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

College Reports


Reports produced by the Royal College of Psychiatrists and made available for general distribution fall into one of three categories:

College Reports (previously known as Council Reports) constitute official College policy.

Position statements are concise statements of College policy.

Occasional Papers are produced by Departments or Sections of the College with the aim of providing information or provoking discussion.

(Please note, since January 2012, the majority of College reports are no longer produced in print format.)

More about the work of the College Policy Unit.

Other policy consultation responses.


Report approval process

  • Faculties/Sections are an integral part of the College, and any legal obligation arising from their publications rests with the College.

  • College Reports, Position Statements and other guidance for publication need to be sanctioned by the College via the Policy Committee.

  • Faculty/Section reports for publication and Occasional Papers need to be sent to the Policy Committee for information only.

  • All publications are sent to Council for information.
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