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Are you looking to work and study in a setting entrenched in history, which offers the most modern yet diverse range of training opportunities? If yes, you have reached the right place. We take this opportunity to welcome you to Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

We are one of the largest mental health trusts in the country, serving a population of over one million people across Nottinghamshire through a variety of hospital sites including the provision of healthcare services from Rampton Hospital, one of the country's three high-secure hospitals.

Besides generic services, trainees in the Trust will have the added opportunity to experience and be part of our highly specialised services including our purpose-built Mother and Baby unit at Hopewood, the Specialist depression service, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, Neurodevelopmental Disorders Service, Working Age Dementia service and The Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health to name a few. Trainees will also have opportunities to work with our Academics based at the Institute of Mental Health on the Jubilee Campus of the University of Nottingham if they have a special interest to get involved in research.

Interdisciplinary learning is entrenched within the culture of our organisation. The Department of Psychiatry, University of Nottingham Medical School was first set up in 1971 at Duncan Macmillan House, the current Trust Headquarters site.

IMH The Trust in partnership with the University of Nottingham is now a joint stakeholder in the provision of interdisciplinary research in mental health and related fields through, The Institute of Mental Health.

Throughout your time studying and training at the trust, you will be well supported by our friendly, experienced and dedicated Medical Education team based at Highbury Hospital. The department supports around 350 medical students, 50 Junior trainees and 30 higher specialist trainees across different sites of the trust each year.

The department is lead by the Director of Medical Education who sets the training strategy and vision for the trust and is well supported by highly experienced medical education managers and a medical education faculty.

The education, training needs and wellbeing of our students and trainees are at the forefront of everything that happens in the Medical Education department.  

The Trust has a well-attended educational programme that happens every Wednesday morning and includes clinical as well as academic sessions.

The Trust offers regular Balint groups for all junior doctors of every grade to attend. These sessions are lead by Consultant Medical Psychotherapists.

There is an active Junior Doctor Forum that meets regularly chaired by the Trusts Guardian of safe working and attended by the representatives from Medical Staffing and the BMA.

The Trust is signed up to a quality and assurance framework that requires the collection of regular feedback from Medical students. It receives regular feedback via the GMC annual Survey from its junior doctors.

The Medical student feedback is reviewed and acted upon through an Undergraduate Medical Education committee that meets quarterly.

An annual Medical education conference in which medical students and Junior Doctors take an active role in organisation and participation is held regularly. This has formed an important part of the annual CPD calendar for all our Psychiatrists and trainees.