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.
Please note that we are currently unable to take payment
by phone. You may find it easier and quicker to use the
online system below or send a cheque with an application
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
- Retired and Resting Doctors Programme for 2016
- See our Retired Doctors page
for further information for retired doctors and for current events
The South West Division has put together the following programme of
half day courses specifically to meet the needs of retired and
resting psychiatrists and the events are held at the
Holiday Inn (Bristol Airport), A38 Bridgwater Road,
Redhill, North Somerset, BS40 5RB. The 2017
programme will be available in the autumn.
Introduction to Psychiatric
4 October 2016 - Coombe Lodge, Blagdon, North
There has been a recent revival in interest in Medical Ethics,
which has particular relevance for Psychiatrists. Mental
Health Care involves complex decision-making, often balancing an
assessment of a person’s capacity to make autonomous decisions and
perceived duties to society at large. It is very difficult to rely
on codified legal instruments for help in specific cases.
This course explores the historical background to Psychiatric
Ethics and provides a basic ethical framework for psychiatrists to
use in everyday clinical practice.
The event will be led by Dr Brian Robinson, Consultant
Psychiatrist and Dr Nicola Taylor, Consultant Psychiatrist.
You can apply by downloading the leaflet and forwarding to the
office with a cheque, pay online below or contact the office to pay
by credit or debit card.
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
Further information and online booking will be
The SWDT programme is constantly
being updated and the following courses are proposed for
- Risk Management Course
- Physical Health Workshop
For information on any of the above courses please contact
Burge or Abigail Watts.
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:
- ISPS UK Residential
Conference, 7 - 8 September 2016
Centre, Streatham Campus, University of Exeter
ISPS Flyer, Call for
- PTC Return to Practice
Conference, 21 November 2016
RCPsych, 21 Prescot Street, London
Further information: Return to Practice
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