Improving Psychiatry Placement Inductions

Dr Charlotte Turner

Dr Turner has recognised that psychiatry placements can be daunting and that local trust inductions for psychiatry are highly variable. Her project entails designing a standardised curriculum for local trust inductions in psychiatry across the Peninsula deanery.

This would help new trainees to psychiatry to deliver safe and effective patient care at the same time as  enhancing their experience within the specialty. The curriculum will be based on survey findings from trainees, supplemented by input from senior doctors and a process of programme evaluation. It is hoped that following local implementation, use of the curriculum could be expanded and tested across different deaneries over the UK.

Psychiatry Foundation Doctor Teaching

Dr Alana Ahmet

Since 2017, Dr Ahmet has been running weekly teaching for foundation doctors at North East London Foundation Trust. Her interactive teaching sessions now form part of the compulsory local teaching programme and have been recognised by Health Education England.

Since 2017, Dr Ahmet has been running weekly teaching for foundation doctors at North East London Foundation Trust. Her interactive teaching sessions now form part of the compulsory local teaching programme and have been recognised by Health Education England.

Alana aspires to make the teaching of psychiatry exciting, enticing and appealing as well as a reflection of the true essence of working in psychiatry. In expanding her project, Dr Ahmet has a vision of sharing her work through creating teaching plans and open resources for other deaneries to use for their dedicated foundation doctor psychiatry teaching.

“Mental Health with Dr Elliott”

Dr Elliott Carthy

“Mental Health with Dr Elliott” is a brand-new YouTube channel designed to create educational and engaging content about mental health conditions that can be easily and freely accessed by healthcare professionals, students and the general public.

“Mental Health with Dr Elliott” is a brand-new YouTube channel designed to create educational and engaging content about mental health conditions that can be easily and freely accessed by healthcare professionals, students and the general public.

He has already created an informative series, titled, “2 minute medicine” that aims to give a succinct overview of common mental health conditions.

Check out his Vlog on depression. subscribe to the channel to learn about lots of other aspects affecting mental health

Dr Carthy aims to extend the content and maximise the exposure of the channel, as well to collaborate with other content creators to promote multidisciplinary working through online education.

“GetPsychEd”

Dr Tom Dalton

Tom has been successfully teaching medical students at the University of Birmingham for the past three years.

He has introduced innovative methods of teaching and visual materials which focus on exploring the phenomenology and function of common psychiatric symptoms. This includes; use of thought experiments, interactive exercises, descriptions from lived experience and presence of expert patients. He aims to help students to understand and relate to patient experiences and deconstruct stigmatising preconceptions. Dr Dalton aims to launch a website for “GetPsychEd” in order to disseminate his teaching materials on various psychiatry topics.

Crash Course in Managing Psychiatric Emergencies

Dr Emma Brooks

The key aim of Dr Brooks’ teaching project is to improve the knowledge, skills and confidence for new trainee cohorts, in dealing with psychiatric emergencies.

She will be using trainee questionnaire data and training curriculums to develop a, “simulated on-call” teaching session, with patient actors. Examples scenarios include; dealing with acute aggression, self harm behaviour, assessing capacity and prescribing antipsychotics. Trainees would have the opportunity to seek clarification, prescribe, document as if they were on call, but in a safe teaching environment. She aims to continually develop her initial framework based on her evaluation methods.