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 – Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire

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.

Main sites / hospitals:

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:

  • Warneford Hospital, Oxford, OX3 7JX
  • Littlemore Mental Health Centre, Oxford, OX4 4XN
  • Whiteleaf Centre, Aylesbury, HP20 1EG


This training program offers unique and exciting opportunities, including:

  • Certification of achievement of the competitive EFPT Oxford exchange scheme.
  • High-quality training in evidenced-based psychiatry, working in a wide range of specialties, subspecialties, and clinical settings.
  • Extensive opportunities to develop clinical skills and competencies under supervision.
  • Access to world-class educational resources from affiliations with the University of Oxford -Department of Psychiatry.
  • Experiencing beautiful Oxford and surroundings: we generally arrange a variety of social events including a dinner out, a tour of historical Oxford, and a Formal Hall dinner in one of the most ancient Colleges.
Suggested length:
  • 2-4 weeks
Periods available:
  • February-July
  • October-December
  • Language: fluent English
  • CV, experience, and motivation letter: relevant to a career in psychiatry
  • We do recommend prospective applicants to include in their motivation letter:
    • A brief summary of their medical studies and psychiatry career so far;
    • Their career prospects and how they think that the EFPT experience in Oxford would support such achievements;
    • How they intend to spend their placement in Oxford and how they will feed back about their EFPT experience to their colleagues in their country.
Travel information


  • VISA: please, check with your embassy.
  • Travel and health insurance: mandatory.


  • Hospital residencies: depends on availability. There might be limited hospital accommodation available for applicants. Application needs to be done well in advance.
  • Other options:


About Oxford:

http://experienceoxfordshire. org/oxford.aspx

Useful websites:

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Royal College of Psychiatrists

Local exchange coordinators:


Dr Alexis Economou
Consultant representative




Dr Romanie Nedergaard-Couchman
Specialty Registrar representative





Dr Riccardo De Giorgi
Academic representative




Dr Iryna Terekh
Senior House Officer representative