How to refer to the PSU

The PSU is pleased to receive referrals from educators and employers in the Thames Valley.

Trainees are also welcome to refer themselves to the PSU, as are any doctors or dentists that are not in Health Education Thames Valley (Oxford Deanery) training programmes or posts, for support with either a career dilemma or a performance improvement need.

PLEASE NOTE: If a trainee wishes to improve their performance in order to progress satisfactorily with their training, it is almost always helpful for the trainee’s clinical and educational supervisors to have input into and feedback from the work with the PSU coach/mentor. To facilitate this, we strongly advise the trainee is referred by a senior educator (usually the TPD) involved in their training, and is not asked to refer themselves to the PSU.

Referral Forms:

PLEASE RETURN THESE TO US BY EMAIL WHENEVER POSSIBLE

This significantly helps our administration and reduces transcription errors. The completed referral form should be sent as an email attachment to psu@thamesvalley.hee.nhs.uk where it will be reviewed in the strictest confidence by a senior member of the PSU team. If any supporting documents are not available to you in electronic format please post these to us at the PGMDE offices. We will respond to you in the first instance by email. Telephone conversations can be arranged through email contact.

Referral of a doctor or dentist in training –
educators or employers wishing to refer a doctor or dentist in training in an Oxford PGMDE Deanery (Health Education Thames Valley) training post, please download, complete and return the Trainee Referral Form

Self-referral by doctor or dentist in training –
trainees in an Oxford PGMDE Deanery (Health Education Thames Valley) training post wishing to refer themselves, please download, complete and return the the Trainee Self Referral Form

Referral or self-referral for doctor or dentist not in training –
doctors or dentists that are not in an Oxford Deanery (Health Education Thames Valley) training programme or post wishing to obtain support from the PSU, please download, complete and return the the Referral Form for doctors or dentists not in training

Once your form has been received, a senior member of the PSU team will contact you within 10 working days to discuss what form of PSU support may be of help.