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Wessex Professional Support Unit

The Wessex PSU is pleased to offer support to any trainee who finds that they are struggling, for whatever reason, to make progress in their training despite local support.

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Specifically, our vision is to empower trainees to become great providers of health care; and our mission is to provide doctors and dentists in training in Wessex with a nationally recognised high standard of focused support for their well-being and development in order to promote the quality and safety of the care and service they provide and the levels of satisfaction they take from their work.

We believe this is best achieved through an open and enabling approach in support of the professionalism of those we serve underpinned by quality assurance processes and a research led evidence base.

Our values, in common with the wider NHS, are: Working together for patients, respect and dignity, commitment to quality of care, compassion, improving lives and everyone counts.


            Click here for Information for Trainees   Click here for Information for Educators   Click here for Case management area   Click here for Virtual Support Group Area

            Click here to Meet the Team   Click here for PSU Framework   Click here for PSU Newsletter   Click here for CPPS Information


Each year we receive around a hundred new referrals for trainees whose needs for support require the high level of skill and experience which we are here to provide. Indeed, the unit has over ten years of experience and constantly strives to improve its service to trainees.

Click here to download the PSU Leaflet

Referrals are usually made by educational supervisors, programme directors or directors of medical education in partnership with trainees. However, trainees may self-refer. Following referral a trainee will be assigned a Case Manager to explore the nature of their needs and plan with the trainee how best to support them.


We are pleased to receive any self-referrals or any other confidential enquiry about our services through
our dedicated email:

For all other enquiries please contact the PSU administrator Julie Worthington:


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