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

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The events of recent years have clearly demonstrated the need for the profession’s active involvement in determining our future.  Membership of the PTC gives trainees access to networking opportunities  and other initiatives designed to raise the standard of training and provide support for trainees across the UK. We are also embedded in multiple other College committees, providing a trainee voice throughout the College.

 

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Attention all trainees

Struggling to stay awake on-call? Concerned that you won’t make it home safely?

Current demands within the NHS can be both physically and mentally exhausting. We know that moderate sleep deprivation can lead to impairments in cognitive and motor performance equivalent to legally defined levels of alcohol intoxication. We also appreciate that in psychiatry, where trainees regularly drive whilst on-call during unsociable hours, this is a significant concern.

 

Staying safe – a trainee-led review into fatigue in psychiatry is led by the Royal College of Psychiatrists Psychiatric Trainees’ Committee (PTC) and we need your help by completing this survey  to build the evidence to make improvements in our training and the working conditions in your local area.

 

We don’t want psychiatric trainees to suffer the same fate as our anaesthetic colleagues where 57% of trainees have reported having had an accident or a near-miss driving home after a night shift. We also don’t want the same concerns about the availability of breaks and rest facilities. We want to understand and improve working conditions within psychiatry and we need your help to do this.

 

The survey is designed to capture information that impacts on your level of fatigue and which affects your wellbeing whilst on-call. We will publish our findings in the summer and we’d be very grateful if you could complete our survey before 5pm Monday 5 March.


PTC Elections

Notice of Election: Nominations are invited to join the Psychiatric Trainees’ Committee (PTC).

2018 elections will be held for the following divisions:

To apply, please complete the nomination form, by clicking the division above.

Completed nominations should be sent via email to elections@rcpsych.ac.uk.  Nominations must arrive no later than Friday 9th March 2018.

Please read the Committee Member job description carefully, before nominating yourself, to ensure you are able to fulfil all responsibilities. 

Each year elections will be held for half of the Divisions.  Elections shall be held for the North West, Scottish, South East, Trent, Welsh, and West Midlands Divisions in one year followed by elections for Eastern, Ireland (North), Northern and Yorkshire, London, and South West Divisions in the following year.


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UPCOMING EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

The Morris Markowe Public Education Prize

The Morris Markowe Public Education Prize is an opportunity to demonstrate your written communication skills in a 1000 word article about mental health aimed at the general public.  An award of £1000 will be given to the winning entrant as well as consideration for the for membership of the Public Education Editorial Board. 

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