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Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry Trainees

There is a variety of trainee courses, prizes and resources to support Old Age Psychiatry trainees.

Join the Higher Trainee group

The Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry Higher Trainee group (SPR/ST4-6/CT4-6) meets twice a year, usually at the Annual Residential Meeting and at the SpR/ST4-6/CT4-6 Higher Trainees Conference. The group provides a forum for the discussion of issues related to higher training, work and research. 

To join the group and contribute your ideas contact Dr Ayesha Bangash, SpR/ST4-6/CT4-6 Group Representative on email:

Join the google group

Apply for a Prize

There are a number of prizes open to trainees, including the: Mohsen Naguib Prize for the best short scientific paper, the Philip Davis Prize essay on a broadly based clinical topic relating to the care of the elderly mentally ill and the Poster Presentation Prize for the best poster presentation.

Free online Training for members

Trainees Online (TrOn) is free to RCPsych members. It provides interactive learning modules, to support trainee psychiatrists to prepare for the MRCPsych exams. 

training advice and support

RCPsych Training and Workforce Unit support its trainees progress through training from entry to the final stages of CCT, CESR CP and CESR recommendations to the GMC. 

Liaison accreditation FAQs

Do I need to work in both Adult and Old Age settings to meet the requirements of the 2016 Liaison curriculum?

No. The 2016 Liaison Curriculum applies to both General and Old Age Psychiatry trainees, but the emphasis is different. A trainee may mostly see patients under the age of 65, but is expected to have some knowledge of old age conditions such as dementia and delirium.

Do Liaison supervisors have to have Liaison endorsements?

No. Clinical and Education supervisors for Liaison Psychiatry placements don’t have to have endorsement. The local Head of School decides whether they have the skills needed, but a supervisor without an endorsement should be in a Liaison post for a year before supervising higher trainees in Liaison placement.

You can find more information about this in the Speciality Training FAQs.


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