Info for clinicians
Information for GPs
You may come across our work in the form of letters informing you of the findings of an assessment on a patient. These usually contain some information and recommendations specific to the patient concerned, and then a standardised appendix of recommendations for GPs in relation to adults or children and young people.
If you are interested in training, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in volunteering please see ‘Working with TID’ below.
You can read a GP update article here on working with people seeking asylum.
A chapter on the experience of ‘Working with people seeking asylum’, from the book ‘Seeking Asylum and Mental Health’, can be downloaded from the book’s website here.
Working with TID
We welcome new clinicians to our team!
Please contact us on email@example.com if you are interested in conducting specialist assessments for TID in a voluntary or a paid capacity.
You need to be
• A medical doctor with a current licence to practice or a clinical psychologist with current registration
• Have significant experience in your field, for example being a fully qualified GP, a fully qualified clinical psychologist, an NHS consultant, or a trainee at ST5 level or above.
• Be willing to undertake DBS checks, training, induction and ongoing CPD and supervision with TID, and to produce at least your first 12 reports on an unpaid basis
• Be able to undertake at least 12 reports a year
If you are a nurse or other health care professional, we do welcome expressions of interest, especially if you have experience of working with asylum seekers and refugees. Some of our planned projects will involve nursing colleagues and MDT work.
We offer training in the identification, assessment and documentation of the health consequences of torture and other human rights abuses in people seeking asylum. We are very keen to offer training for GPs and other front-line practitioners working with this client group. We can deliver targeted training which takes into account what your services can realistically achieve, using flexible training methods to suit the needs of busy clinicians and colleagues. We are usually able to offer this free or at very low cost.
If you are interested in training, please email us at Admin@tortureid.org so we can discuss your requirements.
We are aware that opportunities to improve the identification, assessment and documentation of human rights abuses need not just relate to healthcare. If you think you have a training need which fits with our organisational aims, please contact us to discuss.
Maloney, C., Nelki, J., Summers, A. Seeking asylum and mental health: a practical guide for professionals – Includes a chapter on writing records and reports. A chapter from the book is available for free download here