Retired and resting psychiatrists

This page is for doctors who have retired, those approaching retirement and resting psychiatrists.

Dr Richard Laugharne represents Retired Doctors on the South West Division Executive Committee. Contact can be made by forwarding an email to the South West Division office.

Peer groups

To help colleagues find a suitable peer group, if you have space in yours it would be very helpful if you could let Dr Laugharne know via the South West Division office so that he can put retired working doctors in touch with you.

For those doctors who are not in a peer group and would like to be put in touch with one, please forward your details to Dr Laugharne via the South West Division office and he will try to put you in touch with a group.

Event programme

The South West Division usually hosts one or two CPD events per year, specifically to meet the needs of retired and resting psychiatrists. Our last event was held in January 2023 and we are currently finalising our 2024 programme.

We are aware that retired doctors can feel isolated and bewildered by the prospect of revalidation. To give guidance and assist in the further careers of retired doctors, Dr Laugharne welcomes you to these events which are open to any psychiatrists who has retired for their substantive NHS post, or indeed are considering retirement.

The topics reflect the mainstream needs of psychiatrists and a short update on revalidation. The event is also an excellent way to network with colleagues past and present, to hear member experiences and share good and practical advice.

SWDT are always willing to consider any events that are relevant to this group. If you have an idea for a suitable topic, or would like to lead one of these events, Dr Laugharne would like to hear from you and can be contacted via the South West Division office.

Retired doctors package

The South West Division Executive Committee is delighted to launch the Guidance for retired members and employer organisations. The South West Retired Doctors Working Group, led by Dr Richard Laugharne, has developed a practical package for doctors who have retired, are at the point of retirement or are considering retirement.

Read more to receive further information regarding a career in psychiatry