Professional Support for Doctors and Dentists in Training
The Professional Support Unit (PSU) aims to support all doctors and dentists in training whose performance may have been affected by circumstances that have arisen preventing progression throughout the training process, whether these circumstances are personal, training or work related.
The PSU provides a consistent, single point of access to expert advice, guidance and information to all parties involved in the management of medical and dental trainees.
A referral to the PSU is a non-punitive measure and remains confidential whilst enabling trainees within the East of England to access fully funded support including from external providers specialising in working with doctors.
Circumstances warranting a referral to the PSU vary widely, but primarily fall into one or more of the following categories:
Repeated exam failure, exam anxiety
Patient, public or individual safety concerns, referral to GMC/GDC, Trust investigation, Police cautions or convictions