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Forensic Science & Addiction Research

A New UK Old Age Psychiatry Curriculum is Needed

  • Open or Close V M Aziz1* and Rugiyya Saeed2

    1Consultant Psychiatrist, Cwm Taf University Health Board, UK

    2Specialty Trainee in Old Age Psychiatry, Wales Deanery, UK

    *Corresponding author: VM Aziz, Consultant Psychiatrist, Cwm Taf University Health Board, Cynon Valley Hospital, New Road, Mountain Ash, UK

Submission: February 16, 2018; Published: March 09, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/FSAR.2018.02.000549

ISSN: 2578-0042
Volume2 Issue5


This article looks at the current training, the need for new old age psychiatry curriculum in the UK and the drivers for this.

Keywords: Curriculum; Old age psychiatry; Higher training

Key Points

1. The current old age psychiatry curriculum was developed in 2010 and updated in 2012.

2. The generic professional capabilities (GPC) aims to identify, simplify and clarify the important core professional capabilities doctors should possess at specialist registration.

3. Supervised learning experiences (SLE) will replace WPBA.

4. There is a need to review the current advanced curriculum for old age psychiatry in the UK.

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