We are a busy and dynamic faculty made up of all grades of psychiatrist and our Executive is passionate about training and engaging with its trainee members at every level.
You're the future of old age psychiatry, so we’ve put together some opportunities and useful information help you.
Q: Do I need to work in both General Adult and Old Age settings to meet the requirements of the 2017 liaison curriculum?
A: No. The 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.
Q: Do Liaison supervisors have to have Liaison endorsements?
A: 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.
(this includes the Annual Trainee Conference on 20 March)
We'd like to hear from you - what topics would you like to see covered in the meeting?
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Author: Claire Hilton
Summary: A comprehensive account of Barbara Robb and her campaign - Aid for the Elderly in Government Institutions (AEGIS).
Title: Marjorie Prime
Director: Michael Almereyda
Distributor: FilmRise 2017
Synopsis: Marjorie Prime is a provocative film on themes of ageing, loss and mortality. A service that provides holographic recreations of deceased loved ones allows a woman to come face-to-face with the younger version of her late husband.
Here you can find insights from fellow trainees.
- Why my role is not just about dementia and slippers – Dr Chloe Pickup myth-busts about her role as trainee in old age psychiatry
- Research can change the lives of future generations – Dr Ashwin Venkataraman, Clinical Research Fellow, talks about his research in dementia.
You can also find our video interviews with trainees at the bottom of the page.
Our higher trainee group (ST4-6) provides a forum for discussion of issues related to higher training, work and research. It feeds into the special advisory committee and executive committees.
The group meets at the breakfast meeting of the our annual residential meeting.
Chaired by Dr Alex Bailey, the committee is responsible for advising us on issues relating to training - from local issues - to making recommendations to the GMC on the curriculum.
Our goal is to improve your lives as trainee psychiatrists and we want to involve you as much as possible.
If you'd like to get involved with the committee, or have any questions (as a trainee or supervisor), please email Alex Bailey.
We especially want to find out where training is going well, and hear about innovations or excellent teaching programmes you’ve discovered.