Sri Lankan Psychiatrists Association-UK
SLPA Spring Conference 2015
17th April 2015
138, Greenford Road
Opportunities in the UK for Sri Lankan Psychiatric Trainees:
The Royal College of
Psychiatrists has now become an approved sponsor for doctors from overseas
looking for training posts in psychiatry.under the Medical Training Initiative (MTI) which
is designed to enable a small number of International Medical and Dental
Graduates to enter the UK to gain experience, training and development in
the NHS for up to two years, before returning to their home
country. This is for overseas qualified psychiatrists who wish
to further their expertise in psychiatry by acquiring additional skills in
their own specialty or in a subspecialty and it is not for new trainee
psychiatrists, who would receive their traing from their local Psychiatric
Training Schemes. This sceme is aimed to provide unique opportunity for
experience in number of subspecialties such as Old Age Psychiatry, Eating
Disorders, Learning Disability, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Forensic
Psychiatry and others.
For further information
on this scheme please check the links belw and keep looking for further
information that would be coming up in the near future in the College
website. The scheme is in the initial stage and the College is looking to
appoint a Specialist Advisor who will oversee a MTI Pilot scheme in 2014. More information on how the
Trusts will be able to participate in the scheme and how overseas trainees
can apply are expected to be available when the scheme is developed fully.
Information: College Document
Sri Lanka Psychiatrists Association (UK)
Lankan Psychiatrists' Association of the United Kingdom was formed in July
2001 with the aim of creating a forum for the Psychiatrists of Sri Lankan
origin, practicing in the UK.
aims and objectives of the Association are:
To act as a forum for Psychiatrists of Sri Lankan origin
in the United Kingdom enabling them to share ideas and to promote social
To promote education and research in Psychiatry with
special reference to the mental health of people of Sri Lankan origin.
To organise and promote education and research events in
the UK and in Sri Lanka.
To be an advocate for the needs of the Association members
in relation to their role in the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
To assist the psychiatric trainees from Sri Lanka to
obtain their post graduate training in the UK.
To promote and advance the delivery of mental health care
in Sri Lanka.
To safeguard and foster the interests of the mem
bers and preserve, protect and enhance their image, by working with other
To participate in charitable activities in Sri Lanka,
particularly in the field of mental healthcare services in Sri Lanka.
For more details see the Constitution