Higher specialist psychiatry trainees can choose to work towards a CCT in more than 1 subspecialty of psychiatry in various combinations (as below). This extends the required training time, but has the advantage of trainees gaining wider competencies than in a single CCT and have often been popular options. Availability for dual training depends on the circumstances of the rotation at the time - but please feel free to contact the Programme Directors of the individual specialties to discuss further.
Note that entry into dual training is (as usual) via competitive interview; it is not possible to convert to dual training from within the training programme without re-applying. It is, though, possible to end dual training early with a single CCT providing all the appropriate competencies and experience for that specialty have been met.
Currently available dual training programmes in the East of England are:
General Adult Psychiatry & Psychiatry of Old Age, 4 years
General Adult Psychiatry & Medical Psychotherapy, 5 years
General Adult Psychiatry & Forensic Psychiatry, 5 years
Forensic Psychiatry & Medical Psychotherapy, 5 years
Forensic Psychiatry & Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 5 years
Psychiatry of Learning Disability & Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 5 years.