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Oxford School of Psychiatry

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The School of Psychiatry is responsible for managing all aspects of Core Psychiatry ( CT1 , CT2 and CT3 )
and Advanced Training in the psychiatric specialties ( ST4 onwards) in
Health Education England Thames Valley (previously Oxford Deanery).

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The specialties for which the School is responsible are:

  • Core Psychiatry
  • General Adult Psychiatry
  • Old Age Psychiatry
  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 
  • Psychiatry of Learning Disability
  • Forensic Psychiatry
  • Medical Psychotherapy

 

The School is accountable to the GMC  through its various Training Programme Directors for ensuring that:

  • Recruitment and appointment of trainees in the psychiatric specialties takes place according to the principles laid down by the GMC
  • Training posts in all specialties offer training of outstanding quality
  • Thorough and accurate assessment of the competencies of trainees occurs as required by the GMC  and that these competencies are recorded in portfolios
  • Teaching and training follow the College curricula for each specialty
  • Trainees in difficulty receive appropriate remedial training and other measures

 

Contact Information:

Head of School Dr Jane da Roza Davis
Regional Adviser Dr Jacqui Hussey
Associate Dean Prof Margot Gosney
Core Training Programme Director Dr Kezia Lange
General Adult Psychiatry TPD Dr Farooq Ahmad
Old Age Psychiatry TPD Dr Farooq Ahmad
Associate General Adult / Old Age TPD Dr Alastair Reid
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry TPD Dr Emma Fergusson
Learning Disability Psychiatry TPD Dr Tim Andrews
Forensic Psychiatry TPD Dr Thirumalai Srinivasan
Medical Psychotherapy TPD Dr Christopher Newrith
Specialty Manager Miss Jane Bishop
HEETV Administrator Miss Jan Harris

 

 

Core Psychiatry

Introduction

The programme provides 58 specialty training posts across the CT1 -3 years. These posts are provided by five NHS Trusts with training taking place at both hospital and community locations.  The Programme has close links with the University of Oxford through the University Department of Psychiatry based in Oxford. The programme supports Academic Clinical Fellows appointed by Integrated Academic Training (IAT) partnerships.  

Training Rotations:

The employing trusts on the rotation are:

  • Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust (for Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire posts)
  • Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (for Berkshire posts)
  • Central & Northwest London NHS Foundation Trust (for Milton Keynes posts)
  • Hertfordshire Partnership University Foundation Trust (Learning Disability posts)
  • Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust (for Learning Disability posts)
  • West London Mental Healthcare NHS Trust (for Broadmoor posts)


Placements are of six months' duration.  Rotation is on the first Wednesday of August and February each year.

Training Hospitals:

  • Warneford Hospital, Oxford
  • John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
  • Littlemore Mental Health Centre, Oxford
  • Prospect Park Hospital, Reading
  • Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading
  • Broadmoor Hospital, Crowthorne
  • Wokingham Community Hospital, Wokingham
  • The Campbell Centre, Milton Keynes
  • The Fulbrook Centre, Oxford

 

Related Sites:

Further details on these training providers and the sites of training are available on their websites:

 

General Adult and Old Age Psychiatry

Introduction

This joint programme, leading to a CCT in either General Adult or Old Age Psychiatry or Dual CCT, consists of 25 specialty training posts between the two specialties, across the  ST4 -6 years.  These posts are provided by two NHS Trusts. The Programme has close links with the University of Oxford through the Department of Psychiatry based in Oxford.

Training Rotations:

The employing trusts on the rotation are:

  • Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust (for Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire posts)
  • Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (for Berkshire posts)


Placements are normally of twelve months' duration, starting on the first Wednesday in August.  In recent years there has also been a small intake in February.  More than forty approved training placements are potentially available, providing a wide range of specialty and sub-specialty experience.

Training Hospitals:

  • Warneford Hospital, Oxford
  • Prospect Park Hospital, Reading
  • John Radcliffe Hospital Oxford
  • Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading

 

Related Sites:

Further details on these training providers and the sites of training are available on their websites:

 

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Introduction

This programme provides 7 single-specialty training posts across the ST4 -6 years, and 1 dual specialty post with Forensic Psychiatry (five years). These posts are provided by three NHS Trusts. The Programme has close links with the University of Oxford through the Department of Psychiatry based in Oxford.

Training Rotations:

The employing trusts on the rotation are:

  • Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust (for Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire posts)
  • Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (for Berkshire posts)
  • Central & Northwest London NHS Foundation Trust (for Milton Keynes posts)


Placements are of twelve months' duration, starting on the first Wednesday in August.

Training Hospitals:

  • Warneford Hospital, Oxford

 

Related Sites:

Further details on these training providers and the sites of training are available on their websites:

 

 

Psychiatry of Learning Disability

Introduction

This programme provides 5 specialty training posts across the ST4 -6 years. These posts are all within Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust.  Currently the rotation is based solely in Health Education Thames Valley for Oxford trainees.The Programme has close links with the University of Oxford through the Department of Psychiatry based in Oxford.

Training Rotations:

The employing trust for the rotation is:

  • Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust (for Oxford and Aylesbury posts)


Placements are of twelve months' duration, starting on the first Wednesday in August.

Training Hospitals:

  • Warneford Hospital, Oxford

 

Related Sites:

Further details on these training providers and the sites of training are available on their websites:

 

Forensic Psychiatry

Introduction

This programme provides 5 single-specialty training posts across the ST4 -6 years.  

Training Rotations:

The employing trust for the rotation is:

  • Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust (for both Oxford (Oxford Clinic) and Milton Keynes (Marlborough House) posts)


Placements are of twelve months' duration, starting on the first Wednesday in August.

Training Hospitals:

  • Warneford Hospital, Oxford

 

Related Sites:

Further details on these training providers and the sites of training are available on their websites:

 

Medical Psychotherapy

Introduction

This programme provides 3 single-specialty training posts across the ST4 -6 years.

Training Locations:

Trainees will normally be based at one location for the duration of training.  The employing trusts for the programme are:

  • Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust (2 posts, Oxford and Aylesbury)
  • Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (1 post, Ascot)


Placements are of twelve months' duration, starting on the first Wednesday in August.

Training Hospitals:

  • Warneford Hospital, Oxford

 

Related Sites:

Further details on these training providers and the sites of training are available on their websites:

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