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Trent Division




News and Updates

The Summer 2014 edition of the Trent Division eNewsletter has now been published.  If you would like to contribute an article, advertise an event or share your views with the membership please contact Nikki or Sue in the Divisional Office. 


About the Trent Division

The Trent Division of the Royal College of Psychiatrists covers the following areas: Barnsley, Doncaster, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Rotherham, Sheffield and the South Humber.

This is a large geographical area stretching from Sheffield in the north, to Leicester in the south, and from the Pennines in the west to the Lincolnshire coast and the Wash in the east. There are three medical schools in the Division at Sheffield, Nottingham and Leicester.

The Trent Division Executive Committee meets every three months at different venues within the region, and an Annual Conference with a substantial academic content takes place once a year.  The Annual Conference is open to all Members and Associates of the Division - it has CPD approval and includes various prizes and competitions.

The Executive Committee of the Trent Division is particularly keen to encourage CPD and Affiliateship, and fully supports the College in its drive against stigma. 

Executive Committee

Member Year of joining Position
Dr Christopher Rusius 2013 (E) Chair
Dr Paul Boston 2011 (E) Financial Officer
Dr Navjot Ahluwalia 2013 (A) Addictions Faculty
Dr Zarar Ahmed 2013 (EX) PTC Rep
Dr Hemant Bagalkote 2011 (A) Rehab & Social Psychiatry Faculty
Dr Navjot Bedi 2012 (A) Eating Disorders Section
Dr Darran Bloye 2014 (C) Education Training and Standards Committee Rep
Dr Deborah Chaloner 2013 (EX) Immediate Past Chair
Dr Arun Chopra 2012 (A) Public Education Officer
Dr Christopher Clark 2014 (A) Forensic Psychiatry Faculty
Dr Subodh Dave 2014 (C) Committee Member
Prof. Thomas Dening 2013 (A) Academic Psychiatry Faculty
Dr Satheesh Gangadharan 2012 (A) Learning Disability Psychiatry Faculty
Dr Avinash Hiremath 2013 (A) Regional Adviser
Dr Waqqas Khokhar 2012 (EX) PTC Rep
Dr Renuka Lazarus 2013 (E) Committee Member
Dr Lawrence Martean 2012 (EX) PTC Rep
Dr Mangesh Marudkar 2013 (C) Committee Member
Dr Paul McCormick 2014 (A) Regional Adviser
Dr Amulya Nadkarni 2013 (E) Committee Member
Dr Saeed Nazir 2011 (A) Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Faculty
Dr Gillian Pinner 2012 (A) Regional Adviser
Dr Anandamandiram Ramakrishnan 2013 (E) Vice Chair
Dr Michelle Shepherd 2014 (C) Committee Member
Dr Sridevi Sira Mahalingappa 2013 (A) Liaison Psychiatry Faculty
Dr Neelam Sisodia 2012 (A) Perinatal Psychiatry
Dr Simon Taylor 2011 (A) CPDRC
Dr Helena Vassiliadis 2013 (A) Psychotherapy Faculty
Dr Yennunanda Vishnu Gopal 2013 (A) General & Community Psychiatry Faculty

Approved minutes from Trent Division Executive Committee Meetings (member login required). 

Details of current Trent Division vacancies

How to contact us

Royal College of Psychiatrists
Trent Division
Vancouver House
111 Hagley Road
B16 8LB

Tel: 0121 452 5120
Fax: 0121 452 5121


Further details about the Division, its Executive Committee, future meetings and events can be obtained from Sue Corfield or Nikki Davies.

Dates of Executive Committee Meetings

Wednesday, 29 January 2014 (RA and RSR meeting to follow) Leicestershire
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 (to include Annual Strategy Meeting) Nottinghamshire
Wednesday, 9 July 2014 (RA and RSR meeting to precede) Derbyshire
Wednesday, 5 November 2014 Sheffield

Trent Division Annual Conference

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Hilton East Midlands Airport Hotel

Conference Flyer

Registration Form

Conference Programme

Other Events

Postgraduate Medical Education Annual Conference - 18-19 September 2014, RCPsych, London

This is a 2 day conference aimed at trainers, educational supervisors and new consultants interested in medical education in Psychiatry.  Get up to date with key educational issues such as managing trainees in difficulty, see the new Trainees Online learning modules and support your trainees and specialty doctors in developing the skills to pass the CASC.

Keynote speaker: Dr Simon Newell, Vice President for Training & Assessment, Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health


The RCPsych Postgraduate Medical Education Annual Conference is a great opportunity to meet trainers and trainees from across the country and participate in discussions to develop Psychiatry Training for the future.


The preliminary programme and booking form is available now: Book your place now.


Adults with Asperger - Management after Diagnosis - 23 September 2014, Coombe Lodge, Blagdon, North Somerset


Dr Peter Carpenter has put together an excellent agenda for the day and for part of this course he will be joined by members of the Bristol Autism Specialist Service.  He has worked with adults with Autism Spectrum Conditions of all abilities for many years,  has a wealth of experience in this field and has been closely involved in the regional and national developments in this area. 

This course will help general psychiatrists plan how to manage patients they diagnose as having Asperger Syndrome.

You can book online, or by completing the application leaflet and forwarding with your cheque, or by credit/debit card via the South West divisional office on 01761 463 979.


RCPsych Sustainability Summit “Environment, Society and Health” - 1 October 2014, RCPsych, London

This Summit will bring mental health professionals together from across the UK, who have an interest in sustainability. This Summit will discuss the future of mental health services in relation to the economic, environmental and social resources needed to maintain high quality services.

The event is free, if you would like to register please book a free ticket. For any queries, please contact:

StartWell Launch Event: supporting consultants in their first five years - 16 October 2014, RCPsych, London

A new College initiative to support consultants in their first five years in post. The initiative covers 6 elements: making connections; continuous learning; using support effectively; personal resilience; clinical leadership and career development. If you are a newly appointed consultant, or in a division and want to support new consultants, contact Nikki Cochrane for further details and to book a place.



Useful Links

Service User and Carer Links

Routes to Specialist Registration - Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR) - Article 14

Psychiatrists' Support Service - an innovative service for members of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.  Any Member wishing to support psychiatrists in difficulties should contact us. Full training will be provided

Section 12(2), Approved Clinician Status and DOLS - East Midlands and Yorkshire

Assessors for the College on Advisory Appointment Committees

If you have been a consultant for more than three years, would you be interested in representing the College as an Assessor on Advisory Appointment Committees (AACs)? Assessors are crucial to ensure good practice is maintained at all AACs and to provide a constructive assessment of applicants' expertise for the post. For full details on the role and how to become an Assessor, please contact or visit this web page.


The Division Office is committed to providing members with a fast and efficient service and to enable this to happen members are encouraged to keep their contact details up to date – particularly their email addresses - as this is the main method of communication.   Please let us know if your contact details change.

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