Eating Disorder Credential Pilot Trainers

  • Status : One Year
  • Salary : 0.25 PAs per week
  • Closing date : 08/08/2022

The Royal College of Psychiatrists is an early adopter of the General Medical Council’s Credential Framework and as a result of this has had the opportunity, in partnership with Health Education England, to develop and pilot a credential in Eating Disorders.

It has been recognised that the skills to deliver high quality Eating Disorders treatment are required not only in psychiatry but across many medical specialties, particularly General Practice, Paediatrics and acute Medicine. These psychiatric skills are unique and could be evidenced by awarding a post-CCT credential. This not only provides clinical assurance, but also raises the profile and importance of integrating physical and psychiatric skills across medicine.

The credential is designed for consultants who have been awarded a CCT in any medical speciality, although we anticipate this will be of particular interest to psychiatrists, GPs, paediatricians and physicians who and are working in settings where patients with Eating Disorders are presenting.  We are also working with the Royal College of Occupational Therapists, the British Dietetic Association and Health Education England as part of the pilot process to consider how best to expand this offer to other health care professionals working at consultant level practice in eating disorders.

It is important to note that at this stage participants will not be formally awarded the credential via the GMC’s specialist register as the GMC is yet to determine its fully approved route for credentials. However, once the credential has been undertaken, a certificate will be presented by the RCPsych to state that the applicant has completed the credential pilot, and we will continue to work with the GMC to meet their requirements for approval in due course.

In order for this Credential Pilot to be successful we require the support of trainers.

We are looking to recruit Eating Disorder Consultants who have experience in Clinical Supervision.

As this is a HEE funded project we are only looking for trainers based in England.

The role is a minimum of 20 hours of clinical supervision over a period of 12 months.

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