Workforce, training and education
East of England

Core Training at North Essex (now part of Essex Partnership University Trust)


Core Psychiatry Training in North Essex will offer you experience in wide variety of clinical settings and specialties ensuring full coverage of the RCPsych curriculum. We have active academic, research, clinical links with UCL, Norwich Medical School and Anglia Ruskin University.

The scheme is organised around three main localities: Harlow (West), Chelmsford (Mid) and Colchester (North East). You will have weekly half day teaching programme organised an all these three areas with well-established links with local Postgraduate Medical Centres and acute hospitals. All these Essex towns have excellent road and rail connections with London.  Essex is well known for excellent schools, relatively lower living costs and friendly diverse communities

Apart from General Adult and Old Age Psychiatry services, NEP provides Addictions Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Mental Health, Perinatal Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Criminal Justice Mental Health Services. NEP services also include a Low Secure Unit and a Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit.

The weekly MRCPsych course is organised jointly with South Essex at Postgraduate Medical Institute, Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford

We have an excellent Psychotherapy training programme led by two Consultants in Medical psychotherapy, with regular Balint Groups, seminars and supervision groups. You will have opportunities to gain experience in Psychodynamic therapy, CBT and other short term talking therapies during your Core Training.

We appreciate transition from Foundation year to Core Training could be stressful. You will be well supported by a senior trainee mentor and our excellent medical staffing team apart from your allocated clinical and educational supervisors

As a Core Trainee you will have opportunities to be involved in teaching medical students and Foundation Year trainees.

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