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South West Division Training (SWDT)

Why not make SWDT part of your Personal Development Plan?

The following events are considered suitable for CPD subject to the agreement of the individual's peer group.

Courses for 2015

  • Retired Doctors Programme for 2015
    Venue and dates to be confirmed
  • The South West Division put together four half day courses in 2014 specifically to meet the needs of retired or resting psychiatrists and we will be running the events during 2015. We are aware that retired psychiatrists can feel isolated and bewildered especially by the prospects of revalidation. Many find jobs within organisations that can help e.g. SOADs in the CQC, but others are with no particular parent organisation. To give guidance and assist in the “careers” of retirees Dr Paul Divall and Dr Angela Rouncefield, Leads for the events, hope to welcome you to these half day events, which are open to any psychiatrist who has retired from their substantive NHS post (you do not have to meet the College’s requirements for reduced fees) providing you attend 2 of the 3 biannual meetings from Autumn 2014 to Autumn 2015. 

    There will be a nominal charge for each event to cover administration, refreshments and lunch .

    The topics will reflect what we believe to be the mainstream needs of psychiatrists who continue to offer help and advice, or are involved in activities such as Section 12 work. Each meeting will include a short update on revalidation, especially to hear members’ experiences and to share good or helpful practice.

  • How to get the consultant job you've always wanted - 11 February
    Coombe Lodge, Blagdon, North Somerset, BS40 7RE
    This course will appeal to  ST5-6 doctors looking to apply for their first consultant post and Consultants, Affiliate Specialists and Staff Grade Doctors applying for a new post.

    We are fortunate to have Dr Guy Undrill, Regional Advisor for the Severn Deanery and RCPsych Education and Training Committee Representative, as the Curriculum Co-ordinator.   Dr Undrill will be teaching on the course and has a great deal of experience in the recruitment of doctors in psychiatry.  During the afternoon delegates will take part in a mock interview with an expert panel of doctors, HR personnel and directors who are all experienced interview panel members.
    Please note this course is limited to 16 delegates

    You can apply by completing the leaflet and sending to the SW Division Office with your cheque, pay by credit or debit card by contacting the office or apply online using the link below:

    How to get the consultant job you've always wanted 

  • Workshop - Understanding Adult ADHD - 19 March
    Future Inn, Bristol
    Dr Ovais Badat has once again put together this excellent one day Workshop. There will be talks in the morning with two workshops to attend during the afternoon, finishing with a debate on:
    ' Is ADHD in adults being over-diagnosed?'
    Speakers to  include:
    Dr Ulrich Muller; Dr Phillip Asherson; Dr Susan Young; Dr James Kustow and Dr Peter Mason.
    Workshop Facilitators :
    Dr Ovais Badat; Dr Susan Young and Mark Pitts
    Leaflet and joining instructions will be available shortly.

  • The SWDT programme is constantly being updated and the following courses are proposed for 2015:
    An introduction to Psychiatric Ethics
    Social Media Course
    Risk Management Course
    Physical Health Workshop
    Supervision Course
    Medico Legal Course
    Further details and leaflets will be available in the New Year


For information on any of the above courses please contact Angela BurgeJames Gregory or Abigail Watts
Tel: 01761 463979
South West Division Office
Coombe Lodge
North Somerset  BS40 7RG (Sat Nav: BS40 7RE)


We are continually improving our programme to better meet your needs, so please do let us know if there are any subjects you would like to be included in the future.

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