Workforce, training and education
East of England

Why Train in the East of England for Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability?


The School of Psychiatry in the East of England aims to maintain the highest standards of training and education and provision of care with the welfare and safety of patients at the centre of everything we do.


There are 12 NTN's in Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability across the whole of the East of England. Each of the placements is able to fully deliver the range of experience, including specialty experience in Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability that you will require for your Higher Specialist Training and for its assessment.  All posts are approved for training by GMC.


 The size of the scheme ensures that training can be personalised to individual Trainee needs and Trainees are well supported with a strong emphasis on peer support and learning.


Clinically the posts cover a wide range of services and placements are chosen over the period of training to ensure that trainees are equipped with the skills and competencies to work as a consultant in modern specialist intellectual disability services. The actual clinical experience will be within multidisciplinary Community Intellectual Disability Teams, as well as in specialist teams and inpatient settings. There may also be the opportunity to do more specialised placements in the later years of training, in forensic intellectual disability and child intellectual disability.

Family-friendly training:  We support Less Than Full-Time Training by flexible interpretation of slot-sharing.


Local Education Providers (LEPs)


CPFT: Cambridge and Peterborough

ELFT: Bedford and Luton

HPFT: Hertfordshire,Essex,Norfolk

EPUT: Essex




Hertfordshire has 5 NTN post currently based at Hemel hempstead,Watford,Stevenage and East and north Herts

one post is at Eric shepherd forensic services which entail Learning disability Forensic uni(medium and low secure unit)based at Abbots langley and Radlett respectively.




Marlowes Health and Wellbeing Centre,Hemel Hempstead


Colne House ,Watford





Norfolk has one post based at Broadland clinic .Trainee will also have opportunity to have special interest session in neuroscience centre