Support and wellbeing are a core theme of training at LSCft. We ensure that our supervisors are accredited and are able to provide the right support at the right time. Our educational governance structure ensures that everybody should feel supported and to raise concerns when they need additional support.

We have a number of international medical graduates working within our organisation and we ensure that they receive a bespoke induction, mentoring and development throughout their time with us. 

Feedback is a core theme of our Medical Education Committee Meetings, using information from a number of sources to ensure that doctors in our posts receive the optimum support. We also have junior doctor feedback forums. We have close links to the School of Psychiatry and local Foundation and General Practitioner Training Programmes to ensure that these trainees are supported even if they are with us for only a few months. 

We are committed to working closely with Health Education England on supporting less than full time (LTFT) Trainees and have appointed an LTFT Lead. We have also appointed a Support Return to Training (SuppoRTT) Lead to facilitate a smoother transition back to work, when somebody has been off for a period of time.  

We are committed to continually reviewing the support and wellbeing of our doctors. We have a fatigue and wellbeing working group which continually assesses the risk related to wellbeing in our training posts, based on the standards of the British Medical Association (BMA) document, ‘Fatigue and Facilities’ and the Royal College of Psychiatry (RCPsych) document, 'Supported and Valued’.

As part of this work, we have purchased laptops for every junior doctor, have ensured that junior doctor rooms meet the BMA standards and we have built bedrooms for those doctors who are too fatigued to drive post on call. 

As a Trust we are proud of the diversity of our staff and patients and believe that diversity positively impacts on the education that we can deliver.  

"You guys are wonderful, that’s why I couldn’t go anywhere else."  

- (CT Doctor, 2018)