Simon tells us what he learned during his Grand
Tour of UK medical schools. What conversations did he have on
Call for Nominations for National Honours
Do you know a psychiatrist who deserves an MBE or similar
Reminder - RCPsych Fellowship
The deadline to submit the entries for the Fellowship of the
College is 30 June 2017.
Fellowship of the College is awarded as a mark of distinction
and recognition of contributions to psychiatry. As it is a College
award, candidates and citators are asked to demonstrate and
evidence significant contributions to the core purposes of the
Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Mental health spending
We analysed NHS England's latest ‘dashboard’ of statistical
information on the NHS and found that of the 44 Sustainability and
Transformation Plan (STP) areas, four are investing less in mental
health care this year (2016-17) compared to last year
Prisons Bill bid
The college is lobbying for an amendment to the Prison and
Courts bill to make sure prisons are clearly responsible for
looking after the mental and physical health needs of
RCPsych in Scotland
It’s been a busy start to 2017. January saw the launch of our
MCN and in February we held our Perinatal and Infant Mental Health
Roundtable event which included over 60 attendees from a mix of
Scottish Government, third sector and clinical backgrounds.
Important announcement: booking of events and examinations
We are aware of a number of issues that members have encountered
when trying to book an event or examination, particularly when
trying to make a payment.
This problem has now been addressed and we are continuing to
work hard to resolve the other issues.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
If you experience any issues when trying to make a booking,
please email the relevant team with your name, contact details and
a brief description of what you were trying to do (e.g. book an
exam; pay for an event or training course) and the issue you
Examinations - firstname.lastname@example.org
Conferences and events - email@example.com
College vacancies for members
Please check the website regularly
for current posts.
What’s new online
Prison psychiatric services should only be provided by the
psychiatric services covering that local area. Vote now.
BJPsych Kaleidoscope Quiz
Read the commentary in this month’s BJPsych Kaleidoscope and take the quiz for your
chance to win.
Congratulations to our March quiz winner Maire Cooney.
Answers can be found in last month’s