Q: Can I pay my Membership
subscription by Direct Debit?
A: Yes. In fact, the
College offers a financial incentive to members in the UK who
choose to pay by this method. Find out more information
on paying by Direct Debit.
Q: I think my circumstances may
entitle me to a reduction in my College subscription - how do I
find out more?
A: Reductions are available - for example if
working only a few sessions or taking a career break. See Payment methods for a
summary or contact the Membership Data Office.
Q: Why have I not received information/journals to which
I am entitled?
A: You must keep the Membership
Data Office informed of any changes of home or work address to
ensure that your journals or any communications from the College do
not go astray. Journal subscription is also one of the benefits of
membership that is suspended if you fail to pay your membership
Q: Is it easy to get in touch with College
A: They are all
contactable via the College. Telephone messages can be passed
via their secretaries.
Q: How can I find out College policy on a given
A: College policy documents are called
Reports'. A full list of these is available freely from the
College. They can be viewed on the College website or obtained from
the Book Sales office.
Information Service can help obtain further information on
subjects where a policy document has not been published, or to
trace historical changes in policy through the College
Q: I know I keep up-to-date - why should I participate
in the College's CPD scheme?
While it is accepted that the majority of psychiatrists keep
abreast of modern practice it is increasingly necessary for all
medical practitioners to be able to show that they are up-to-date.
Participation in the College's scheme enables a psychiatrist to
demonstrate that certain standards have been met.
Q: Can the College help me find the information I need
for my research project?
A: Yes. The
Information Service maintains many databases and on-line
systems to offer members help with enquiries, obtain copies of
journal articles, and perform literature searches. If you cannot
get to the College's London premises to use the Information Service
yourself, telephone 020 3701 2712, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: How can I find out about and register for
conferences and academic
A: Upon joining the College you will be placed on the mailing lists
that pertain to your speciality. Mailings about each meeting
include a registration form that should be returned to College
Conference Office with remittance by post or by fax. Unfortunately,
as yet we cannot take bookings over the phone.
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