The Severn Postgraduate School of Psychiatry is part of the Severn Postgraduate Medical Education which is the educational arm of Health Education South West

We are responsible for the delivery of Psychiatry education in the counties of Avon (Bristol, Bath & Weston), Somerset, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire. Our main workload relates to Specialist Training in Psychiatry although we also have trainees in foundation placements in psychiatry, and aspects of GP specialist training. This is an exciting time to be involved in medical education and the school is working hard to develop additional expertise in new areas such as appraisal, assessment and quality assurance within hospital and community settings.

The Head of School Dr Melanie Merricks ( and the School team are currently based at Vantage Office Park, supported by an experienced team of Training Programme Directors and Tutors.

On this website you will find the information, links and documents covering most areas of Psychiatry Education in the Severn area. Every page is updated regularly. If you have further questions please do contact us.

If you wish to find out more, please access our School Brochure and the newly developed training programme guides.