Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Trust Details

Trust name

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Hospital Site/Clinic (if applicable)



Trust HQ
Arundel Road
West Sussex
BN13 3EP

Trust Switchboard Tel No

01903 843000

Trust web site

Trust foundation web page

 Under development

Terms and Conditions of employment

National terms and conditions administered by the local STFS affiliated acute trusts

Key personnel

Associate Medical  Director 

Dr Mel Moss

Chief Medical Officer

Dr Rick Fraser

Locality Tutor

Dr Akram Wilson: West Sussex
Dr Michele Travers:  East Sussex
Dr Patrick Leseve:  Brighton & Hove
Dr James Fallon:    North West Sussex
Dr Arun Kishore:  Worthing

Foundation Training Programme Director(s)

 Dr Stavros Bekas

SAS Leads

 Dr Bilal Ahmad & Dr Arun Kishore

Humanities Lead

Currently recruiting to this post

Simulation Lead

Currently recruiting to this post

Medical Education Manager

Stacey Killon

Deputy Medical Education Manager(s)

Maria McKenna: East & Mid-Sussex
Mike Silver: Brighton & Hove & West Sussex

 Medical Staffing Manager

Carrie Murphy

 Foundation Programme Administrator(s)

Senior Medical Education Administrator(s)
Pamela Barnes: Brighton & Hove & West Sussex
Louise Coldicott: : East Sussex & North West Sussex 


Postgraduate centre                                                                           

Sussex Education Centre, Mill View Hospital, Hove   

Other Offices: Department of Psychiatry, Kings Drive Eastbourne, BN21, 2UD 


Available at local STFS affiliated acute trust

Social activities

Available at local STFS affiliated acute trust

Doctors’ mess

  • Department of Psychiatry, Eastbourne
  • Conquest Hospital, Hastings
  • Langley Green Hospital, Crawley
  • Oaklands Centre, Chichester
  • St Richards Hospital, Chichester
  • Meadowfield Unit, Swandean Worthing
  • Mill View Hospital, Hove
  • Princess Royal, Haywards Heath

Library facilities

Access to:

There are several satellites libraries throughout the Trust

IT facilities

Trust email and internet access provided (personal use available but restricted). Wi-fi is available at most Trust sites

Other facilities (Recreational or otherwise)

Access to hot food in most areas and access to kitchens with microwave in all doctors mess

Local amenities/ attractions

East, North West Sussex and West Sussex have excellent public transport connections to London, Brighton and Gatwick Airport

Transport links

Easy access to most sites from A27, M25, M23, A259

Parking arrangements

Parking available at most Trust sites, often requiring permit.

Accolades/ achievements of the trust

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is now one of the most influential, effective and well-respected mental health trusts in the country. We are one of the few mental health organisations to have been granted university status by the Association of UK University Hospitals. This recognises our achievements in bringing research, teaching and clinical care more closely together for the benefit of patients.

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust won the Diverse Company of the Year at the National Diversity Awards

Any additional information

Please see Sussex Partnership Trust Web Site

Foundation programme specific information

Induction/ shadowing arrangements

All placements are developed with due regard for appropriate induction for Foundation Doctors to ensure patient safety. 

Educational and clinical supervision

The trainee will always have direct access to an appropriate senior colleague for advice in any clinical situation. In most situations between 9:00-17:00 this will be the Consultant of the team, who will also act as the clinical supervisor for training and quality assurance purposes and will offer on average one hour per week direct face to face clinical supervision.

 On occasion this senior person may be a non-doctor competent to supervise and advise on the relevant activities. When working out of hours (on-call), there is always an arrangement where an inpatient MDT, Liaison Service, Senior Nurse Practitioner and more experienced trainees and/or a Consultant will be available for this supervision and advice, either on the phone or on-site.

Supervised Learning Events expected to be achieved in a Foundation post:

It is expected that the following assessments will take place:

  • 1x Mini-PAT: This is a Peer Assessment Tool and involves feedback from a range of Healthcare Professionals
  • 2x Mini-CEX: This involves the evaluation of an observed clinical encounter with immediate feedback from the observer
  • 2x CBD: Structured case-based discussions to allow decision-making and reasoning regarding the management of a case in detail
  • 1x Assessment of teaching

Teaching programme

Foundation Doctors are fully supported to attend their generic foundation teaching programmes at parent acute trusts. Attendance at this teaching programme is a mandatory requirement for the Annual Review of Competence Progression (ARCP) as a Foundation Doctor.

In addition, there is weekly local site psychiatry teaching on Wednesday afternoons which offers; Journal Clubs, Case Presentations, Balint Groups, along with a wide variety of topics provided by outside speakers.  


Taster weeks can be organised for Foundation doctors who are considering Psychiatry as a career. There is also opportunity to spend a special interest session/s with one of the other allied general adult specialities Eg. Liaison Psychiatry, Secure & Forensic, Crisis Home Treatment Team, Learning Disabilities, depending on the specific interests and something you will be able to discuss with your supervisor. The work a FY trainee undertakes is structured, with well defined guidelines and learning.


We are currently developing the simulation programme to be made available Trust-wide

 Foundation doctor forums

 The Trust runs junior doctor forums in all areas where Foundation doctors are expected to participate.

 Any additional information


By the end of placement, you are expected to have achieved the mental health competencies of a foundation trainee, this includes;

  1. Taking a history.
  2. Performing a mental state examination (MSE).
  3. Performing a cognitive screen assessment.
  4. Performing a risk assessment.
  5. Making a management plan
  6. Writing a report, assessment or referral.