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We welcome you here if you have chosen to work and study in Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LPFT) or if you are considering joining our diverse and high quality medical team. LPFT is one of the leading Trusts for psychiatry training in the East Midlands and we are dedicated to improving our training programmes further using student feedback.
Our medical education team is here to support you as you embark on your psychiatry training in Lincolnshire or as you move forwards through your career. We know that there are great opportunities waiting for you across our large and diverse county and we hope that we can make sure you are able to make the most of them, whether you are here for a short time or to put down roots and continue to grow with us in Lincolnshire.
We are a small and friendly organisation, spread over a large and varied geographical region. We have close links with both the University of Nottingham and the University of Lincoln, where we are a local psychiatry education provider for the new Lincoln Medical School. We will be accepting our first students for their clinical years in 2022. We currently host fourth year ‘CP2’ medical students from the University of Nottingham for clinical placements in psychiatry.
Our medical education team supports over forty postgraduate doctors in training posts across the Trust, primarily based in community and inpatient sites in Lincoln, Boston and Grantham.
We run a vibrant and high quality post-graduate education programme on Thursday mornings. This is held virtually to encourage participation. Here we bring together local expertise and clinical excellence as well as experts from further afield to provide a rich educational experience for psychiatry trainees and consultants alike.
We are very proud of our dedicated team of specialty tutors and educational and clinical supervisors who support undergraduate learning and our postgraduate doctors. The director of medical education and medical education administrator provide support and strategic direction for medical education within LPFT.
The post-graduate teaching programme is held every Thursday morning and brings together expertise from local educators and experience from experts in their field from across the country. We also provide supportive opportunities for trainees to present cases and journals.
The programme includes:
Allowing wide-ranging discussion from the diverse view-points held across the Trust. We encourage and have a culture of accepting a wide range of viewpoints and critical thinking.
This gives an opportunity for trainees to bring and critically appraise an academic paper and to generate discussion within the medical body about the paper as well as supporting the dissemination of important evidence.
We draw on local expertise and psychiatry experts from further afield to bring you the most up to date evidence to inform practice and support training.
We hold frequent workshops throughout the term for a more ‘in-depth’ look at certain topics. These run across the whole morning. Previous workshops include a ‘Recovery Workshop’ led by Dr Anna Cheetham, introducing us to the Open Dialogue method of mental healthcare delivery and Mental Health Act workshops delivered by local legal partners.
We run debates once a term where we encourage trainees and professionals from other disciplines to come together to debate various topics.
We end each term with a film, often suggested by trainees. We then discuss and debate the themes that the film brings up.
We have numerous research opportunities across the Trust and have a dedicated research team which supports trainees and established clinicians. Read more information about our research team.
We have exciting teaching opportunities available now and opening up as part of our role as a local education provider for the new Lincoln Medical School. We are looking for dedicated and passionate educators to join our new medical school teaching team. We have consistently received high quality feedback for our teaching from University of Nottingham medical students and we aspire to build on this as we expand our teaching programme.
For trainees, we have posts available as clinical teaching fellows, allowing a more formal and structured approach to getting involved in teaching.
Join us for our virtual conference 4 February 2021!
We hope to inspire and inform the next generation of clinical leaders with a diverse and action packed day aimed at trainees and speciality doctors working in Psychiatry or those with an interest in pursuing a career in Psychiatry.
Keynote speakers include; Dr Adrian James, Dr Geraldine Strathdee, and Prof Tim Kendall.
Find out more about the event here.