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Welcome to Medical Education at LSCFT

In LSCFT MedEd our vision is 'to nurture our students and doctors as part of a clinical team to better understand mental health and the experiences of their patients, families and carers and to support and develop our trainers to facilitate this learning'

We provide training for Undergraduates from Manchester, Liverpool and Lancaster Universities as well as training for Foundation Year Doctors, GP trainees, Core Trainees in Psychiatry and Specialty Trainees in all of the Psychiatry specialties.  We are a leading Trust in the development of SAS Doctors and how to progress these Doctors through the CESR process. We also provide Psychiatry training for Physician Associates and link in with our multidisciplinary colleagues whenever we can.

We have a strong focus on improving the training experience via individual post feedback using data form multiple sources including end of placement feedback surveys. the National Training Survey (NTS) and National Educational Training Survey (NETS).

Trainer development is also key for us. We hold an annual Educator’s Conference and Training the Trainers Course, and Trainer development is a key part of the medical appraisal process in LSCFT.

We try to keep abreast of new developments in education, to incorporate these into our posts. Examples of this include our work on Fatigue and Wellbeing, CASC development training, the Consultant interview skills workshop, the support for Less Than Full Time (LTFT) Trainees and our development of Medical Education Fellows. 

The Trust is also on a quality improvement journey, and one of the vehicles for this is called Listening into Action (LiA). As DME and the Medical Lead for LiA I would like to encourage all of our doctors to be involved quality improvement within the Trust.

We use Twitter to share some of the work that we are doing on our LSCFT Medical Education Twitter page, but also many of the Medical Education Team have their own profiles and these are listed with links in the Medical Educational Team section of these webpages.

Our medical education twitter: @LSCFTMedED

Best wishes

Dr Gareth Thomas
Acting Director of Medical Education (DME)