We have our own psychiatry training scheme and work in partnership with the Northern Deanery and the Lead Employer Trust to provide psychiatry training to those wishing to pursue a career in psychiatry.

We are also one of just 16 trusts taking part in the national 'Better Training Better Care' project, which aims to improve the quality of training and learning for the benefit of patient care.

A dedicated postgraduate team provides specialist support to trainees to ensure their curriculum needs are met and portfolios completed. Weekly postgraduate teaching is available in each of the localities for all doctors to attend and weekly supervision is also provided via their clinical supervisor.
We also provide six monthly psychiatry placements for GP trainees which will provide them exposure to service users with varying mental health problems and an insight into how inpatient and community services function.

We are a specialist mental health and learning disability trust.  We gained foundation status in July 2008. The map below outlines the geographical location of our services. Tasters are available trustwide and will be arranged on an individual basis to meet trainee needs. 


As a Trust we provide four month rotations to foundation doctors from South Tees Acute Trust, County Durham and Darlington Acute Trust and North Tees and Hartlepool Acute Trust.

Note – Foundation doctors from these three trusts will not be placed in the North Yorkshire locality unless specifically requested.

What can TEWV offer me?

A tailored placement that will be facilitated to meet your needs. You may wish to undertake this placement because:

  • You have had little or no previous experience of this specialty
  • Or you will not spend time on a psychiatric rotation during your foundation years and want to ensure the opportunity to achieve the psychiatric behavioural curriculum outcomes
  • Or you are fairly sure that you want to make your career in psychiatry, but want to be absolutely certain

What clinical specialities are available to me?

Adult Mental Health Services

  • Crisis resolution and home treatment teams
  • Inpatient assessment wards
  • Inpatient intervention and treatment wards
  • Outpatient eating disorder service (Tees based)
  • Rehabilitation and continuing care wards
  • Young onset dementia team
  • Affective disorder teams
  • Psychosis teams

Children and Young People's Services

  • Inpatient service
  • Low secure inpatient unit
  • Community teams

Forensic psychiatry (South Tees area only)

  • Inpatient medium secure beds male and female – acute and enduring
  • Low secure enduring in patient beds
  • Non forensic low secure
  • Inreach to prison services

Forensic learning disability (South Tees area only)

  • Inpatient low secure admission and assessment (male)
  • Inpatient low secure treatment (male)
  • Inpatient continuing care (male)
  • Female – assessment and treatment unit
  • Community teams

Learning Disability

  • Multidisciplinary community team working
  • Inpatient facilities – acute admission and longer term treatment
  • Services for adults with profound and multiple disabilities
  • Learning disability - specific assertive outreach and crisis team
  • Other specialist teams e.g. epilepsy, challenging behaviour

Liaison Psychiatry

  • Dealing with the interface between physical and psychological health; providing psychiatric assessment and treatment for patients who attend general hospitals, whether out patient clinics, accident and emergency departments or in-patient wards

Mental Health Services for Older People

  • Inpatient assessment and treatment beds
  • Outpatient services
  • Day services

Who should l contact about tasters?

Dr Baxi Sinha - Trustwide senior foundation/GP tutor



Nurse specialist in medical education

Dawn Carter /Emma Tootle

dawn.carter3@nhsnet        emma.tootle@nhs.net


Hayley Lonsdale – medical education officer



Find out more

For more information about our medical development programmes please contact Hayley Lonsdale, medical education supervisor.

Tel: 01642 838152 or Email: hayley.lonsdale@nhs.net