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Here you can find helpful information on being a trainees at RCPsych in Wales. 

If you are a trainee and wish to add further information email


Trainee Engagement Afternoon

Thursday 26 November 2015

RCPsych in Wales

Baltic House

Mount Stuart Square


CF10 5FH

The College in Wales is hosting a trainee engagement afternoon for trainees of all grades in Wales.  This event is free to attend.

  • The future of training in Wales/Q&A session.  Dr Ian Collings, Head of School for Psychiatry, Wales Deanery/Consultant Psychiatrist, ABM UHB


  • RCPsych Trainee membership benefits - interactive session. Mr Richard Gott, Interim Director, Membership Relations, RCPsych

Timings for this event are available on the programme.  To book a place, please contact




Vacancies to RCPsych in Wales


2 x Trainee attachments to Policy and Public Affairs


The attachment gives ST4 – ST6 trainees the opportunity to work within the RCPsych in Wales office using some of the time allocated within their training programme for training in non-direct clinical care.  The attachments are ideally for one year but shorter periods may be considered.

The recommended time commitment should be equivalent to one session per week. 


The attachment scheme is fully supported by the Specialty Advisor (Head of School) and the Specialty Training Committee.



Applications need to be supported by the trainee’s Programme Director and Educational Supervisor.  Attachments will be advertised in the local eNewsletter, web page and Senior Trainees Group.


Interviews will be held in the Cardiff office using teleconferencing to prevent unnecessary travel.


Following appointment the successful applicant will develop a work plan with the Chair, RCPsych in Wales in conjunction with the local College staff.  The Chair will supervise this aspect of the trainees work.



Trainees will be expected to identify one or more discrete pieces of work as well as gaining an understanding of wider Policy Unit function.


The job description can be found here

Expressions of interest to Siobhan Conway:

The closing date for applications is Friday 27 November 2015.




Cardiff CASC Training

You are advised that the next CASC workshop and Mock CASC exam have been organised by Cardiff CASC Training.

·         CCT CASC workshop  - Wednesday 2 December, Postgraduate Centre, Llandough Hospital

·         Mock CASC Exam – Tuesday 15 December, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff



Please contact Dr Durre Shahwar regarding any queries





The Registrar

We are delighted to present this quarter’s ‘Registrar’. You’ll find a combination of events, conference reports, opinion pieces, education & training news, and our 2015 reader competition. We’d love to hear your views about the magazine and welcome submissions for the next edition to  

Lucy Potter, Editor




Understanding The Francis Report

Summary for Trainees

There's been a lot of talk today about the 'Francis report' (Mid Staffs) and many of us won't really have heard or understood what it's about.


We've put together a (thankfully) short synopsis of what we, as medical trainees, think we all need to know. (It really does only take a minute to read!)



We need to stop thinking of ourselves as 'just' the Junior Doctors - we can have an impact if we want to!


Please spread the word:


  • print this out and put it up in your mess / on the wards
  • forward this email to everyone you know
  • 'like us' on Facebook
  • tweet / RTH the link


If you want any more info look at:


Many thanks,

FMLM trainee members





Useful links



RCPsych in Wales PTC Representatives

  • Dr Maryam Afzal, Higher Trainee Representative
  • Dr Lionel Peter, Higher Trainee Representative
  • Dr Rupert Thurston, Core Trainee Representative



Wales Student Psychiatric Society

The Wales Student Psychiatric Society have a facebook page of the same name and an email address

The Society are always looking for support and anyone interested can contact Dr Ben Shooter on or via the facebook site.


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