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Core Trainees

Core Trainees

Information about Core Trainees

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Core Trainees in London 

The core trainee rotation for North East London is led by Training Programme Directors Dr Dewi Pritchard (ELFT) and Dr Luca Polledri (NELFT).

The scheme covers both East London NHS Foundation Trust and North East London NHS Foundation Trust. Out of a total of 90 posts, 50 are based in ELFT, spread out over the boroughs of Newham, Tower Hamlets and City and Hackney as well as specialist Forensic Services at the John Howard Centre. The MRCPsych course runs centrally in ELFT for both Trusts.

Allocations for Core Trainee posts will be made available twice a year, with posts rotating every 6 months. Please refer to the job descriptions below when making your choices. Trainees are allocated an Educational Supervisor who, when possible, accompanies them during their training period on the scheme.

There are opportunities for Core Trainees to take part in research, ELFT's very active QI programme, as well as Simulation Training and Undergraduate and other Teaching and the Medical Education Department can act as a link for these activities.

A Wednesday afternoon teaching programme runs in all boroughs and includes Case Presentations, Journal Clubs and Ballint Groups. Psychotherapy experience and supervision is also borough-led, overseen by Anastasia Apostolou, the Psychotherapy Tutor.

Core Trainee representative positions are available throughout the year, please contact your local Medical Education Coordinator if you wish to know who this is, or if you would like to become a rep. 

Information on NELFT's Core Training posts can be found HERE

Job descriptions can be found at the bottom of this page.

Core Trainees in Luton and Bedfordshire 

Core Training in Bedfordshire and Luton is delivered via a small, friendly scheme with ample opportunities to develop your clinical and academic skills. The scheme covers the whole of Bedfordshire and Luton, offering a wide range of posts from acute psychiatric wards in towns to community clinics covering more rural communities.

Whilst trainees in Bedfordshire/Luton are employed by ELFT they are under the East of England Deanery for all matters related to training, we have 8 Core Training posts in total. The Core Trainee rotation for Luton and Bedfordshire is lead currently by TPD Dr Muffazal Rawala, Consultant Psychiatrist.

Allocations for Core Trainee posts will be made available twice a year, with posts rotating every 6 months. Please refer to the job descriptions below when making your choices. Trainees are allocated an Educational Supervisor who supports them during their training period.

There are opportunities for Core Trainees to take part in research, ELFT's QI programme, simulation training, undergraduate and other teaching. Trainees are able to attend a variety of teaching sessions delivered by both the EoE Deanery as well as ELFTs Medical Education Faculty.

There is also a comprehensive teaching programme in Bedfordshire and Luton, which is held on Wednesday afternoons. This county-wide teaching programme is held centrally at Wrest Park, Silsoe and is structured to allow teams (comprising consultant, trainees and other team members) to host an afternoon of learning about a particular case and topic.

Our Psychotherapy supervision is provided on a weekly basis by a Consultant Medical Psychotherapist, Dr Katherine Papaspirou, who arranges suitable short and long cases for Core Trainees. In addition, there is a weekly Balint Group that follows the psychotherapy supervision.

Locality Post Number / Speciality / Clinical Supervisor Job Description
Bedfordshire CT1-3 in General Adult Psychiatry - Inpatients / Dr Guy Thompson / Dr Micol Ascoli Download
Bedfordshire CT1-3 in General Adult Psychiatry (Community) - Dr David Middleton Download
Bedfordshire CT1-3 in General Adult Psychiatry (Community) - Dr Shakeel Islam Download
Bedfordshire CT1-3 in Memory Assessment Service / Dr Aneeba Anwar Download
City and Hackney 67 / General Adult / Alex Verner Download
City and Hackney 70 / General Adults / Victoria Cohen Download
City and Hackney 71 / Primary Care Liaison / Peter MacRae Download
City and Hackney 74 / Perinatal / Olivia Protti Download
City and Hackney 76 / Liaison / Hugh Grant-Peterkin Download
City and Hackney 77 / Rehabilitation / Sheraz Ahmad Download
City and Hackney 79 / Older Adults / Dewi Pritchard Download
City and Hackney 80 / CAMHS / Kirsten Mitchell Download
City and Hackney 81 / CAMHS / Sharon Davies Download
City and Hackney 83 / Psychotherapy / Emma Janes Download
John Howard Centre 84 / Forensics / Marc Jeanneret Download
John Howard Centre 85 / Forensics / Gerard Waldron Download
John Howard Centre 86 / Forensics / Sumi Ratnam & Paula Murphy Download
John Howard Centre 87 / Forensics / Helen Youngman Download
John Howard Centre 88 / Forensics / Jeremy Berman Download
John Howard Centre 89 / Forensics / John McAnallen Download
John Howard Centre 90 / Forensics / Sanjib Ghosh Download
Luton CT1-3 in Liaison Psychiatry- Dr Paul Lomax Download
Luton CT1-3 in General Adult Psychiatry - Crisis Team - Dr Seanna Eisenhandler Download
Luton CT1-3 in General Adult Psychiatry - Inpatients/ Dr Kurt Buhagiar Download
Luton CT1-3 in General Adult Psychiatry - Inpatients/ Dr Mehraj Shah Download
Luton CT1-3 in Old Age Psychiatry/ Dr Sen Kallumpuram Download
Newham 44 / Adult / Iris Gibson Download
Newham 45 / Adult Inpatients / Sophie Mehnaz Download
Newham 48 / Liaison & Older Adults Community / Juliette Brown & Mazen Daher Download
Newham 49 / Intellectual Disability / Deidre O'Brady Download
Newham 52 / CAMHS / Sophia Ulhaq Download
Newham Job Description / Cora Training /36 / Dr Sophia Mehnaz Download
Tower Hamlets 53 / Liaison / Geoff Lawrence-Smith Download
Tower Hamlets 55 / General Adults / Mohammed Sessay Download
Tower Hamlets 56 / Early Intervention / Sarah Dracass Download
Tower Hamlets 57 / General Adult / Ferdinand Jonsson Download
Tower Hamlets 58 / General Adults / Elizabeth Venables Download
Tower Hamlets 59 / General Adult / Iain Pryde Download
Tower Hamlets 60 / Older Adults Liaison / James Lee-Davey Download
Tower Hamlets 61 / Psychotherapy / Tennyson Lee Download
Tower Hamlets 62 / Older Adults / Kapila Sachdev Download
Tower Hamlets 64 / Intellectual Disability / Nicole Eady Download
Tower Hamlets 65 / CAMHS / Hanspeter Dorner Download