No.

Specialty

Area/Hospital

Trainer

01

General Adult Liaison (BRI)

Bristol

Dr John Potokar

02

General Adult Liaison (BRI)

Bristol

Dr Lucy Griffin

03

Liaison Psychiatry (North Bristol)

Bristol

Dr.Anish Patel

04

Liaison Psychiatry

Bath

Dr Will Bruce-Jones

05

Liaison Psychiatry

Swindon

Dr Leanne Hayward

06

General Adult
Liaison Psychiatry

Central Bristol

Dr Nicola Taylor

07

General Adult Liaison Psychiatry

Gloucestershire Hospitals Trust Dr Karen Williams

08

AWP Liaison Services

North Somerset Dr Tiff Earle

 

01

General Adult

Liaison Psychiatry

Bristol Royal Infirmary

Dr  John Potokar

The post is based in clinic 7 at the BRI, a 500 bed inner city teaching hospital. Broadly the clinical work falls into three categories: emergency department, in and out patient. You will see the full range of psychiatric presentations in a general hospital, including mood, somatoform and anxiety disorders etc; organic (delirium, dementia, atypical psychoses etc), medically unexplained symptoms, addictive disorders, interferon related psychopathology and much more! Our multidisciplinary team of doctors and nurses are very supportive and enthusiastic (winners of ‘nursing team of the year’ award, ‘individual nurse of the year’ award and shortlisted for RCPsych ‘psychiatry team of the year’ award in 2012). As an advanced trainee you will sharpen your assessment skills, enhance your management plans and understand the challenges and rewards of working with complex multiple pathology relating to body, mind and brain, and encouraging an integrated approach to illness and disease. You will also learn about and have opportunities to rehearse the key skills that will enable you to operate at consultant level.  There are lots of opportunities for teaching, audit, supervision, service development and management skill development. There is weekly formal supervision, dedicated desk and PC, and excellent administrative support. Anyone who would like to discuss the post further, including specific training needs is encouraged to contact Dr Potokar.  (John.Potokar@bristol.ac.uk) ( January 2014 )

Research Interest:

Dr Potokar is an active researcher especially in mood disorders in medically ill and self-harm as well as Head of Psychiatry teaching at UOB (see UOB website).

 

AM

PM

Monday

Clinical special interest

Clinical special interest

Tuesday

9am allocation meeting; ward work with Consultant

Outpatient teaching clinic

Wednesday

9am allocation meeting; ward work 12 educational meet;

1pm ward round 4-5 supervision with consultant

Thursday

9am allocation meeting ward work

Ward work/outputs

Friday

Non clinical special interest

Non clinical special interest

On-Call:    1:25

 

02

General Adult

Liaison Psychiatry

Central Bristol

Dr Lucy Griffin

This post is based at Clinic 7, Bristol Royal Infirmary and enables the post holder to gain experience in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry in a busy inner city teaching hospital and receive their Royal College endorsement in Liaison Psychiatry. The work is busy, but varied, and involves assessment of referrals from the general medical and surgical wards as well as patients following DSH and in the Emergency Department.There are also out patient referrals and opportunities for the post holder to attend a specialist Genito–Urinary Medicine outpatient clinic, which is supervised, as well as the weekly Grand Round.  There is access on the site to a well stocked library and the BRI lies adjacent to the University of Bristol with its medical library. 

The nature of the work means that co-ordination and multi-disciplinary resources are invaluable.  Over the last two years strong links have been made, not only with the community teams, but also with Special Services, the Police, Probation, Child Protection, local alcohol and drug services and well as non-statutory agencies.  There is a Social Work department within the BRI as well as access to Psychology Services. 

Deliberate Self Harm

The majority of patients are admitted (usually to the Observation ward ) and a psycho-social assessment is undertaken.  There are strong links with the Community Mental Health teams and in particular with the City Wide Home Intervention Service.  

A&E: Assessments are undertaken of patients who present with psychiatric problems in the A&E department.  There is a very good working relationship with the A&E department and regularly meetings (Mental Health Operational Group) are held to facilitate good practice and optimize communication.

General Medical and Surgical Referrals

Assessments are extremely varied and cover the full range of psychiatric problems from organic psychosis, to denial of illness.  Patients with alcohol and drug dependency problems are also seen, although there are also specialist drug and alcohol nurses working with this group.  (January 2014)

Research Interest:

 

 

AM

PM

Monday

Allocation meeting and Clinical Work

Ward work

Tuesday

Special Interest

Special Interest

Wednesday

Allocation Meeting

Educational Meeting

Ward round

Ward work

Thursday

Supervision* with Consultant

GUM clinic

Friday

Research

Research

On-Call:    1:15  Senior rota – Central and South Bristol, N Somerset.

 

03

Liaison Psychiatry

Southmead Hospital

Dr Anish Patel

This post is based at the new Southmead Hospital, and enables the post holder to gain experience in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry in both adult and later life populations in a large modern state of the art teaching hospital and receive their Royal College endorsement in Liaison Psychiatry. This post holder will be based in the Acute Hospital Later Life Mental Health Liaison Team but expected to work with both the adult and old age liaison colleagues over their placement. The clinical work falls into three categories: Emergency department, In-patient and Outpatient. Non-clinical areas of development that will run in parallel include education, quality and service improvement and management. The work is busy, but extremely varied and covers the full range of psychiatric problems from organic psychosis, to denial of illness, which will enhance and develop your skills in managing complex multiple pathologies relating to body, mind and brain, and encouraging an integrated approach to illness and disease.

Old Age Liaison Psychiatry The trainee will gain particular experience in assessment informing diagnosis, treatment and management of existing or suspected new mental / neuropsychiatric disorder in older people admitted to the acute hospital (primarily dementia, delirium, depression and anxiety). You will gain advanced experience in the management of depression in the setting of a physical illness, of behavioural disturbance secondary to dementia in an acute setting and in prescribing safely and recognizing common drug interactions. Additional experience will be gained in the specialist opinion for complex capacity decision for patients with mental disorder. Care planning that limits the risk of deprivation of liberty, and risk assessment and management within the hospital.

General Adult Liaison Psychiatry You will be able to see the full range of psychiatric presentations in a general hospital, including mood, somatoform and anxiety disorders, medically unexplained symptoms, addictive disorders.

Specific Liaison Psychiatry experience can also be obtained working with the regional services based in NBT including: Renal Services, Plastic Surgery/Burns and Trauma & Orthopaedics. There are allied mental health services on site that link in with Liaison Psychiatry services including Perinatal Psychiatry, Eating disorders and Neuropsychiatry whereby the postholder will have opportunity to have exposure to out-patient clinics.

Education is a key part of the role and effectiveness of an Acute Hospital Mental Health Liaison service and you will have ample opportunity to develop skills and experience in the delivery or development of bespoke educational packages/training to general hospital staff across a variety of medical specialties.

There is plenty of scope for service development and the trainee may want to undertake projects such as developing specialist out-patient liaison clinics, joint audit projects with fellow medical/surgical colleagues. Attendance with senior liaison clinicians to the Mental Health Steering group and Committee of Physicians will also assist developing higher management skills.(January 2014).

Research Interest:

Dr. Anish Patel is a member of the Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement Group and involved in diagnostic test accuracy reviews of cognitive tests in dementia, and is also a local sub-investigator in the Prevalence of Pathogenic Antibodies in Psychosis (PPiP) study.

 

AM

PM

Monday

Clinical Special Interest

Clinical Special Interest

Tuesday

9-930am –Team allocation/handover Meeting

Consultation- liaison work

 

12-2pm-Joint Psychiatry Academic

meeting

2-4pm -  Acute Hospital Mental Health Liaison MDT

 

4-5pm Admin/ ward reviews.

 

Wednesday

9-930am -  Team allocation handover Meeting

Consultation- liaison work

Consultation- liaison work

 

4-5pm- Supervision with Consultant

Thursday

Non-Clinical Special Interest

 

Non-Clinical Special Interest

Friday

9-930am- Team allocation/ handover Meeting

Consultation- liaison work

(optional out-patient clinics)

Consultation- liaison work/ admin

On-Call:    1:15  Senior Rota – Bristol North and South Glocs.

 

04

Liaison psychiatry

Royal United Hospital Bath

Dr W Bruce-Jones

The trainee will be supervised by Dr Bruce-Jones who is consultant liaison psychiatrist at the Royal United Hospital in Bath (RUH). The RUH has nearly 600 beds and has a catchment population of around 500,000 in B&NES, Somerset and Wiltshire. The hospital has the full range of acute specialities and has a very busy Emergency department. Dr Bruce-Jones works with a growing team of specialist nurses working with patients of all ages above 18. Some of the nursing staff particularly work with older adults, especially with dementia. A half time consultant post was appointed in early 2013 to focus on this older patient group. Dr Bruce-Jones is Regional Representative for the Liaison Faculty of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

The Liaison Service in B&NES is collaborating with the University of Bristol in setting up a Self-Harm register and this will provide opportunities for service evaluation and research.

Dr Bruce-Jones also works with the Primary Care Liaison Service providing the trainee to gain experience in this growing area of mental health care should they wish.

Dr Bruce-Jones is Clinical Director for AWP mental health services in B&NES.

The trainee will be able to obtain training and experience in Liaison Psychiatry. This includes: Assessment of new patients presenting with the full range of mental health problems in the general hospital; Development of complex management plans including advice on medication, Mental Capacity Act & Mental Health Act; Opportunities to further developthe servicein particular clinical areas eg. Gastroenterology, Perinatal, Neurology; Opportunities to develop innovative services eg. MUS; Provide support, advice and supervision to the liaison team; Management experience through working in a well functioning, multi disciplinary team and opportunities to shadow Dr Bruce-Jones in his role as Clinical director; Audit of clinical practice and research within the Clinical Governance framework.

Research and teaching are actively encouraged

 

AM

PM

Monday

Ward assessments and reviews

Admin

Tuesday

Liaison team meeting

Supervision Group.

Ward assessments and reviews

Wednesday

1 hr Supervision with Consultant

Ward Assessments and reviews

Academic meeting

Thursday

Special Interest Session

Special Interest Session

Friday

Research Session

Research Session

On-Call:    1:15

 

05

Liaison Psychiatry

Swindon

Dr  Leanne Hayward

This exciting new Advanced training post in Liaison Psychiatry is based at the 498 bed Great Western Hospital in Swindon, ½ mile from J15 of the M4.

The post is based with a highly motivated and expanding multi-disciplinary team, offering the post holder experience in both general and older adult liaison psychiatry, and enabling the post holder to gain their RCPsych endorsement in Liaison Psychiatry.

The liaison post is busy, providing challenging and varied work, and enables the opportunity to further develop skills in assessment, diagnosis and treatment of new and existing psychiatric conditions, managing complex cases and providing integrated care for those with complex co-morbid physical and mental health disorders.

Clinical Work:

The Senior registrar will gain experience as a senior medical member of the expanding liaison team, using a consultation-liaison model providing front line bio-psycho-social assessment to inform diagnosis, treatment and management of existing or suspected new mental / neuropsychiatric disorder in patients admitted to the acute hospital (eg. Depression, anxiety, psychosis, dementia, delirium etc). and will work closely with the Emergency Department, inpatient medical and surgical wards and hospital based specialities within GWH.

The Senior Registrar will be expected to develop skills in active co-ordination and management of patients with long-term physical health problems including chronic fatigue, eating disorders, atypical pain, physical symptoms of psychological origin etc, and to support the development of management plans for patients with repeat hospital attendance. The post holder will develop skills in complex risk assessment and management of patients within the hospital and upon discharge, plus undertake brief/psychotherapeutic interventions for patients of all ages 18+.

The post offers a wide range of experience in the practical applications of both Mental Capacity Act (including DOLS authorisation) and Mental Health Act, which will provide good experience for preparation as a consultant.

Non-Clinical Opportunities:

This post offers a significant number of non-clinical opportunities, all of which can be tailored to meet the individual training needs of the post-holder.

Teaching: Opportunities to teach and supervise junior doctors, nursing staff, allied health professionals, and to attend weekly GWH Grand Rounds and the Swindon Psychiatry Academic programme. The Senior Registrar will be encouraged to take a leading role in the weekly Liaison team academic meeting. From Sept 2015 medical students are expected to be attached to psychiatry placements in Swindon providing opportunities to develop a teaching and supervision portfolio with respect to undergraduates.

Management: Dr Hayward is the Mental Health lead clinician for the GWH MHA/MCA Operational group, Dementia Strategy Group & Delirium working group. The Senior Registrar will have the opportunity to participate in these and other senior medical staff meetings in the locality, plus the Trust MAG & CCG meetings.

Special Interest: Swindon offers opportunities for special interest sessions in the Swindon Intensive team, Primary Care Liaison Service, Memory Service, Old Age Psychiatry inpatient and community services and also has access to other Clinical Specialities including a local Eating disorders Unit, and specialist Head Injury Unit.

Research: The Victoria Centre is home to the Kingshill Dementia research centre, which provides the opportunity to get involved with research trials. Dr Hayward is particularly interested in Medical Leadership having conducted research in this field and will actively support registrars to explore research opportunities in their own fields of special interest.

Service Development: The Swindon Liaison service is a new Consultant –led and expanding service since May 2014, with potential for new investment from CCGs, and is therefore an ideal team in which to identify and develop new service initiatives, which the post-holder will be actively supported to engage in during their placement.     (April 2015).

Research Interest:

 

 

AM

PM

Monday

Allocation Meeting.

A&E assessments/acute reviews (AOWA)#

GWH Grand Round

Ward Medical reviews(AOWA & OA) #

Clinical Admin

Tuesday

Allocation meeting

A&E assessments/acute reviews (AOWA)#

Liaison Academic Prog and Ward Round

Ward medical reviews(AOWA & OA)#

Teaching

Wednesday

Allocation meeting

OA New Assessments/Ward reviews #

Supervision 11:30 – 12:30

Swindon Academic meeting

Clinical Admin

Monthly locality MAG meeting

Thursday

Non-clinical special interest

 

Friday

Clinical special interest

 

# direct supervision available

On-Call:    Either a 1:12 North rota (covering Swindon, Melksham & Devizes) or 1:24 North/South senior on-call (covering Swindon, Melksham, Devizes and Salisbury)

 

06

General Adult

Liaison Psychiatry

Central Bristol

Dr Nicola Taylor

This post is based at Clinic 7, Bristol Royal Infirmary and enables the post holder to gain experience in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry in a busy inner city teaching hospital and receive their Royal College endorsement in Liaison Psychiatry.

The work is fascinating and varied.  There is ample opportunity to gain experience in the assessment of DSH, medical and surgical referrals, medically unexplained symptoms and range of outpatient referrals.  We have access to CBT therapists and trainee counsellors in the team, as well as a cohort of highly skilled nurses.

We recognise the importance of close working relationships with our acute care colleagues, and want our trainees to foster those relationships further.

We have a successful track record of supporting trainees to develop clinical services and business cases as part of their special interest which has resulted in recurrent funding. We want to allow our trainees to acquire a scope of diverse skills and so would encourage them to take clinical and managerial leadership opportunities as appropriate with all necessary support and supervision.

Education is at the centre of our team, and there are lots of chances to deliver formal and informal teaching sessions to a variety of people: from our regular medical students in their 2nd year, to consultant surgeons and physicians.  The development of teaching programmes is also encouraged and valued.

We are a research active department, and there are often opportunities to work on recruitment for multicentre trials as well as smaller scale projects.

Our ( very well-functioning) team is moving to an ageless service, and we are soon to be moving into refurbished offices.  We have access to all the databases in the general hospital, and our digital dictation system helps the team’s excellent administrative support.

Clinical Interest:

 Medically Unexplained Symptoms

 

AM

PM

Monday

Special Interest

Special Interest

Tuesday

Ward Work

Outpatients

Wednesday

Allocation Meeting

Educational Meeting

Ward round

Ward work

Thursday

Research

Research

Friday

Ward Work

Ward Work

On-Call:    1:15  Senior rota – Central and South Bristol, N Somerset.

           

 

07

General Adult

Liaison Psychiatry

Gloucestershire Hospitals Trust

Dr Karen Williams

This post is based at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital and Cheltenham  General Hospital and the post holder will be able to gain experience in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry in an all age liaison service in these 2 district general hospitals and to achieve a Royal College endorsement in Liaison Psychiatry.

The work experience  is varied and includes: the assessment of DSH, medical and surgical ward referrals, obstetric referrals, alcohol hospital liaison, older peoples hospital liaison, management of frequent attenders and medically unexplained symptoms outpatient and inpatient work. 

Our team works in an ageless service and we provide 24/7 cover for the hospitals. We have a separate self-harm team, an older people’s liaison team and alcohol liaison nurses. In addition we have a frequent attender worker.The trainee would work in normal working hours.

The team enjoys good working relationships with the general hospital staff and the post would offer opportunities to engage in quality improvement projects, attendance at hospital liaison management meetings and other service development work.

Liaison psychiatry is an expanding field and our service is continuing to develop and there are plans for extending the scope of the team. Trainees would be encouraged to develop small projects to enhance the work of the team.

The consultant psychiatrist has an endorsement in addiction psychiatry and works with the family drug and alcohol court team and could offer special interest sessions in this if required. She is currently involved in a countywide project looking at pain management and liaison psychiatry.

The team is commissioned to provide formal training to medical, nursing and other staff in the general hospital and the post will provide ample opportunity to deliver training formally and informally to a variety of staff on different aspects of psychiatric liaison.

The team does have core trainees and also provides regular taster days to junior medical staff and to medical students. The post would offer opportunities to develop skills in mentoring and supervision.

We work with the Gloucestershire Hospitals Trust to develop protocols and guidelines for a variety of management issues include hospital transfer, rapid tranquilisation and management of substance misuse problems and are actively engaged with audit and QIP work in these areas.

The team works closely with other 2gether services and the post gives opportunities to work across the interfaces and for example to have experience of MHA assessments and crisis team joint assessments.

The team uses Rio and we are using a digital dictation system.

 

Clinical Interest:

 Medically Unexplained Symptoms, Addiction Psychiatry

 

AM

PM

Monday

Special Interest

CME

Tuesday

Ward Work

Ward work

Wednesday

Ward work

Ward work

Thursday

Research

Research

Friday

Ward Work

MUS clinic

On-Call:    1:15  Senior rota – Gloucestershire WAA and MHOP.

 

08

AWP Liaison Services

North Somerset Dr Tiff Earle

THE LOCAL SERVICES  

 The total population of North Somerset is 190,000, concentrated in the town of Weston-super-Mare, and its immediate outlying villages (105,000 population). The remainder of the population is dispersed within the smaller towns of Clevedon, Portishead, Nailsea and Backwell, and a large rural area, which stretches towards the Mendip Hills. North Somerset is a retirement area, and the towns of Weston-super-Mare and Clevedon offer up to 2,000 private residential home beds.  It is a developing area, with increases in the population scheduled. The area has mixed socio-economic characteristics, providing a variety of clinical and social problems.  

 AWP North Somerset locality delivers Integrated Health and Social Care Services. Access services comprise of 3 teams – Primary Care Liaison, Hospital and A & E Liaison and Intensive team (crisis intervention and home treatment) – this is a service which has recently received extra funding with expansion of hours for Hospital Liaison and Street Triage, this is a great opportunity to help in a leadership role for service development and outcomes.

 Local Medical Staff include:

  • The Clinical Director is Dr Eva Dietrich. The locality Medical lead is Dr Tiff Earle.
  • Consultant colleagues include: Support and Recovery: Dr Cameron Smith and Dr Eileen O’Sullivan;  Support and Recovery & Rehabilitation: Dr Aida Gheorghe  2.0 WTE; Intensive Team: Dr Eva Dietrich & Dr Mangala Mundasad; PCLS : Dr David Orton; Adult Inpatient: Dr Sherry Mehany
  • There is an FY1 doctor attached to liaison psychiatry
  • There are 3 Later Life Consultants share responsibilities in a functionalised model (Drs Moore, Gintalaite and Bennett).. The Memory Service also benefits from part-time specialty doctor support. Trainee posts include a GPVT2, a core trainee attached to Dr Moore in the CITT, a GPVT1 and F2 attached to Dr Bennett for IP wards respectively, both based on the in-patient unit.           

 THE POST

Comprehensive clinical experience in the assessment and management of mental health patients presenting in crisis to and liaison into the general hospital (Weston General Hospital) which is an ageless service, presenting with psychiatric sequelae of physical ill health; co morbid mental and physical health problems; self harm and alcohol related problems,. As well as this we are developing systems and protocols with a view to reducing self harm and suicide including a post card scheme, and a national CQIUN reducing frequent attendances at A & E. (49 of the top 50 frequent attenders to ED are mental health related).

There is no care coordination role, if required patients are signposted into relevant secondary care service; Recovery; CITT; Memory; IAPT etc. Educational supervision and clinical supervision will be the responsibility of Dr Tiff Earle. The trainee is free to choose how they wish to divide their clinical time; this could include involvement with the acute inpatients ward, by following patients through A & E crisis/general hospital to inpatient treatment then into recovery/CITT services.

Clinical Special Interest opportunities within the locality are many and varied and would include: Residential Home Liaison, Family therapy work, Neuropsychology expertise development, Primary Care Liaison, Recovery; ECT, management and leadership and personality disorder service experience.

Opportunities out with the Trust might include Alcohol and Substance Misuse, Geriatric Medicine, Parkinson’s disease clinic and Neuroradiology experience, to name but a few.

The trainee will be based at Long Fox Unit, Weston Super Mare, where the liaison team is based. The trainee will have dedicated office space, PC and secretarial support for all aspects of trainees work including on call. There are also hot-desking & free parking facilities at the Long Fox Unit.

The service is based on the same site as the general hospital and restaurant facilities are available within a 2 minute walk.

The team comprises

  1. 1 WTE Consultant (who also does 1 ad hoc assessment per week for the primary care liaison team but is based full time within hospital liaison)
  2. 1 WTE team manager
  3. 1 WTE FY1 trainee
  4. 1 WTE medical secretary/team admin
  5. 1 WTE older adults specialist nurse band 6
  6. 4.5 WTE generic nurses band 6

Severn Deanery training scheme consistently receive very positive feedback from trainees

 

Other Training opportunities

Teaching opportunities:

  • Input to the General Hospital. On issues such as common mental health disorders; risk assessment; mental health act
  • The locality has a culture of promoting MDT teaching and sharing of skills and expertise within and between teams. The liaison team will have dedicated educational/CBD time via a ‘golden hour’.
  • Other opportunities include teaching of junior medical staff, Foundation programme teaching at Weston General Hospital, medical students and voluntary/independent sector staff (recent examples include the North Somerset Community Partnership Trust, Care homes and mental health first aid to various 3rd sector organisations).

 Research and Audit opportunities:

  • Dr Kristina Gintalaite is locality research lead and we have good links with the Trust Research and Development department – trainees will be encourages and fully supported in any research projects.
  • Dr Eileen O’Sullivan is locality audit lead, Research and Audit participation and publication will be encouraged and supported. The trainer has a wealth of experience in both local and national audits being involved in at least 3 per year.
  • We have recently collaborated in the Hospital Liaison LP-Maestro national research project

 

Management opportunities:

  • The developing locality structure, and Dr Earle’s Medical Lead role, provide ample opportunity for service development project involvement and supervision. Dr Earle is currently chair of AWP Medical Leads group;  completing an MBA qualification and has certification in lean six sigma which is an ideal setting for a senior trainee to develop their management and leadership role
  • The trainee will be invited to attend management meetings.

 

Trainee Timetable example

The timetable below is an example only and would be adapted to meet the needs of the trainee.

   

AM

PM

Monday

 

Team handover and follow up calls

Doctors Academic Programme

Hospital/A & E assessments

Tuesday

Team Handover

Follow up OPD for liaison cases

Board rounds – general hospital

Teaching sessions for general hospital staff

Wednesday

Team handover

Ward based assessments (general hospital)

Liaison team meeting

Clinical Administration

1hr supervision with Consultant 4-5pm

 

Thursday

Clinical Special Interest

Clinical Special Interest

 

Friday

Non-clinical Special Interest

Non-clinical Special interest

On-Call:    1:15 west super senior on-call rota

Trainer Timetable example

   

AM

PM

Monday 

Consultants meeting (monthly)

Team Handover

Hospital Liaison

Doctors Academic Programme

Admin

SMT meeting monthly

Tuesday

Team handover

A & E assessments                                                      

 Quality and Standards meeting monthly

Clinical admin

Wednesday

Team handover

Admin

Liaison team meeting - monthly

liaison assessments – older adults

1hr supervision with Advanced trainee 4-5 pm

Thursday

Team handover

A & E assessments

SPA

Friday

Team handover

Administration/ urgent work

Junior supervision 12 -2pm

Medical lead work/ Audit/CPD

SPA

Possible Competencies to be acquired in the post according to the stage and need of the trainee:

  • Collaborative work with patients, their families and carers.
  • Working in partnership with our colleagues in General Hospital, Primary Care, social services, police
  • Developing specialist clinics e.g. Perinatal psychiatry
  • Knowledge and use of the Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act and DOLS .
  • Supervision of junior colleagues (GP trainees, F2  and Core psychiatry trainee doctors)
  • Taking responsibility for diary, making decisions about access to appropriate services, prioritising and delegating as appropriate.
  • Providing advice to MDT colleagues
  • Working together with colleagues to provide person-centred care to our patients
  • Supporting and contributing to service developments 
  • Meaningful Audit cycle participation
  • Development of management and leadership role
  • Development of a Teaching Portfolio
  • Meaningful use of non-clinical Special Interest time