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Medical Education

Are you looking to work and study in a place entrenched in history, yet offers the most modern and diverse range of training opportunities? If so, you have reached the right place. We take this opportunity to welcome you here at 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, including the provision of healthcare services at Rampton Hospital, one of the country's three high-secure hospitals. 

Besides the generic services, trainees in the Trust have the opportunity to experience highly specialised services including our purpose-built Mother and Baby Unit at Hopewood, Specialist Depression Service, Transcarnial Magnetic Stimulation, Neurodevelopmental Disorders Service, Working Age Dementia Service, and The Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

Interdisciplinary learning is entrenched within the culture of our organisation. The Department of Psychiatry, based at the University of Nottingham Medical School, was first opened in 1971 at Duncan Macmillan House, the current Trusts headquarters site. 

The Trust, in partnership with the University of Nottingham, is now the prime location for interdisciplinary research in the mental health field, through the Institute of Mental Health

Throughout your time studying and training at the Trust, you will be well supported by our friendly and dedicated Medical Education team. The department supports around 350 medical students, 50 junior trainees, and 30 higher specialist trainees across different sites each year. The department is led by the Director of Medical Education who sets the training vision for the Trust, and is well supported by highly experienced medical education managers. 

Education, training needs, and the 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. There is an active Junior Doctor Forum that meets fortnightly, chaired by the Guardian of Safe Working. Feedback from medical students are acted upon through an Undergraduate Medical Education committee that meets quarterly. We organise an annual Medical Education Conference in which medical students and junior doctors take an active role in organising and participating.