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Welcome to Medical Education at Lancashire Care

In Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, we are firmly of the view that in order to do so and to attract good Consultants we must focus on the training of our junior doctors.

Fortunately, we have a highly motivated and enthusiastic Medical Education Team and a fantastic set of Supervisors who support our doctors in their posts.

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 in individual posts via individual post feedback using data form multiple sources including end of placement feedback surveys and the National Training Survey (NTS).

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 Lancashire Care.

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, Interview Skills for Consultant Interviews, supporting Less Than Full Time (LTFT) Trainees and our involvement with the Rainbow NHS Badge roll out in Lancashire Care.

The Medical Education pages are part of an evolving project to give an overview of the opportunities available with us.

Have a look through and do get in touch with any suggestions which are always very welcome.

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

Twitter for new medical education twitter: ADD

Best wishes

Dr Gareth Thomas
Interim Director of Medical Education

@DrGarethEThomas