Welcome if:

  • you have chosen to work and study in Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LPFT), or
  • 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. We are dedicated to improving our training programmes further using trainee 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.

There are great opportunities waiting for you across our large and diverse county. Our aim is to ensure you are able to make the most of them. You may stay in the area for a short time or settle here and continue to grow with us in Lincolnshire.

About us

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 currently host fourth year CP2 medical students from the University of Nottingham for clinical placements in psychiatry and we will be accepting our first students for their clinical years in 2022. 

Post-graduate doctor support

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.

Post-graduate education programme

We run a vibrant and high quality post-graduate education programme on Thursday mornings.  This is held virtually to encourage participation. 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.

Dedicated support for learning

We are very proud of our dedicated team of speciality tutors and educational and clinical supervisors who support undergraduate learning and our postgraduate doctors.  The Director of Medical Education and Medical Education Co-ordinator provide support and strategic direction for medical education within LPFT.


Scenic views of Lincolnshire

Post-graduate teaching programme

About the programme

The post graduate teaching programme is held every Thursday morning

The programme 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:

Trainee case presentations

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.

Journal club    

This gives an opportunity for trainees to bring and critically appraise an academic paper. Trainees also generate discussion within the medical body about the paper as well as support the dissemination of important evidence.

Guest speakers

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 have held numerous masterclasses in the past which include

  • Substance Misuse
  • Presentation Skills
  • Recovery Workshops
  • Principles
  • Critical Appraisal

Debates and films

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.  

Research opportunities

We have numerous research opportunities across the Trust and have a dedicated research team which supports trainees and established clinicians.

Information about our research team.

Teaching opportunities

We have a well-established Lincoln Medical School Teaching Team led by Clinical Associate Subdean, Dr Suneetha Siddabattuni.

This is a Multidisciplinary Team. We foster inter-professional learning. We have consistently received positive feedback about the high quality teaching we provide. The Teaching Team includes:

  • Dr Katherine Telford
  • Dr Rebecca Dickenson
  • Dr Shajahan Ismail
  • Dr Suneetha Siddabattuni
  • Dr Beena Rajkumar
  • Paul Barrett (Nursing Tutor)
  • Lorena Hall (Medical Student Lived Experience Educator).

Opportunities available

As we are the Local Education Provider for the Lincoln Medical School, we have exciting opportunities available now for Trainees to engage with teaching. We are hoping to create formal teaching roles such as Clinical Teaching Fellows for Trainee Doctors. We encourage and foster an interest in teaching.

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