Significant improvements in training for medical staff working in psychiatry have been recorded following a quality management visit by the Scotland Deanery. The senior team were described as supportive and accessible, and the department has been issued with a good practice letter.
In their report the assessors remarked on approachable and readily available consultant and nursing staff who provide regular high-quality feedback to trainees. They noted a strong focus on training and a constructive learning environment and regular valued local teaching which all can attend. The team culture was positive and learning from adverse incidents was embraced. The commented on the re-developed induction programme which now includes involvement from experienced trainees and a handbook.
The report also mentioned a suggestion from the GMC that a colour-coded badge system and posters could be implemented to ensure that all staff can identify the level of trainee and are aware of their competencies and supervision requirements.