Oxford is a city in the South-East region of England and the county town of Oxfordshire. Known as “the City of Dreaming Spires”, it is famous worldwide for its University – the oldest in the English-speaking world.
For over eight-hundred years, Oxford has been home to royalty and scholars, and since the 9thcentury AD an established settlement. The centre looks like an enchanted fairy-tale city and it is vibrant with restaurants, pubs, theatres, and night-life. The outskirts are surrounded by the most beautiful and green hills and countryside, as well as smaller branches of the river Thames where to enjoy water sports and picnics.
A firm favourite of artists from all over the planet, Oxford has inspired countless famous writers, painters, film-makers over the centuries.
The city is situated 57 miles (92 km) from London, 69 miles (111 km) from Bristol, 65 miles (105 km) from both Southampton and Birmingham and 25 miles (40 km) from Reading.
Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust is an organisation providing physical, mental and social care for people of all ages across Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Swindon, Wiltshire, Bath and North East Somerset. Along with the University of Oxford Department of Psychiatry, the Trust is part of the newly established Oxford Health Biomedical Research Campus – one of the only two mental health campuses in the UK.
Visiting doctors will be encouraged to spend time in a wealth of clinical areas. We offer placements in both inpatient and community settings across the age spectrum. In addition to general adult psychiatry teams, several specialist services are available, including the mood disorders research clinic, older adults psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, psychiatry of learning disabilities, community liaison psychiatry, early intervention service, eating disorders, forensic psychiatry, complex needs service (medical psychotherapy), and the electro-convulsive therapy and ketamine clinics.
In addition, there are several local training events (Oxford Clinical-Academic Journal Club for psychiatry, Professorial Lectures) and reflective groups that our visitors can join.
We always take our visitors’ preferences into consideration when planning the timetable. We look forward to welcoming you!
Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire. Please, note that there are various sites within Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and that your timetable may include travel across Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. We will always work towards minimising this as well as providing support when possible; however, some commuting may still be involved.
Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust covers a wide variety of hospitals and community outpatient centres, together with other specialist services. The main Mental Health hospitals are:
This training program offers unique and exciting opportunities, including:
Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Royal College of Psychiatrists
Local exchange coordinators:
Dr Alexis Economou
Dr Romanie Nedergaard-Couchman
Specialty Registrar representative
Dr Riccardo De Giorgi