General Psychiatry


If you're looking to develop your career in General Psychiatry, the East Midlands is the perfect place to train. Offering a superb programme, exposure to a wide range of specialties and a great work/life balance, the region offers great training and a high quality of life.

Keep reading to find out more about training in General Psychiatry in the East Midlands.

Why General Psychiatry is the career for you

General Adult Psychiatry is one of the most varied, interesting and rewarding specialties in medicine. Every day and every patient is unique and you'll have the opportunity to be involved in a range of sub-specialities from early intervention in psychosis to rehabilitation, liaison psychiatry, drug and alcohol services and developmental psychiatry.

It's a challenging and exciting career choice and perfect if you're interested in how the mind works and you enjoy working as part of a team.

You'll benefit from exposure to a wide range of specialties

When you train in General Psychiatry in the East Midlands you'll benefit from a wide range of clinical experience in dealing with a varied group of patients. The ethnic diversity of the region gives you exposure to patients from a range of cultures while the presence of nine universities in the region means that you'll deal with a diverse group of young people.

When you train in General Psychiatry in the East Midlands you'll have the opportunity to take up posts which will give you experience in:

  • Early intervention in psychosis
  • Assertive outreach
  • Crisis and home treatment
  • Eating disorders
  • Perinatal psychiatry
  • Community forensic services
  • Adult ADHD
  • Specialist depression and bipolar services
  • Specialist autistic spectrum disorder assessment

The region also boasts one of the national ImROC (Implementing Recovery through Organisational Change) demonstration sites, one of the UK's few specialist gender dysphoria services and a reputation for developing some innovative psychological services such as compassionate focussed therapy.

"I have had a wonderful experience training as a psychiatrist in Leicester. I have worked alongside some brilliant psychiatrists who have been friendly and keen to teach. They have taken the time to explain things to me and have been interested in my own development. I have encountered the full range of psychiatric conditions and been involved in multi-disciplinary treatment that has been very educational. The multiculturalism of Leicester makes it a very vibrant city. It also makes psychiatric training interesting and stimulating" - Steve Dyer, Trainee

Great opportunities for research

As well as a highly varied and popular General Psychiatry training scheme, you'll also be encouraged to undertake research alongside some of the leading experts in the UK.

The region boasts one of the leading mental health institutes in the UK, fostering cutting edge research in the field of psychiatry, psychology, social care, leadership and innovation backed by world class expertise. Over 200 journal papers are published each year and you'll join a successful and established academic team.

The Trust also has an involvement in international charity work and supports projects in Nigeria and Ethiopia which you will be encouraged to be participate in should you be interested.

The East Midlands offers a high quality of life

Less than two hours from London, Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds, the East Midlands is well served by road, rail and an international airport.

House prices here are 62% lower than London and with some excellent schools it's the perfect place to raise a family. And when you're not working, you have a huge choice of things to see and do, including:

  • Days out - enjoy the King Richard III Visitor's Centre, the National Videogame Arcade, one of the UK's leading contemporary art galleries, the National Space Centre and Lincoln Cathedral
  • World-class sport - watch test cricket, Premier League football, international water sports, top flight rugby and ice hockey and the British Grand Prix
  • Great nightlife - with leading concert venues, Michelin starred restaurants and thousands of pubs, clubs and cafes you're never short of somewhere to go

For more information on general Psychiatry training in the East Midlands please contact one of our Training Programme Directors:

Susan Smith -

Chris Schofield -

Academic contacts: