Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry
There is a variety of trainee courses, prizes
and resources to support Old Age Psychiatry
Join the Higher Trainee group
The Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry Higher Trainee group
(SPR/ST4-6/CT4-6) meets twice a year, usually at the
Annual Residential Meeting and at the
SpR/ST4-6/CT4-6 Higher Trainees Conference.
The group provides a forum for the discussion of issues related
to higher training, work and research.
To join the group and contribute your ideas
contact Dr Martin Carlin, SpR/ST4-6/CT4-6 Group
Representative on email: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Join the google group
Apply for a Prize
There are a number of prizes open to trainees, including
the: Mohsen Naguib Prize for the best short scientific paper, the
Philip Davis Prize essay on a broadly based clinical topic
relating to the care of the elderly mentally ill and the Poster
Presentation Prize for the best poster presentation.
Free online Training for members
Trainees Online (TrOn) is free to RCPsych members.
It provides interactive learning modules, to support trainee
psychiatrists to prepare for the MRCPsych exams.
training advice and support
RCPsych Training and Workforce Unit support its trainees
progress through training from entry to the final stages of CCT,
CESR CP and CESR recommendations to the GMC.
Liaison accreditation FAQs
Do I need to work in both Adult and Old Age settings to meet
the requirements of the 2016 Liaison curriculum?
No. The 2016
Liaison Curriculum applies to both General and Old Age
Psychiatry trainees, but the emphasis is different. A trainee may
mostly see patients under the age of 65, but is expected to have
some knowledge of old age conditions such as dementia and
Do Liaison supervisors have to have Liaison endorsements?
No. Clinical and Education supervisors for Liaison Psychiatry
placements don’t have to have endorsement. The local Head of School
decides whether they have the skills needed, but a supervisor
without an endorsement should be in a Liaison post for a year
before supervising higher trainees in Liaison placement.
You can find more information about this in the Speciality Training