opportunity to do joined-up work across both areas as a special interest or as a part of this job. This also makes a good placement for dual CCT trainees in general adults and medical psychotherapy or general psychiatry trainees with interest in personality disorder and psychotherapy.

WEEKLY TIMETABLES

TRAINEE TIMETABLE:

 

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

A.M

Haldon, in-patient work (Supervised by Dr Whitaker, in-patient consultant)

 CEDS Community assessment and reviews

Team Clinical meeting.

 

Research

 

In-patient work (supervised by Dr Whitaker, in-patient consultant)

 

P.M

 Admin Weekly Supervision

Community Multi-professional meetings Admin Governance, audit, quality improvement Admin

Special interest

CEDS liaison work with GPs, Acute hospital and in-patients Admin

 

ON CALL: 1:14 According to on-call rota, and training requirements. Supervision is provided by on-call consultant for this work

 

Post Information

TRAINING POST General Adult
TRAINING BASE

The Chadwell Centre, Torquay Road, Paignton, Torbay TQ3 2DW

TRAINER  Dr Tom Cant
JOB DESCRIPTION

Torbay North Community Mental Health Team became the first Community mental Health Team in the country in 2018 to orientate it’s approach and practice around Peer Supported Pen Dialogue. The service provides all aspects of a community mental health team to people aged 18-65 under the catchment of four primary care providers, with an overall working age population of approximately 40,000 people.

Accordingly the work is highly variable. It is common for a single day to comprise advising on medication interactions, consulting on placement need, using aspects of the law such as the Mental Health Act and the Mental Capacity Act, answering diagnostic questions and once engaged in the four week residential or remote training program in Peer Supported Open Dialogue, providing facilitation of Peer Supported Open Dialogue Network Meetings, alongside another trained member of the team.

The team consists of provision from two Peer Support Workers, a psychologist, a WTE Consultant Psychiatrist, a band 7 Clinical Team Leader, six band 6 SMHPs (Nurses, OTs and Social Workers), One Support Worker and tree administrators (medical secretary, team secretary and POD administrator). The service is located at the Chadwell Centre, but provides care there, as well as the WellBeing hub at Torbay Hospital, and flexibly throughout the catchment area at a variety of locations.

This post would suit any general adult trainee with an interest in Relational Psychiatry.

In addition to the allocated sessions for educational and clinical supervision, there will be regular clinical contact with the consultant for discussion of cases etc. and the consultant is contactable even when timetabled to be away from the department. The timetable for the ST4-6 trainee is flexible and will depend on the training needs of the doctor. Workload is likely to consist of a mixture of reviews, consultation advice, support to the team and facilitation of network meetings.

General Adult Psychiatry work has an important education component and it is expected that the higher trainee would take part in teaching programmes in the general hospital for junior doctors and nursing staff, and becoming trained themselves in peer Supported Open Dialogue via the Association of Peer Supported Open Dialogue through attendance at residential and/or remote four week training scheme, which also requires students to submit a small amount of reflective and academic written work. The training is largely experiential and successful trainees acquire a certificate of Accreditation to Peer Supported Open Dialogue, approved by the Association of Family Therapy. Trainees my undertake further study and assessment to acquire a diploma in te above from the London South Bank University, although this is not mandatory for completion of the training or engagement as a facilitator in network meetings, alongside other trained members of staff.

Pre-existing special interest sessions and research projects are supported. Audit projects would be encouraged and fully supported.

There is a well-attended journal club and education meeting every week which is timetabled for the trainee. The trainee may also wish to consider attending and presenting at medical grand rounds in the acute trust.

Dr Cant has been a consultant for eight years and is familiar with the preparation required for consultant interviews. He has interests in Relational Psychiatry, Research and Medical Management and Education.

 

WEEKLY TIMETABLES

TRAINEE TIMETABLE:

 

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

A.M

Team Meetings, Treatment as usual and “InterVision”

Urgent/New OPC x2 2hrs each
Flexibly engage with POD network meetings

MHAT clinic – OPC and Consultation with MHAT Clinicians

 

Special Interests Session

 

Urgent/New OPC x2 – 2hrs each
Flexibly engage with POD Network Meetings

 

P.M

X2 Routine OPC slots 1.5hrs each
1hr Educational/Clinical Supervision with Consultant.

Local Education program and/or Urgent H/V and OPC x2 – 2hrs each MHAT clinic – OPC and consultation with MHAT Clinicians

Research Session

Routine OPC x 2- 1.5hrs each
Admin

 

ON CALL: 1:12 Cat B on call with Consultant Cover to the Torbay and South Devon area.