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Psychiatrist wins scholarship to international mental health congress

PUBLISHED: 10:27 16 March 2017 | UPDATED: 13:21 16 March 2017

Dr Yasir Hameed, of Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, who has won an international scholarship. Picture submitted by Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust.

Dr Yasir Hameed, of Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, who has won an international scholarship. Picture submitted by Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust.

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A specialist has become the only psychiatrist in the UK to win a scholarship from a European organisation.

Dr Yasir Hameed, who is based at the Julian Hospital in Norwich, has become one of just five specialists to receive the Early Career Psychatrist Scholarship from the European Psychiatric Association.

It means he will received a funded trip to the International Congress of Psychiatry, which will be held in Florence, Italy, in April.

The congress focuses on subjects such as parental mental health, adolescent psychiatry, and personality disorder.

Hundreds of applications from psychiatrists across Europe are received by the organisation, making the scholarship extremely competitive.

Dr Hameed, who works for Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, said: “Being part of the congress will allow me to tap into European expertise and share ideas.”

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