General Adult Psychiatry

General Adult Psychiatry training in Wessex provides an excellent range of quality, comprehensive and interesting training posts over three years.

Training Opportunities

The training providers in Wessex cover the full spectrum of care pathways within General Adult Psychiatry with experience in hospital at home, inpatient care, crisis, intensive care and community-based care with opportunities to learn about assessment and continuing treatment. There are 15 training posts.

There are also posts providing exposure to substance misuse, an exciting opportunity in perinatal psychiatry and liaison psychiatry and the programme on the Isle of Wight offers specific involvement in early intervention psychosis.

Trainees can opt for forensic psychiatry experience within Ravenswood House, while one of the posts offers academic opportunities through links to the University of Southampton.

Programme Structure

Wessex trainees have the opportunity to meet regularly with the training programme director and other trainees on the programme.

At  Wessex we are constantly striving to improve the training experience. To that end, we’re always asking existing trainees to let us know if there’s anything they’d like added to the programme and to support us in creating innovative new opportunities.

That collaborative approach has helped us provide further training in areas that include occupational health, forensic psychiatry and shadowing a senior manager to gain further management experience.