RCPsych eNewsletter December 2017
Wendy reflects on reasons for cheer at the end of the year, and
some imminent challenges we will face in 2018.
RCPsych highlighted stories
7 days to make a difference
Thousands of psychiatrists, patients and others who feel deeply
about mental health backed our successful campaign to prevent
Help for people in need
Christmas can be a challenging time for some people. The college
is highlighting our resources in an innovative way during
Take a role
Help steer the college’s work in your division, faculty or at
trainee level: a range of roles are available on committees across
Digital Technology for Mental
Members are being asked to help a project which aims to improve
the way digital technology supports mental health care.
A scholar speaks
This year five trainees are spending a day a week in Parliament
as part of our Parliamentary Scholars programme. Read the first in
a series of blogs about their experiences.
Special notice: technical
Would Members please note that the Members login area of the
website will be down between 5pm-9pm on Wednesday 20 December while
the college carries out technical maintenance. We apologise for any
Spotlight on Quality
This month the college’s Quality Improvement lead Amar Shah is
looking at a project which took place at the Adult Learning
Disability Unit in Durham.
RCPsych MTI scheme
Psychiatrists from outside the EU/EEA who want to train in the
UK are invited to submit their applications for the Medical
What’s new online
RCPsych in Northern Ireland
The latest update from the Chair of the RCPsych in Northern
RCPsych in Scotland
November is always a busy month for RCPsych in Scotland
RCPsych in Wales
It's the busiest time of the year for RCPsych in Wales. Read
what they've been up to in Wales and what they've got planned as
the festive season approaches.
CPD Online eNewsletter
Updates from the eLearning team including latest modules,
podcasts and vacancies.
An Invitation from the
Invitation from the College President Professor Wendy Burn to
attend a lecture ‘How autism affects mental health’ by Dame
A contribution from the
Gatsby/Wellcome Neuroscience Project:
Join the discussion on the role of neuroscience in contemporary
psychiatry. Register now for the Second RCPsych Neuroscience Spring
Conference. Places are complimentary, but limited, and some travel
and accommodation support is available for trainees/medical
Digital technology will significantly improve mental health care
in the next five years. Vote
Last month's poll results
Every psychiatrist should be trained in quality improvement.
YES: 60% NO: 40%
BJPsych Kaleidoscope Quiz
Read the commentary in this month's
BJPsych Kaleidoscope and take the quiz for your chance to
Congratulations to our November quiz winner Kinza
Khan. Answers can be found in last month’s Kaleidoscope column.