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HPFT Psychiatrists scoop the top spots in Royal College of Psychiatrists national competition

09 Oct 20 - 09 Oct 21

Psychiatrists from HPFT’s North Essex Learning Disability services have won first and second prizes in a prestigious annual poster competition, run by the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Faculty of Intellectual Disability. They took first prize for their poster to improve physical health outcomes in an enhanced clinic. Second prize went to their poster describing a survey, to review the impact of COVID-19 on the mental wellbeing of patients with intellectual disability.

Two of their entries for another oral competition, for trainee Psychiatrists were also placed in the final six, with their presentations about improving physical health and about reviewing experience and acceptability of telecommunications from the perspectives of patients, carers and psychiatrists.

Dr I Sawhney, Consultant Psychiatrist and HPFT’s Clinical Director of Learning Disability Services, Essex and Trust wide IAPT services said: “Receiving all these accolades at such a prestigious national competition is an honour and I’d like to congratulate everyone involved in these achievements, it’s wonderful to see their hard work being recognised in this way and it has been a privilege to lead the team.”

First prize and shortlisted for oral competition prize:

Improve physical health outcomes in an advanced clinic.

Second Prize:

A survey to review the Impact of COVID-19 on the mental wellbeing of patients with an intellectual disability.

Shortlisted for oral competition:

Telecommunication reviews: Experience and acceptability of patients, carers and psychiatrists.

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