Reminder:  As well as the specific opportunities below, the Royal College of Psychiatry often has positions suitable (or specifically) for trainees.  These can be found here.

Details on the Communication Skills session for core trainees, and the Regional higher training programme can be found here.


Update 5th December :


ADOS and ADIR training - February 2020

We are running ADOS training in Cambridge over 2 days Feb 24th/25th with ADIR training on Feb 10/11 (again 2 days). This course is primarily for CAMH higher trainees to gain accreditation in structured assessment approaces to autistic spectrum disorders.  (ADOS is the observation, ADI the diagnostic interview).   Training is free to all East of England trainees but places are limited.   Please note that there is pre- and post- coursework to be completed to get accreditation.

Further details and booking via our CAMH Training Programme Director, Dr Anna Conway-Morris: 


Introduction to CBT course (for Core Trainees) - 21st November and 5th December (2 day course)


This two day practical course is part of the new Deanery-wide teaching schedule. As there are limited places, it is aimed at Core Trainees who are in their first or second year of training - but places quickly fill up. Please note this is a two day course and you are expected to be able to attend both days.

The programme will cover background information and context but will predominately focus on developing CBT skills.

Trainers are Maxell Saxty - Nurse therapist and - Caroline McArthur Clinical Psychologist

Further details and booking here: 



The Luton and Bedfordshire Memory Services Conference is being held on Friday, 6th December at The Hat Factory Arts Centre in Luton. 
From the organisers:  We have a great programme with speakers from various disciplines to talk about dementia, prevention in dementia, service user perspective, young onset dementia, memory services and some research in the UK.   The Hat Factory Arts Centre is located at 65 - 67 Bute Street, Luton. LU1 2EY. We recommend you travel to the meeting by train.   The Hat Factory Arts Centre is approximately a 5 minute walk away from Luton train Station. Parking is at public parking areas - if you need to drive to the meeting, you may use the Bute Street shoppers car park, Luton Mall, Church Street or Power Court Parking.   Lunch with a vegetarian option as well as refreshments will be available throughout the day.

This would be of interest to OPMH higher trainees and core trainees particularly, and is free to attend

Please follow this link to reserve your ticket:




“Thinking about Childhood Emotional Development and its impact on later mental health” - 6th December 2019, venue:  Royal College of Psychiatrists, London

Following on from the success of previous years’ child development days that were warmly received by trainees we are putting on this day again with some variations.   The aim of the day is to facilitate and deepen trainees understanding of human development; from observing early mother-infant interactions and understanding the psychological and emotional availability of mothers to receiving their infants’ communications, and mothers’ intuitive responsiveness, and what can go wrong; through to the trauma of separation, and the importance of attachment relationships; to negotiating the vicissitudes of adolescence with its physical and psychological sequelae.  We hope that through attending the day that trainees will be better equipped in their capacity to understand and communicate with their adult patients, through keeping their patients’ developmental histories in mind, and develop their clinical capabilities.

Further details on the flyer attached below.

Book via:




LeaP - Leadership programme - The leadership programme designed specifically for psychiatry higher trainees and the curriculum is back ! This programme continues to get excellent feedback and combines a range of teaching methods with a service improvement project to take your leadership skills to the next level !  A flyer and application details are contained at the bottom of this page, but should be considered essential for ST4s (and ST5s who missed out last year).  Applications due in by 12th September to






The Royal College runs a wide variety of teaching programmes and conferences, many of them with significant discounts for trainees.  They can be found here:

At the risk of being partisan special mentions go to:

The Annual Medical Education Conference (Usually September)

The Perinatal Psychiatry Conference for Trainees - extremely good value for all, particularly so for FYs and Student associates

and of course the conferences for Eating Disorders, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Old Age Psychiatry and General Adult Psychiatry



Some previous / closed opportunities (for interest)

CLOSED - Booking open for Liaison psychiatry conference 23rd / 24th November 2017

TNC-NAHP Conference, Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, CB10 1RQ

This conference is particularly appropriate for trainees, new consultants, nurses and allied health professionals, and has been organised by Dr Elena Baker-Glenn (an East of England higher trainee) with considerable trainee input.

Further details (including a programme and booking information) can be found at the bottom of this webpage, and on the RCPsych liaison psychiatry webpage here.  Dr Baker-Glenn can also be contacted for any queries etc:

Updated forms below.


CLOSED - RCPsych Eastern Division Autumn conference, 9th November.

Wellcome Genome Campus Conference Centre, Hinxton, Cambridge

The conference details can be found on the RCPsych Eastern Division page here:

The conference is a great opportunity for trainees to present posters (submission deadline 19th October), and medical students and FY doctors can get free registration.




(CLOSED) Update 18th July - Chief Resident Management and Leadership Development Programme

Applications are currently open for the Chief Residents Programme, run jointly by Cambridge University Hospitals and the Judge Business School.  Trainees should be ST5 or ST6, and ideally taking up a leadership position within their Trust (such as trainee rep).  It is an excellent course, and ideally suited for trainees who have completed LeaP in their ST4 year and how want to take their leadership development further.

Details on the 2017-2018 are still being finalised.  Last years course via the brochure and on the website.

Any interested trainees should discuss with their local TPD.  Applications (via TPD and Head of School) need to be in ideally by 7th August to stand the best chance.  (By end of August possible, but greater risk of being on a “reserve” list)

(CLOSED) Update 17th August - LeaP Programme, Leading for Improvement.  Applications due 8th September (updated deadline)

Applications are invited for the LeaP programme, a leadership programme hosted by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust on behalf of the Deanery.  This is an ideal leadership programme for ST4-5 psychiatry trainees and I would encourage all to apply.  It leads to curriculum-matched competencies in a range of leadership skills across the year, including seminars, action-learning sets and a quality improvement project.

For further details please see the flyer and application form at the bottom ot this page, or contact:

CPFT Leadership Development team:
Tel: 01223 884409 / 01223 994353


(CLOSED) - Update 7th July 2017 - Applications for CLAHRC East of England Fellowships currently open:


Applications are currently invited for CLAHRC Fellowships from this region.  From their website:  The CLAHRC Fellowship is aimed at clinicians, health and social care practitioners, and managers, who would like to work at the interface of research and practice, to develop an understanding of the research environment, and to develop skills in research methodology, service redesign and change management. The focus within the Fellowship programme is on local applied research and evaluation projects, building local capacity for evidence-informed practice, and facilitating networking across health and social care.

The Fellowship is for 1 day a week from January to December 2018, and may present a good opportunity for higher trainees in psychiatry in the region.

More details are on the CLAHRC Fellowship webpage here, and the application webpage here.

The closing date for applications is Friday 11th August


(CLOSED) Update 10th July 2017 - Mentoring Fellows

Health Education England East of England (HEE EoE) is pleased to announce the creation of two one-year Mentoring Fellow posts. The posts are half time, allowing you to continue training alongside the opportunity to play a major role in the development of Trainee Mentoring Schemes in the east of England.  The roles are suitable for Trainees ST3 or above with some experience of Mentoring and a passion to improve the support and development of doctors in training.

To apply send a copy of your CV together with a letter of application outlining your suitability for this role to
Enquiries may be emailed to:

Closing date: Midday Monday 24th July


(CLOSED) Update 15th June 2017 - Applications for Bursaries for PGCertEd (deadline 7th July)

Applications are currently open for deanery bursaries to support psychiatry trainees obtain a PGCertEd.  Further details are available on the deanery webpage here.  There are 2 bursaries available up to a value of £3000 each.  The deadline for applications is 5pm, 7th July.  Please feel free to contact christopher.o' (Head of school) to discuss.  NOW CLOSED


(CLOSED) 13th June 2017 - RCPsych College Centre for Quality Improvement seeking Clinical Fellows

The college is currently looking to appoint 6 QI fellows, ideally at ST4 level, working 1 day a week over 2 years. 

More details including downloadable job description here:

Closing date for applications is Monday 10th July


(CLOSED) Update 11th June 2017 - RCPsych Sustainability Scholars, applications open (deadline 30th June)

Applications are currently open for the successful programme of Sustainability Scholars with the Royal College of Psychiatry.  This would be appropriate for higher trainees in psychiatry, using their special interest day for this purpose.

There is some information about what the current Sustainability Scholars have been doing here.

Further details about the programme including information about applications can be found on the RCPsych webpage here.

Note that the deadline for applications is the end of this month (June). NOW CLOSED

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