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Higher Trainees - Faculty of General Adult Psychiatry

Psychiatry training info from General and Community Faculty



There is trainee representation on the Faculty Executive committee. The Psychiatric Trainees' Committee have a representative on the Faculty Executive and, from October 2008, there has been a higher trainee representative co-opted onto the Faculty Executive committee.


The higher trainee representative will be expected to attend the Faculty Executive meetings, get feedback from the general adult higher trainee peer group and provide them with updates, arrange a trainees' slot at the Faculty conference, and arrange an annual higher trainees' conference. It is expected that the term would be for one year, but the outgoing representative would remain involved initially during the handover process.


If people would like further information, please email.




Recent elections were held for the position as higher trainee representative and Dr Ashish Rana was elected as the new Higher Trainees’ Representative from November 2010.



Peer group

There is a peer group for higher trainees. To join the peer group, please email. If you have already joined and have a username and password, you can view messages and post further messages here.



Higher Trainees’ Conference 2011 - Report from Ashish Rana, Higher Trainee Representative

Following a very successful meeting in York in 2010, we chose Bristol for this year’s meeting in order to make it accessible for people all round the country. I am very happy to announce that most of the delegates ranked the day as ‘excellent’ in their feedback.  They have also suggested future topics and venues which will be taken into consideration while planning next meeting.


The Theme of the day was Squaring the circle: Improving services in times of austerity.  This, along with its programme and the useful networking opportunities, attracted the majority of trainees. Delegates not only enjoyed the great facilities of the Clifton Pavilion but were also able to stroll through Bristol Zoo after their lunch. They described it as a value for money event. Speakers included current and immediate past Chairs of the Faculty, the Registrar of the College, College Leads on Commissioning & Mental Health Strategy and the current Treasurer of the College.





If you have any suggestions for topics or venues, please contact the higher trainee representative.


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