Acute Adult Psychiatry
Brief description of Department:
The GPST doctor will work within the Urgent and Inpatient Care Mental Health Services based at Torbay Hospital and provided by Devon Partnership NHS Trust. This service provides inpatient treatment for patients with severe mental health problems such as Schizophrenia and major Affective Disorders. The service also provides Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment (CRHT) for those patients with lesser degrees of risk allowing them to remain at home. The CRHT team also aims to facilitate early discharge for inpatients.
Curriculum Development Opportunities in this Post
Top Tips from Fellow Trainees
- On calls. If called in to do an assessment overnight then day off the next day
- Discharge Summaries: don't get caught with a backlog. There is a 10 day window.
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