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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

South West Division


About the South West Division

In the north of the region, the Division covers the counties of Gloucestershire, South Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Bristol, North Somerset, Somerset, and Bath and North East Somerset.  In the south of the area, the Division covers Devon and Cornwall and part of Dorset. The Executive Committee meets five times a year, usually in March, June, September and December and for a Strategy Day during the summer. The Executive Committee is very active and feels that it is important to keep members in touch with the Division and the role it takes in representing them. An Annual General Meeting is held in the spring to coincide with the Spring Biannual Meeting.

High quality scientific conferences are held in the spring and autumn with the spring meeting being held in Tiverton and the autumn meeting held in Bristol.

The Division, through the South West Training Division (SWDT), provides high quality postgraduate education for the personal development and continuing professional development of psychiatrists in the region.

How the Royal College of Psychiatrists operates in the South West Division

Contacting and finding the Division

Coombe Lodge

South West Division Office
Coombe Lodge
North Somerset BS40 7RG

Tel: + 44 (0)1761 463979
Fax: + 44 (0)1761 463978

South West Division Manager: Abigail Watts

South West Division Administrator: Angela Burge

South West Division Administrator: James Gregory

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The South West Division office is situated in Coombe Lodge, Blagdon approximately 13 miles south west of Bristol on the A368.

SatNav Postcode: BS40 7RE

Travel Directions: If you are travelling north on the A38 turn right at the sign for Burrington and Blagdon (A368).

If you are travelling south on the A38 turn left at the traffic lights in Churchill sign posted Burrington and Blagdon (A368).

Travelling from the A38, the drive for Coombe Lodge (clearly signed) is on the left hand side approximately 1 mile past the village of Rickford .

If you are travelling on the A368 from the direction of Bath, the entrance to Coombe Lodge is on the right hand side as you leave the village of Blagdon.

Bristol Airport is 4.5 miles away by road and the nearest railway stations are Bristol Temple Meads (15 miles away) or Yatton (approx 10 miles). Please note that there is no taxi rank at Yatton Station and taxis need to be booked in advance.

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