School of Psychiatry


Head of the School for Psychiatry:

Dr Adrian Lloyd

Specialty Programme Coordinator/School Administrator:

Adam Goddard 


Overview of Psychiatry Training in the Region


There is a Core and six Higher Training Schemes in Psychiatry in NHS England working across the North East & North Cumbria.. The Core scheme is divided into the North, with placements in North Cumbria, Northumberland, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, and the South with placements in Teesside, Darlington and Durham. The higher schemes include General Adult Psychiatry, Old Age Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, Psychiatry of Learning Disabilities and Medical Psychotherapy and cover a similar geographical area. Most placements are in two very large Mental Health Foundation Trusts; Tees, Esk and Wear Valley, and Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear. In addition there are some placements in Acute Trusts such as Old Age in Gateshead and Old Age and CAMHS psychiatry in North Tyneside.



The aim of the Specialty School is to ensure that patient care is delivered by trained doctors and developed to streamline postgraduate medical training, which is focussed on service required by the NHS and delivered to explicit standards.


Please find a link below to 'The Registrar - Magazine of the RCPsych Psychiatric Trainees' Committee'





Please email Adam Goddard with any queries about the training programme or ideas about what could be included on the website.


Useful links


Learner Support and Faculty Development











Information for Current Trainees

Access essential information on regulations, study leave, certification, assessment and the curriculum.

Information for trainers and educators

Development and guidance on becoming a trainer, standards for trainers, essential documentation for clinical and educational supervision including guidance for GP trainers,  Trust and out-of-hours supervisors, plus news about the latest courses and conferences.


Potential Applicant

Visit our Recruitment website to find out what it's like to be a GP trainee in the north east and north Cumbria.