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The Young People's Unit, Macclesfield – a senior registrar's training experience

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2018

Alison Wood*
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, Manchester M27 1HA
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As a senior registrar training in child and adolescent psychiatry I am preparing for an uncertain future. In addition to essential clinical and management skills, the ability to withstand stress and burnout seems crucial. I should like to write about my experience of working as a senior registrar at the Young People's Unit (YPU) Macclesfield which is a specialist adolescent unit under chronic threat of closure.

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