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Psychiatry in the Foundation Programme: An overview for supervisors

  • Jennifer Perry, Howard Ryland, Lesley Thoms and Ann Boyle
Summary

Health Education England's 2014 report Broadening the Foundation Programme has led to a rapid increase in the number of psychiatry placements for foundation doctors. This will have implications for existing psychiatrists in that they will start to teach, train and supervise foundation doctors. This article outlines how to develop high-quality foundation posts and how to support doctors in meeting the foundation curriculum competencies, which include experience of working in multidisciplinary teams and developing communication skills. The knowledge and skills gained in psychiatry placements will be valuable to all doctors, no matter what their future career intentions.

Learning Objectives

• Describe the recent changes to the Foundation Programme in psychiatry and how they will affect supervisors

• Learn how high-quality placements for foundation doctors can be developed

• Recognise how foundation doctors can be supported to achieve the generic and mental health-specific competencies of the foundation curriculum in psychiatry placements

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Correspondence Dr Jennifer Perry, c/o BJPsych Advances, The Royal College of Psychiatrists, 21 Prescot Street, London E1 8BB, UK. Email: jenperry@doctors.org.uk
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For a related article see pp. 131–142, this issue.

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  • Jennifer Perry, Howard Ryland, Lesley Thoms and Ann Boyle
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