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“After nearly two years as a locum consultant psychiatrist within a community mental health team serving a small town and semi-rural area outside of Glasgow, I enter my final week with much still to do…”


“As it’s nearly a year since I arrived in Glasgow, I thought it timely to write about just what I’ve been doing here.” A summary of my work over 12 months with Homeless and Community Mental Health Services in Glasgow.

In May 2010, the Kintampo Project’s inaugural 18 month MAP degree course welcomed its first intake of students. For its first two weeks, I joined a UK-led teaching programme which included clinical psychologist, Dr Tess Maguire, and community psychiatric nurse, Patrice Fugah. The programme included presentations that encouraged student interaction and two memorable field trip to observe the local context in which mental illness is perceived and managed.

Leaving England


“Should I stay or should I go?” I asked myself when considering whether to move 450 miles from Sussex to Scotland. While changing jobs was surprisingly straightforward, relocating itself proved even more challenging and draining than expected.

Last Thursday, 30 June, at the International Congress of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in Brighton, two of my previous supervisors, Drs Peter Hughes and Giuseppe Spoto were honoured for their contributions to psychiatry by outgoing College President, Dr Dinesh Bhugra.

My report on my placement in Ghana has just been published on the Royal College of Psychiatrists website and is reproduced here. It’s a shortened, reworded version of the Neate Experience in Ghana blog that I posted in October 2010.

A Neate blog with photos on my Out of Programme Experience as a psychiatric Specialist Registrar in Ghana. A long report that tries to compress the circumstances of how I practiced, supervised and taught psychiatry and the sense of being and seeing Ghana itself!