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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

Committees


Policy Committee

(PC)


The Policy Committee meets four times a year to discuss current policy issues and approve College documentation. The Committee members include representation from all Divisions, Faculties and Special Interest Groups within the College, as well as service users and carers and members of the Policy and Communications Department.

 

PC has representation from faculties, divisions, jurisdictions and sections. The Committee receives detailed feedback from the Policy Unit, feedback from the Westminster Parliamentary Liaison Committee (WPLC) and discusses any policy issues which are relevant to the wider Committee. The Committee has the function of approving College documentation for publication.

 

Please use this link to see the College's guidance for the preparation, writing and approval of official policy.

The Policy Unit is responsible for the coordination of these committees. If you would like any further information regarding the Policy Committees, please contact Helen Phillips.

 



 

 

Special Committee on Professional Practice and Ethics  (SCPPE) 


The Committee meets four times a year to discuss guidance on psychiatric professional practice, including issues of policy into practice, confidentiality, probity and conflicts of interest. Members of the Committee are those who have expertise and interest in ethics, confidentiality, quality standards and the relationship between policy and practice.

The Committee allocates time to discuss separately issues involving confidentiality and ethics, as well as issues surrounding professional practice. The Committee also has the additional function of overseeing the accreditation decisions made by the College Centre for Quality Improvement (CCQI).

The Policy Unit is responsible for the coordination of these Committees. If you would like any further information regarding this Committee then please contact Helen Phillips.