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CNWL Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist surveys recruitment issues

10 June 2019

CNWL Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist Dr Alex Bailey has co-written an article related to training in old age psychiatry that has been published in the Psychiatric Bulletin.

The article, which is available on this link, aimed to explore the trainee perspective on factors affecting recruitment into old age psychiatry higher training in the UK.

The survey was created by the Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry and distributed to current higher trainees in all psychiatric subspecialties.

It found many positive themes as well as a number of barriers to recruitment. The findings have implications for recruitment to the specialty and should be used to inform recruitment strategy moving forward.