Regional Core Psychiatry Course 2020/2021
The Royal College curricula for core training states that trainees must attend a local training course (e.g. MRCPsych course for core core psychiatry trainees). Trainees are expected to attend 100% of MRCPsych teaching if possible and an absolute minimum of 70% for the purpose of ARCP competency requirement.
The HEE (NE) local Regional Core Psychiatry Course is a 3 year day release course. This years teaching will take place at two sites - the Jubilee Theatre at St Nicholas' Hospital, Jubilee Road, Gosforth, Newcastle, NE3 3XT; and the Education Centre at Lanchester Road Hospital, Lanchester Road, Durham, DH1 5RD.
The course handbook can be found here.
Each year of the course runs for a full day every other week. Specific dates of modules and teaching sessions can be accessed by clicking on the timetable. Individulal module information will be available prior to the modules commencing by clicking on the relevant course year from the tab at the top of the screen.
Trainees are required to contribute part of their annual study leave budget towards course running costs.
Fees will be topsliced from the trainees study leave budget and so, unlike in previous years, there will be no need for trainees to provide personal payment.
All trainees will be contacted prior to the start of the course and will be required to provide details of the year that they wish to attend. If you have not been contacted by August 15th please contact Adam Goddard.
If for any reason you are unable to attend one of the MRCPsych teaching sessions, then you will need to complete and return a copy of the Non Attendance form to Amy McWilliams detailing the reason/s for non-attendance as well as evidencing use of the MRCPsych time.
Mandatory Training Courses
Each psychiatry specialty has a number of mandatory courses. These are courses that trainees are required to undertake at some point during training. The list of these courses is currently under review and will be published here as soon as this pice of work has been completed. In the meantime, if you have any queries, please contact your SPC or TPD.