About Our Parliamentary Work
The College's public
affairs team works to support and promote the interests of
psychiatrists, service users and carers through developing links
with Parliament and providing information and advice on psychiatric
and mental health matters to politicians, civil servants and
other opinion formers.
The College's parliamentary work
is directed by the College's Westminster Parliamentary Liaison
Committee, chaired by Dr Adrian James. The Scottish,
Welsh, and Northern Ireland Divisions carry out public
affairs work in their respective countries.
We gather political intelligence to
inform our approach, and work closely with government
ministers, shadow spokespeople and other MPs and Peers. We
pursue College priorities through briefings on legislation,
debates, parliamentary questions and consultation responses. We
also meet with parliamentarians from all parties on a regular
basis and attend party conferences.
As the parliamentary voice of the
College, we are always eager to hear from College members
about any recent developments or concerns in your area. We can also
help you to develop links with local politicians to discuss issues
affecting your area.
To find out more information, or to
see how you can get involved, please contact Will Pickering
Affairs Manager on 020 7235 2351