Regional Teaching


This page gives details of regional training available to core and higher trainees in the East of England.

Please click on the buttons below for details, and relevant documents (such as teaching programme where available) are near the bottom of this page.

Note that the previous venue for training at Block 14, Ida Darwin, is being phased out so keep an eye out for the new locations !

For more specific (non-recurring) trainee opportunities, please see the separate page here


Core training - Clinical skills (updated for 2020)

Core Training- Clinical Skills in Psychiatry Training

Clinical Skills in Psychiatry Training sessions are for Foundation Year Trainees, GP trainees and Core Psychiatry trainees.  They focus on the common clinical scenarios encountered in Psychiatry, General Practice and other clinical specialties.  These sessions should particularly be attended throughout core training. 


For the first half of 2020:

25.02 The Hall, Block 20, Ida Darwin
17.03 The Hall, Block 20, Ida Darwin   Cancelled due to coronavirus

28.04 The Hall, Block 20, Ida Darwin
19.05 The Hall, Block 20, Ida Darwin
16.06 The Hall, Block 20, Ida Darwin
14.07 The Hall, Block 20, Ida Darwin


Time: 0900 to 1600

Venue: Watch up for updates on emails ! (Locations may change)

Further information:
Please email Mitchell Brookes-Jones, on , mentioning the subject as ‘Clinical Skills in Psychiatry Training’.


Cambridge MRCPsych course

The Cambridge MRCPsych course runs (slightly variably to include the Clinical Skills sessions and holidays) on alternate Tuesdays in term time.  The course is available for core trainees in CPFT, ELFT and NSFT and other trainees in the region if needed.  Note that the structure of the course is likely to change in 2020.

The content of the course is subject to change but a draft version for Spring/Summer 2020 is available at the end of this webpage including locations.

Higher Training - Regional Teaching (Adult / Old Age) - dates for 2021
These are the dates for our ST Regional Training Days coming up in 2021: (watch out for changes to venues / method of delivery)

2021 dates

Wednesday 27 January 

  • Preparing for and choosing a Consultant post - Dr Dudley Manns & Dr Sonia Sangha
  • Transcultural Psychiatry & Thinking about Ethnic Identity - Dr Suman Fernando
  • Ethics - Dr Elizabeth Fistein  

Tuesday 23 March 

  • Trainee Led session – speaker tbc
  • Medical Adviser for the DVLA - Dr Andy White
  • Prescribing in pregnancy - Dr Sonia Sangha

Wednesday 26 May  

  • Trainee led session – speaker tbc
  • Treatment resistant Depression – Dr Simon Mitchell
  • ​Neuropsychiatric manifestations of COVID -19 - Dr Sen Kallumpuram

Wednesday 21 July (and hopefully an opportunity for a trainee's picnic)

  • Trainee led session – Dr  Adebayo Emmanuel
  • Psychotropic drugs – Dr Joanna Moncrieff
  • The Power Threat Meaning Framework – Dr Mary Boyle

If you are a Higher Trainee and would like to be added to our circulation list, please email

Higher Training - CAMHS

CAMHS teaching sessions are usually held weekly in the Brookside Family Consultation Clinic, Cambridge. Currently due to Covid-19 restrictions, we have been holding this virtually. If you are interested in attending a session, please contact Dee Robinson ( for more information. Please visit for more details. The schedule of the current term is attached here.

Higher Training - Learning Disability

The regional training programme for learning disability higher trainees takes place at various sites across the Trusts in the region.  It has a separate page with further information about the higher training scheme here: 

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