Professional Support Unit

The Professional Support Unit (PSU) provides a holistic and collaborative approach in addressing concerns raised whilst ensuring that patient safety, the safety of the referred trainee and others is not compromised. The PSU supports trainees, trainers and other healthcare professionals throughout this process with the aim of ensuring that each referred trainee receives the required support and development in order to enable them to complete training and effectively contribute to delivering the highest possible quality of care to patients and the public, now and in the future.

Anyone involved with a trainees educational programme can refer a trainee to the PSU, by completing the PSU Referral Form (Appendix A), and are encouraged to make the referral in a timely manner in order for the appropriate interventions to be put in place before the trainee’s anticipated end of training date. All referrals should be discussed with the trainee.

Please see guidance on supporting trainees struggling with exams by clicking here.

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