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

 

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

  • Section 12 and Approved Clinician training courses - See our Section 12 and Approved Clinician page
  • Spring and Autumn Biannual Meetings - see our Biannual Meetings web page
     
  • Adults with Asperger - management after diagnosis - 23 September - Coombe Lodge, Blagdon, North Somerset 
    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

  • An Introduction to Psychiatric Ethics and Recent GMC Guidance - 14 October - Coombe Lodge, Blagdon, North Somerset
    There has been a recent revival in interest in Medical Ethics. This revival 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 one day introductory course explores the historical background to Psychiatric Ethics and provides a basic ethical framework for psychiatrists to use in everyday clinical practice.  The course combines provocative presentations, large and small group discussions and individual case-based exercises.
    The afternoon session will incorporate a General Medical Council (GMC) programme designed for doctors to have better awareness and understanding of GMC guidance, to assist them practicing in a manner that protects patients.  This session will focus on applying and using a range of GMC guidance in mental health practice, particularly good medical practice, raising concerns, leadership and management, confidentiality, consent and doctor’s use of social media.

    Finally there will be an opportunity to reflect on the issues considered during the day and take away a reflective account for your learning and development. 

    The course combines provocative presentations, large and small group discussions and individual case-based exercises.

    This course will be led by Dr Brian Robinson. 
    You can book by completing the application leaflet and forwarding with your cheque or by credit or debit card by contacting the office on the number below.  Online booking will be available shortly

  • Transition to the Consultant Role - 26 November - Coombe Lodge, Blagdon, North Somerset
    This course has been set up to help advanced trainees who are preparing to take on their first consultant role and consultants who have been appointed in the last 5 years. It seeks to address the common anxieties experienced by the majority of doctors moving into this role. Participants will be able to share and explore their experiences in a safe environment and learn from other doctors who have roles in medical education and management and some who are going through this transition.
    This course, developed by Dr Rob Macpherson, will include speakers from the Royal College of Psychiatrists, a leading regional psychotherapist, a Medical Director, and Clinical Director. A newly appointed consultant will be sharing ‘what they should have known’ to focus on the early pitfalls that can occur, and a trainee will present their perspective.
    Everyone involved will bring a great deal of expertise to this exciting and informative day.
    The course has been adapted to provide two workshops which all delegates will attend, addressing working with management and dealing with adverse events.
    You can book by completing the application leaflet and forwarding with your cheque or by credit or debit card by contacting the office on the number below.  Online booking will be available shortly

  • Retired Doctors Programme for 2014
    Holiday Inn (Bristol Airport), Redhill, 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 have 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 offer the following topics and dates in 2014 for your diaries:

     

    4 September, 12:30 – 16:30                 Mental Health Legislation Update -
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    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, or pay by credit or debit card over the phone.

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For information on any of the above courses please contact Angela BurgeJames Gregory or Abigail Watts, Tel: 01761 463979

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.

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