Welcome to Professional Support Unit



The Severn Postgraduate Medical Education - Professional Support Unit (PSU) aims to help promote trainee well-being and personal development by providing support and assistance in tackling obstacles or key transitions - professional or personal.

We understand how stressful and demanding working as a trainee doctor can be, as well as the effect events in our personal lives can have on us, which is why we feel offering a support service to Severn Postgraduate Medical Education trainees is crucial. 

Who we are

Professional Support Unit is run by a team based at Severn Postgraduate Medical Education and includes:

  • Dr Adam Malin – Associate Dean for Professional Support
  • Lynn Hodgson - Support and Development Manager
  • Tailte Breffni – Support and Development Manager (unavailable until October 2017)

If you have any queries or would like to access the service, please email SevTraineeSupport.SW@hee.nhs.uk

What we do

Professional Support Unit offers trainees the opportunity to sit down with a member of  the Professional Support Unit  in a confidential and supportive setting to discuss any challenges or concerns. From this, a plan of action is developed jointly and support resources agreed.

Professional Support Unit can provide access to a range of support and development resources which can help to improve trainee well-being which can ultimately impact on the quality of patient care. We will ensure objectivity and confidentiality for trainees by providing an open and supportive service which is outside employing organisations.

Policies and Guides

HESW Trainee Support Guide 2015

Severn PGME Trainee Support Policy

GP Trainee Support Policy - to be read in conjunction with the above PGME Trainee Support Policy