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Psychiatry of learning disability higher training

Psychiatry of Learning Disability (LD) Higher Training in Wales offer fantastic opportunities for trainees to work in fully multi-disciplinary teams with highly experienced colleagues.

Posts are available in both North and South Wales and trainees are able to work in both rural and urban environments, ensuring they get exposure to a wide variety of clinical experience.

Trainees are made to feel part of their own local team, but are also meet with their colleagues across the region on a weekly basis, at the half day academic programme. This enhances their learning and enables networking which is beneficial to their training and future careers, as well as being a valuable training event.

Trainees have the opportunity to experience all aspects of LD Psychiatry in any of the post they are allocated too. They also have the opportunity to work within the Welsh Epilepsy Unit based in Cardiff to further their knowledge of this disorder which is so commonly seen within the LD population. Additionally they will be able to select areas of special interest to focus on during dedicated sessions each week.

Research is strongly encouraged and supported and the majority of trainees will achieved publication of their work during their time on the scheme.


The training programme director for psychiatry of learning disability training in Wales is Dr Basil Cardoza. He is happy to be contacted via email to answer any questions potential applicants to the training programme may have.