Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry
This page is for trainees
and supervisors interested in the vibrant and diverse specialty of
Old Age Psychiatry.
The Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry is a busy and dynamic faculty
made up of all grades of psychiatrist. Our Executive
committee is passionate about training and engaging with its
trainee members at every level. We know you’re the future of
old age psychiatry, so we’ve put together some of the opportunities
and useful information available to trainees in old age
Specialty Advisory Committee
Chair: Dr Alex Bailey
The Specialty Advisory Committee is responsible for advising the
Faculty on issues relating to training, from local issues to making
recommendations to the GMC on the curriculum in old age
psychiatry. Our goal is to improve your lives as trainee
psychiatrists and we want to involve you as much as possible in the
way we achieve this.
If you want to get involved with the work of the SAC, please
contact please contact Tony Roche at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Alex Bailey at email@example.com.
We especially want to find out where training is going
well, and hear about innovations or excellent teaching
programmes you’ve discovered.
If you have any questions or want to raise an issue about
training or the curriculum (either as a trainee or a supervisor),
please contact Tony Roche at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Alex Bailey at email@example.com.
Choose Psychiatry videos
The College’s Choose Psychiatry recruitment campaign was a big
success. We want to ensure that potential trainees can continue to
get information about how hugely fulfilling and enjoyable a career
in old age psychiatry is. We've highlighted some videos which
feature our specialty.
The higher trainee group
The Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry Higher Trainee group ( ST4-6 /
CT4-6) provides a forum for the discussion of issues related to
higher training, work and research. The group meets twice a
year, usually at the Annual March Faculty Residential Meeting which
is and at the SpR/ST4-6/CT4-6 Higher Trainees Conference. To join
the group and contribute your ideas contact Dr Ayesha Bangash,
SpR/ST4-6/CT4-6 Group Representative by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Annual Old Age Higher Trainees National Conference
25 and 26 January 2018
Copthorne Hotel, Newcastle
This conference will explore clinical topics and recent
advancements in old age psychiatry. It will also be a fantastic
opportunity for networking and meeting other trainees.
Suitable for all professionals working in mental health.
To apply, please email a completed booking
form to email@example.com.
Deadline for application is 20 of December
Please direct enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other ways to get involved in the
The Faculty has a strong social media presence. Follow us on
twitter @RCPsychOldAge and let us know what you think.
As well as hearing from you directly, the Faculty are planning
to produce an ‘FAQ’ page for trainees and supervisors; got any
burning questions? It could be a question relating to the
curriculum or perhaps you’re unsure what the requirements are for
being a supervisor. Whatever your questions, please email them to
Apply for a Prize
There are a number of prizes open to trainees, including
the Mohsen Naguib Prize for the best short scientific paper, the
Philip Davis Prize essay on a broadly based clinical topic
relating to the care of the elderly mentally ill and the Poster
Presentation Prize for the best poster presentation.
Free online Training for
Trainees Online (TrOn) is free to RCPsych members.
It provides interactive learning modules, to support trainee
psychiatrists to prepare for the MRCPsych exams.
What makes people choose old age psychiatry? Read a selection of articles written by
If there are any books which you want to recommend to trainees,
we'd like to hear from you.
Please email email@example.com.
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