RCPsych in Wales
It has been a busy few months for the RCPsych in Wales.
Our Chair, Professor Keith Lloyd met with the Health Board Vice
Chair’s in April to discuss (among other things) our Manifesto and recruitment and
retention. Wales has one of the lowest rates of recruitment
and retention in the UK and we are working hard to address this
Values for Psychiatrists has received approval from the Policy
and Public Education Committee and Council and we are delighted
that we are now at the publishing stage. We now need to focus
our attention to how we can embed the Values into Psychiatry
training and practice and assessment.
Welsh Government and the National Assembly for Wales are keeping
us busy with various consultations. We have responded to
Wales’ first ever Dementia Strategy consultation, an Inquiry into
prescribing practices of antipsychotic medication in Care Homes and
the Parliamentary Review.
We met with the Lead for the new Health Education Wales
organisation currently being developed. The new organisation
will be ‘open for business’ in April 2018 and we are pleased to be
engaged in this process.
We are excited to be re-vamping our public engagement function
here in Wales and have formed a small working group to scope this
work. Updates to follow.
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