GP Trainees

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We aim to give all our GP trainees a broad and stimulating experience of psychiatry.  A 2018 study showed that two in five (40 per cent) of GP appointments involved mental health issues.  It is therefore crucial that you are able to understand how to manage common mental health difficulties and understand the complexities of managing patients with severe and enduring mental health problems. 

In addition, we understand the significant challenges of modern general practice and we hope you will be able to learn about conscious and unconscious ways in which our patients can impact us, which we feel we are well placed to support you with.  Hopefully this can stand you in good stead through your career to manage the many twists and turns ahead and to avoid burnout.

At the last GMC survey, LPFT had the best feedback for GP trainees in the East Midlands.

Placements

GP Trainee placements are in either Boston or Lincoln and include placements with older adults and working age adults in inpatient and community services.

Supervision

We take supervision seriously in psychiatry! You will have protected time to meet with your clinical supervisor for an hour a week for clinical supervision.

On calls

The trust operates two resident on call rotas covering either Lincoln sites or the Grantham and Boston sites. These are currently ‘non-resident’.  Taxis are available to transport you between sites as needed. Whilst on call you are supported by a Consultant.

Teaching opportunities

There are numerous ways in which GP trainees can get involved in teaching.  We host medical students in many different areas who greatly value GP trainee teaching.  We look forward to discussing how you might want to get involved.

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