Hunter New England Training in Psychiatry (HNET)

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Welcome to HNET! For news and dates to remember, stay on this page. Other information can be found in the links to the left. For current staff of HNET, click the "FOR STAFF" link for more information and resources pertinent to your work with us.


Are you a doctor wanting a job in psychiatry?

Click here to visit our Recruitment page!

What's news?


  • HNET are excited to announce the arrival of clinical academic, Associate Professor Lisa Lampe! Lisa is a psychiatrist interested in the assessment and treatment of anxiety and depression. Lisa’s impressive resume includes being co-author of ‘The Treatment of Anxiety Disorders’, with several translations and the author of several self-help books, teaching resources and educational media. Lisa’s research interests include avoidant personality disorder, social phobia, personality (both adaptive & disordered), medical education and assessment. Academic roles include coordination of undergraduate psychiatry teaching, and assessment of specialist psychiatry trainees. In addition to Lisa’s academic role with the University of Newcastle, she joins HNET one day a week as a coordinator of training who will chair the Network Governance Committee, support the formal education course and exam prep course, and provide CBT group supervision and a teaching clinic. Welcome Lisa!  new.bmp

  • The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) understands that training can be a challenging time and are committed to supporting your wellbeing. They have now provided a range of new print, video and online resources developed specifically to support trainees and Specialist International Medical Graduates (SIMGs) on the pathway to Fellowship – in looking after mental health and wellbeing. Check out these new resources here: https://www.ranzcp.org/News-policy/News/New-orientation-and-wellbeing-resources-for-new-tr.aspx

  • Some new resources have been added to our intranet page - see under 'Handbooks' - click here from a HNE computer.
  • HNET trainees can find lots of useful information in our HOW-TO guides, available on our intranet site. Click here to check them out! 

Dates to remember

3 July 2017:  Prevocational Term 3 commences.

6 July - 8 August 2017:  Mid-year break from HNET Formal Education Course and Grand Rounds. Time to do your mandatory training - check your HETI Online portal for your requirements!

7 August 2017: Semester 2 of 2017 clinical year commences.

9 August 2017:  HNET Formal Education Course for Semester 2 commences. Psychiatry Grand Rounds recommences.

17 August 2017:  RANZCP Essay-style exam

18 August 2017:  RANZCP MCQ exam

9 September 2017:  RANZCP OSCE exam

11 September 2017: Prevocational Term 4 commences.

27 November 2017:  Prevocational Term 5 commences.

5 February 2018:  Semester 1 of 2018 clinical year commences.


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This site is administered by Philippa Ditton-Phare - please contact philippa.ditton-phare@hnehealth.nsw.gov.au with any comments or requests.