Support for trainees
To contact the Psychiatrists' Support Service please telephone:
020 7245 0412 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Trainees may receive support from
their clinical and educational supervisors, College tutors,
Training programme directors, Directors of medical education and
Heads of School. In addition, the local deaneries often have their
own support structures in place which trainees can access. This
varies from deanery to deanery. Listed below are some of the
services available from each deanery. If you are aware of further
resources, please e-mail us at email@example.com and we can ensure
that these are added on to the site to benefit other trainees.
East Midlands Workforce Deanery
There is a Deanery
training support unit which offers confidential support to
trainees in difficulty. There is access to external sources of
support in the form of: coaching, counselling, language support,
dyslexia, neuro-linguistic programming, occupational health, career
management, communication workshops and educational psychology. The
self referral telephone number is: 0115 8468179
There is career
guidance and support with career planning available. There
are workshops which are run to help doctors make decisions about
their careers. There is an online medical school career handbook
aimed at junior doctors and medical students.
East of England Deanery
Trainees in difficulty
can contact Dr Margaret Murphy and those looking for careers
support can contact the relevant person from the careers
Mednet is a self-referral service for those living or working
within area covered by London Deanery and KSS Deanery. MedNet
provides doctors and dentists with confidential consultations,
advice about their careers, emotional support, and when needed,
access to other expert help. This may include more
specialised psychotherapeutic interventions (which embrace all the
mainstream modalities of psychotherapy), or specialised psychiatric
advice. It is staffed by Consultant Psychiatrists in
Tel: 020 8938 2411
The Practitioner Health
Programme is a service for those living within London who
experience mental or physical health concerns or addiction problems
that impact on work.
Tel: 0203 049 4505
Website: Practitioner Health
There is also a coaching and mentoring
service in London deanery.
London trainees can contact the Head of
School, Dr Michael Maier, for careers advice.
KSS trainees can contact
Joan Reid for careers advice.
There is also a
careers unit available in the Deanery whichl offers one-to-one
and group career support sessions.
Tel: 020 7866 3230
is a clinical service for all doctors and dentists in Northern
deanery. They provide short term support and treatment to those who
develop psychological or emotional problems. There are workshops,
educational seminars and lectures and access to individual
Tel: 0191 230 0043
Trained mentors are also available in dentistry, primary and
secondary care within the Deanery.
Dr. Alistair Thomson
Associate Post Graduate Dean
Mrs Christine Waddelove
Senior Careers Adviser
Tel: 0151 285 4700 / 4701
Careers support is available for local trainees.
For more generic careers
advice, trainees can contact Mike Wilson, NDFS Careers Lead , Tel:
(0191) 222 8898, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
North West Deanery
There is an online
resource for careers support. Careers Information and
Advice for trainees can be provided by Educational Supervisors,
Supervising Consultants, College/ Specialty Tutors, Directors of
Medical Education and Postgraduate Centre Managers.
In addition, Health Education North West has a dedicated,
qualified careers team who work in conjunction with trust staff to
develop careers education, information, advice and guidance for you
and to help you with all aspects of your career planning process.
It’s possible to have a one-to-one session with a member of the
careers team if you are referred from your educational supervisor,
clinical tutor, foundation staff etc.
information, or for one to one advice sessions contact
Medic Support is a service funded by Oxford Deanery where
trainees can self-refer if they are struggling with work related or
June Dent, Consultant Clinical Psychologist - email:
Tel: Secretary 01865
Philip Roys, Consultant Adult Psychotherapist - email:
There is also a
career development unit
which offers one-to-one support for doctors and
dentists who need help with their professional development due
to, for example, difficulties at work or training progress being
significantly slower than expected.
Yorkshire and the Humber Deanery
There is information online
There is a counselling service for trainees working in North,
West and East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire
Address: 19 Clarendon PLace, Leeds LS2 9JY
Tel: 0113 343 4642
There is a counselling service for trainees working in South
Address: Workplace Wellbeing, 30 Wilkinson Street, Sheffield
Tel: 0114 226 1810
There is a
Professional Support Unit which
supports all doctors in training whose performance and career
progress has been affected in some way.
Tel: 029 2068 7417
are the first point of contact for assistance, guidance and
feedback on the educational and career development process.
Specialty Training School, College Tutors and Programme Directors
provide the next level of support. The Postgraduate Organiser (PGO)
can be approached if there is a career issue that cannot be
resolved at these initial stages.
The Deanery Careers Team
can help if trainees have serious doubts about your career choice
or progress and it is possible to self refer.
West Midlands Workforce Deanery
Professional Support Unit (PSU) provides a holistic and
collaborative approach in addressing concerns raised whilst
ensuring that patient safety, the safety of the referred trainee
and others is not compromised. The PSU supports trainees, trainers
and other healthcare professionals throughout this process with the
aim of ensuring that each referred trainee receives the required
support and development.
Anyone involved with a trainees educational programme can refer
a trainee to the PSU. All referrals should be discussed with the
Trainees can self refer to Phoenix Psychology for counselling
Telephone: 0845 8380952
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