Psychiatry

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Guidance for Detaining Authorities about medical evidence for First Tier Tribunal final.pdf390.74 KB
Induction checklist for new Mental Health and Community posts 2015.pdf262.21 KB
Foundation Posts in Psychiatry - standards 2014 (Mar 14)80.62 KB
A Guide to Psychiatry in the Foundation Programme.pdf359.17 KB
  • A NEW RCPSYCH FILM AIMED AT MEDICAL STUDENTS AND FOUNDATION DOCTORS

This film has been developed to promote the expansion of the Foundation Programme in Psychiatry. Featuring trainees from a range of specialties talking through their positive experiences during their Foundation posts. Hear about what to expect, what you might learn including; the skills, supervision and support, and advice. Presented by the Deputy National Director of the UK Foundation Programme.

Please click the following link to view: https:\\www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFsxQ5rsuJw

 

  • GUIDANCE ON TRIBUNAL REPORTING - MENTAL HEALTH

Guidance on doctors' reporting to Tribunal (and observing) at different levels of training has been published recently by the Royal College of Psychiatrists and Tribunals Judiciary and is availabel on the right side of this page.

 

  • FOUNDATION POSTS IN PSYCHIATRY – STANDARDS

Standards for roles, responsibilities, clinical supervision, teaching and training for foundation posts in psychiatry are available to download from the right hand side of this page.

 

  • GUIDE TO PSYCHIATRY IN THE FOUNDATION PROGRAMME, FOR SUPERVISORS

The Royal College of Psychiatrists has produced a guide to foundation training in psychiatry for both trainees and supervisors. It is designed to give an overview of the Foundation Programme, specifically focusing on placements in psychiatry. It sets out important quality guidance on how to ensure high quality foundation posts. Download a copy from the right-hand side of this page.

 

  • REVISED MENTAL HEALTH CODE OF PRACTICE

The code shows professionals how to carry out their roles and responsibilities under the Mental Health Act 1983, to ensure that all patients receive high quality and safe care.  There have been significant changes in legislation, case law, policy and professional practice since the last code was published in 2008.

The revised code aims to provide stronger protection for patients and clarify roles, rights and responsibilities.

The main changes to the code include:
  • 5 new guiding principles
  • new chapters on care planning, human rights, equality and health inequalities
  • consideration of when to use the Mental Health Act and when to use the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and information to support victims
  • new sections on physical health care, blanket restrictions, duties to support patients with dementia and immigration detainees
  • significantly updated chapters on the appropriate use of restrictive interventions, particularly seclusion and long-term segregation, police powers and places of safety
  • further guidance on how to support children and young people, those with a learning disability or autism.

The new code came into force on 1 April 2015.

 

  • ASSESSMENT OF MEDICALLY ILL PATIENTS IN PSYCHIATRY PLACEMENTS

Severn Foundation School has developed guidance for foundation trainees on psychiatry placements who may have to assess medically ill patients. Please click here to download the guidance.