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South West Division Retired Doctors


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

Dr Angela Rouncefield and Dr Paul Divall represent Retired Doctors on the South West Division Executive Committee. Contact can be made by forwarding an email to Karen Morgan.


"The State of the Nation" - Date TBC

This day is an opportunity for the retired (still working or not) and resting to hear about the current state of the world of psychiatry. There will be plenty of time for interaction and discussion and we hope that this day will be both entertaining and educative, giving benefit of valuable clinical CPD points, and the pleasure of social interaction with old and new friends. As always we have reserved some time to discuss the current situation regarding revalidation for the “orphaned” psychiatrist.

Guest speakers will include Doctors Keith Dudleston, (Retired Consultant Psychiatrist and Lead SOAD for the South West), Dominique Thompson, (Director of the University of Bristol Students’ Health Service (2010 – 17), currently Director of Buzz Consulting) and Joan Rutherford, (Chief Medical Member of the Mental Health Tribunal.) 


Peer Groups
To help colleagues find a suitable peer group, and if you have space in yours, it would be very helpful if you could let Dr Rouncefield and Dr Divall know via Karen Morgan so that we can put retired working doctors in touch with you.

For those doctors who are not in a peer group but would like to be put in touch with one please forward your details via Karen Morgan who will try and put you in touch with a group.

The South West Division put together four half day courses in 2014-16 specifically to meet the needs of retired or resting psychiatrists and we will be running a number of events again during 2017. We are aware that retired psychiatrists can feel isolated and bewildered especially by the prospects of revalidation. Many find jobs within organisations that can help e.g. SOADs in the CQC, but others are with no particular parent organisation. To give guidance and assist in the “careers” of retired Dr Paul Divall and Dr Angela Rouncefield, Leads for the events, hope to welcome you to these half day events, which are open to any psychiatrist who has retired from their substantive NHS post.

The topics will reflect what we believe to be the mainstream needs of psychiatrists who continue to offer help and advice, or are involved in activities such as Section 12 work. Each meeting will include a short update on revalidation, especially to hear members’ experiences and to share good or helpful practice.

SWDT are always willing to consider any events that are relevant to this group and any ideas can be forwarded to Karen Morgan for consideration.                  


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