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Modernising psychiatric education

  • Nick Brown (a1), Dinesh Bhugra (a2) and Femi Oyebode (a3)
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Postgraduate medical education has recently been the subject of major and fundamental review. The four UK Health Departments have set out the underpinning principles in Modernising Medical Careers (Department of Health, 2003), which sees the adoption of a number of trends that have emerged in medical education. One such trend is an emphasis on learning and the development of skills, including continuing professional development, with a move away from the apprenticeship model towards more structured and systematic training. This also means that structured training programmes that have defined curricula and show clear quality assurance processes will become the norm. The aim is to have a flexible, trainee-centred approach within which individuals can develop at their own pace and take increasing responsibility for their own training in a variety of clinical settings.

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Brown, N. & Bhugra, D. (2005) Modernising medical careers, the Foundation Programme and psychiatry. Psychiatric Bulletin, 29, 201203.
Department of Health (2002) Unfinished Business –Proposals for the Reform of the Senior House Officer Grade. London: Department of Health.
Department of Health (2003) Modernising Medical Careers. The Response of the Four UK Health Ministers to the Consultation on Unfinished Business. London: Department of Health.
Department of Health (2004) Guidance on New Ways of Working for Psychiatrists in a Multi-disciplinary and Multi-agency Context. London: Department of Health.
General Medical Council (1998) Good Medical Practice. London: GMC.
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BJPsych Bulletin
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  • EISSN: 1472-1473
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Modernising psychiatric education

  • Nick Brown (a1), Dinesh Bhugra (a2) and Femi Oyebode (a3)
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Implications of new training proposals

Peter Lepping, Consultant Psychiatrist/Hon. Lecturer
05 July 2005

The article by Nick Brown et al (Psychiatric Bulletin 2005, 29, 228-230) “Modernising Psychiatric Education” summarised very well the current position and thinking with regards to the overhaul of medical education and psychiatric education in particular. I doubt though that enough emphasis has been given to who is actually going to provide this education. Nick Brown et al allude to potential problems when they say that adequate planning and fair warning has to be given to trainers and trainees about the intended changes but it remains unclear whether these can be achieved in a climate of continuous recruitment problems in psychiatry. As an SHO Scheme Organiser, Trainer and Honorary Lecturer I am also aware of the time constraints, which are already limiting the amount of time that a consultant can spend with his or her trainee. Moreover, the new shift systems have significantly reduced the amount of time that actually remains for consultants and trainees to meet. The proposals, as outlined in the article, emphasise more modular and assessment based teaching, which in turn will inevitably require much moretime devoted to trainees by their trainers. It is absolutely vital that before we embark on such significant changes we make sure that they can actually be delivered on the ground, which I very much doubt is possible with current staffing levels. ... More

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