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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

South West Division Training
South West Division Training



The Division, through SWDT, provides high quality postgraduate education for the personal development and continuing professional development of psychiatrists in the region.

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


SWDT EVENTS IN 2016 - 2017

  • Section 12 and Approved Clinician training courses - See our Section 12 and Approved Clinician Courses page

  • Spring and Autumn Biannual Meetings - To view the next event see our Biannual Meetings page

  • Retired and Resting Doctors Programme for 2016 - See our Retired Doctors page for further information for retired doctors and for current events see below:

    The final event in the South West Division's 2016 programme of half-day courses for retired and resting psychiatrists will be on Retirement Planning.  The event will be held at the Holiday Inn (Bristol Airport), A38 Bridgwater Road, Redhill, North Somerset, BS40 5RB.  The 2017 programme will be available shortly.

    Thursday 1 December 2016
    Retirement Planning
    Leaflet and application form


  • Research for Jobbing Psychiatrists Course
    23 February 2017- Tiverton Hotel (Best Western), Tiverton, EX16 4DB
    The NIHR (National Institute of Health Research) is the NHS research body, now 10 years old. It has revolutionised research delivery in the NHS and helped jobbing clinicians engage in research at different levels of intensity, from just recruiting one patient to a study to being a full Chief Investigator of a project.

    This course will explain how you can get involved in local and national research, enable clinicians to contact local research leads and give formal training in research governance necessary to be a local Principal Investigator for a study.

    The course is being jointly organised by RCPsych South West Division and NIHR Clinical Research Network: South West Peninsula, will be led by Dr Richard Laugharne, Consultant Psychiatrist, and Mike Visick, Research Delivery Manager.

Thursday 23 February 2017
Research for Jobbing Psychiatrists
Leaflet and application form
  • Neuropsychiatry Workshop
    31 March 2017 - Dartington Hall, Totnes
    Dr Giles Richards has once again put together a stimulating programme for this workshop, which is relevant to psychiatrists working in all specialties.  Speakers include:

    Dr Peter Carpenter
    Dr Alan Carson
    Dr Paul Johns
    Dr Lucy Lee
    Dr Rupert Noad
    Dr Tony Rao
    Dr Tim Wilkinson
    Prof Adam Zeman

    Friday 31 March 2017
    Neuropsychiatry Workshop
    Leaflet and application form


The SWDT programme is constantly being updated and the following courses are proposed for 2017: 

  • Retired Doctors Events
  • Social Media Course
  • Supervision Course
  • Physical Health Workshop
  • Risk Management Course


For information on any of the above courses please contact the Division office.

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.



The following are meetings that may be of interest to our Members in the South West Division:

  • PTC Return to Practice Conference, 21 November 2016
    RCPsych, 21 Prescot Street, London
    Further information: Return to Practice Flyer

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Note to users

We're currently experiencing some issues with our online events booking system. If you're not successful booking your place on an event, contact the South West Division office on 01761 463979, or email Angela Burge or Abigail Watts to book your place on an event.