Professional Support Unit

Welcome to our Professional Support Unit where we aim to provide best practice in supporting and developing postgraduate doctors and dentists in training within Northern Ireland. The PSU is separate from regulatory processes such as ARCP panels, trust or GMC investigations.

What we do?

It is not uncommon to experience personal or professional difficulties which can potentially impact on work or training and for which we may need support. The PSU endeavours to provide a holistic and collaborative approach in supporting trainees and believe that early intervention can present the best outcome for the trainee, colleagues and patients. Providing trainees with careers guidance and supporting career decisions presents as a major function for the unit and is facilitated on both a 1:1 basis and larger teaching forums. In addition the unit is a resource for advice, guidance and information regarding concerns to all parties involved in the education and management of medical and dental trainees. We hope our welcome video and frequently asked questions link below will help you understand more about services available:

Professional Support Unit Services