We currently have four posts available for higher (ST) trainees but are looking to expand this offer.
Currently there are two posts in General Adult Psychiatry, one for CAMHS and one for Older Adult Psychiatry.
As a higher trainee in LPFT you will be made to feel a part of the LPFT family. As we are a small trust, you will quickly get to know people and be able to make the most of the opportunities available to you as you work towards CCT and your future as a consultant.
There are a wide range of opportunities that you can involve yourself in, from leadership and management, psychotherapy and medical education. There are opportunities to take on posts as clinical teaching fellows as part of the undergraduate teaching team. The medical education team can support you to make the most of your time here and to tailor your experience to your training needs.
During your time here as an ST, you will have on-call experience on the consultant on-call rota. You will be supervised by the consultant on-call as the ‘first on-call’ for queries from junior trainees and other issues requiring senior input out of hours. There are also opportunities to complete out of hours mental health act assessments. The on-call commitment is significantly lower than that in local trusts and it is easy to be flexible with dates, therefore ensuring a good work-life balance is maintained.
"I have done most of my training in LPFT; two years in core training and two years of my higher specialist training. Why do I keep returning to LPFT? I think the biggest reason is the working environment – it is a nice place to work where people want to support your growth and development. It is a Trust which is actually interested in ensuring the trainees are happy, engaged and learning. The Trust is also responsive to feedback from trainees. Lincolnshire is a large rural county which is great if you want to escape the city and be out in the countryside although travel distances for community jobs and on-calls can be longer than in other areas. For higher trainees the on-call demands are significantly less that in local trusts on the higher training scheme."
Dr Tracey Norwich, General Adult ST6