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South West Division Retired Doctors


This page is for doctors who have retired and those approaching retirement. 

Dr Angela Rouncefield and Dr Paul Divall represent Retired Doctors on the South West Division Executive Committee. Contact can be made by forwarding an email to Abigail Watts.

  • Peer Groups
    To help colleagues find a suitable peer group if you have space in yours it would be very helpful if you could let Dr Rouncefield and Dr Divall know via Abigail Watts so that we can put retired working doctors in touch with you.

    For those doctors who are not in a peer group but would like to be put in touch with one please forward your details via Abigail Watts who will try and put you in touch with a group.

  • Training Events
    The SWDT programme includes a number of events that are open to Retired Doctors for CPD.   

  • Retired Doctors Programme for 2015/16
    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 a number of events again during 2015-16. 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.

    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.

    The following events will be held at the Holiday Inn (Bristol Airport), A38 Bridgwater Road, Redhill, North Somerset, BS40 5RB:

    Monday 7 December 2015 - Transitions
    Wednesday 20 January 2016 - Revalidation Update
    Wednesday 13 April 2016 - Treatments Update
    Monday 5 September 2016 - Interfaces
    Thursday 1 December 2016 - Retirement Planning

    Further information on how to book can be found on the SWDT page.

    SWDT are always willing to consider any events that are relevant to this group and any ideas can be forwarded to Abigail Watts for consideration. 


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