How to refer to the PSW
The Professional Support and Well-being (PSW) service is a referral based service.
We are currently changing our referral process to make it easier to access the service.
|Educator Referral||Self-referral for doctors, dentists and pharmacists in training|
|Referrals to the the PSW can be made by either the clinical or educational supervisor, Training Programme Director (TPD) or Head of School (HoS). Input from a senior educator helps us to ensure an appropriate and effective action plan is in place. A referral from an educator can also help to ensure that the trainee is well supported if they are required to attend support sessions outside of the work environment or, should any local support need to be put in place.||Self-referrals for exam support have been in place since 2018. Since Covid-19, self-referrals to the PSW can also be made as for all concerns now. The PSW always encourages to have a conversation with at least one educator if possible as they can support you more closely, although this is not mandatory.|
What to expect
Once a referral has been received by the PSW Admin team, the referral will be reviewed in triage within 5 working days. With the exception of an exam support referral, a case manager meeting will be arranged, with the view to be seen in 3 weeks, unless there is a need to be seen sooner.
A follow up meeting will be discussed in the meeting and agreed follow up period will be decided with the case manager.
Following the meeting, any onward referrals will be arranged. A record of the meeting will be shared with you and there will an opportunity to comment. We ask that actions/specific outcomes are shared with the Educational Supervisor and/or Training Programme Director.
For exam support, onward referrals will be decided after receiving an email as long as they meet the criteria; for exam support, a meeting will only be arranged for clarification and will be with the PSW admin team.
Old Referral forms
Below are the PSW forms - these will remain on the site for now and download if this is the preferred method for a referral, or click the links above.