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Title: The Foundation Programme in psychiatry: a qualitative study into the effects of a foundation placement
Authors: Boyle, Ann
Davies, Sophie
Dogra, Nisha
Perry, Jennifer
Fosker, Hannah
First Published: 3-Oct-2016
Publisher: Royal College of Psychiatrists: BJPsych Bulletin
Citation: BJPsych Bulletin, 2016, 40, 281-284
Abstract: Aims and method There is a drive to increase the number of psychiatry foundation placements to ensure that training keeps up with the changing health and social care landscape. This qualitative study aimed to explore, by interview, the experiences of 17 doctors who have completed a foundation placement in psychiatry. Results The study highlights the benefits of foundation psychiatry placements and some of their positive and negative aspects. Clinical implications Those developing foundation placements will need to ensure they are of high quality. Declaration of interest None.
DOI Link: 10.1192/pb.bp.115.051243
ISSN: 2056-4708
eISSN: 2056-4694
Version: Publisher Version
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: © 2016 The Authors This is an open-access article published by the Royal College of Psychiatrists and distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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