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East of England

Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust - Higher Specialist Training in General Adult Psychiatry



Higher Training Programme Director (General Adult):  Dr David Middleton,

Core Training Programme Director, and Director of Medical Education:   Dr Vivek Agarwal, 

ipswich_marina_2.jpgAt Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, as a higher trainee, you will be working in a beautiful part of the country with over 90 miles of unspoilt coastline, fantastic countryside, the unique Broads National Park, internationally important nature reserves, and picturesque market towns – a perfect work-life balance and rated among the top regions in the country to raise a family ( Whilst enjoying the benefits of country living, the vibrant student city of Norwich isn’t far away and both counties have benefited significantly from infrastructure spending on improving the road/rail networks to London.


The higher training rotation is divided regionally around Norfolk, East - and West Suffolk and trainees are offered the choice to remain in an area or move depending on their preferences.


hellesdon_20170413.jpgThe rotation offers exposure to both inpatient and community-based general psychiatry placements, but also the opportunity to enjoy sub-speciality placements in Forensic Psychiatry, Psychogeriatric, CAMHS, Perinatal Psychiatry, Addictions (Norfolk).  

This is also the opportunity to work in a rapidly developing, multidisciplinary Liaison Psychiatry Department at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital. There is clinical exposure to inpatient and ED psychiatry as well as the opportunity to become involved in bespoke outpatient services linked to ITU and other hospital department, leading to an RCPsych Endorsement in Liaison Psychiatry. This post also offers opportunities for development of leadership and management skills in the form of experience in writing business cases and interfacing with the acute hospital and STPs for discussions regarding commissioning of services. The service includes two full time clinical psychologists thus offering the opportunity for trainees to further enhance skills in psychological formulations and therapies.

Trainees are encouraged to explore Special Interest sessions in any of the sub-specialities as well as research/quality improvement projects through its links with Cambridge University and the University of East Anglia. There are also opportunities to take key roles in mentoring and undergraduate teaching.


For further details please contact Vivek Agarwal or David Middleton on the email addresses above.


Monday, 17 December, 2018
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