Lankan Psychiatrists Association-UK
SLPA Annual Academic
1st November 2014
Bath road Hounslow, Middx. TW6 2AQ
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.
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)
Sri 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.
The 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 cohesion.
· 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
· 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