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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 2014

  • Approved Clinician and Section 12 training courses at the Holiday Inn Bristol Airport, A38, Bristol
    See Approved Clinician page
  • An introduction to Medical Management and Leadership - 5 and 6 June 2014
    Holiday Inn Bristol Airport, Redhill, Bristol
    This course is being led by Dr Harvey Rees, Deputy Medical Director and experienced Consultant Psychiatrist who daily deals with a wide variety of organisational and management issues.
    There will be presentations from other senior managers and executives within NHS Trusts will be included in the programme to give delegates an insight into how the NHS functions.   

    The aim is to equip psychiatrists with the necessary managerial and leadership knowledge, understanding and skills needed to fulfil the diverse roles of a Consultant within the NHS.

    You can book by completing the application leaflet and forwarding with your cheque, by credit or debit card by contacting the office on the number below or online:

    Introduction to Medical Management and Leadership

  • Adults with Asperger - management after diagnosis - 23 September - Holiday Inn Bristol Airport, Redhill, Bristol
    Dr Peter Carpenter is once again leading this course that was introduced last year.   

    He has worked with adults with Autism Spectrum Conditions of all abilities for many years,  has a wealth of experience in this field and has been closely involved in the regional and national developments in this area.  For part of this course he will be joined by members of the Bristol Autism Specialist Service. 
    This course will help general psychiatrists plan how to manage patients they diagnose as having Asperger Syndrome.
    You can book by completing the application leaflet and forwarding with your cheque, by credit or debit card by contacting the office on the number below or online:

    Adults with Asperger - Management after diagnosis

  • Retired Doctors Programme for 2014
    Holiday Inn Bristol Airport, A38, Bristol
  • The South West Division has put together half day courses in 2014 specifically to meet the needs of retired or resting psychiatrists. 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 2013 to Autumn 2014. 

    There will be a nominal charge for each event to cover lunch and administrative charges.


    We are able to offer the following topics and dates in 2014 for your diaries:


    14 July, 10:00 – 14:30                             Treatments Update - coming soon

    4 September, 12:30 – 16:30                  Mental Health Legislation Update - coming soon

    15 December, 10:00 – 14:30                 Risk Assessment and Management - coming soon


    The topics have been chosen to 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.
    If you wish to attend you can book by completing the application leaflet attached to each event and send in with your cheque, pay by credit or debit card over the phone or you can book online - the online booking will be available shortly.

  • SWDT Programme
    The programme is being updated regularly.


For information on any of the above courses please contact:

Angela Burge:

James Gregory:

Abigail Watts:

Tel: 01761 463979          

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