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

RCPsych eNewsletter October 2017

Professor Wendy BurnPresident’s Update

Wendy talks about psychiatry at the political party conferences, and a visit to Buckingham Palace.

 

 

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RCPsych highlighted stories

 

Mental health in your workplace

We’ve launched a pack of mental health information to help organisations support their employees. Please help us promote it.

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Core values

We’ve published 'Core Values for Psychiatrists' to support you in your working life.

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Travel policy update

The college is clarifying its travel policy for Members and staff, as part of an efficiency drive.

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CAMHS spending - latest

Our new research highlights the huge variations in spending for children and young people’s mental health across the country.

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Spotlight on quality improvement

Our new Quality Improvement lead Amar Shah provides the first in a series of case studies. He’d love to hear your stories.

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Other news

The Female Mind: A User's Guide

This book’s diverse range of topics spans anxiety, motherhood, eating disorders, what it means to grow up as a woman, and living positively with mental illness. Order it today.

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Psychiatrist's Support Service

Meet the new Specialist Adviser for the Psychiatrists' Support Service, Ros Ramsay.

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College vacancies for members

Please check the website regularly for current posts.

Vacancies include:

  • College Assessors to represent the College on NHS Advisory Appointment Committees (AACs).

    The College is running a half day of training in London on Wednesday 29 November 2017 from 9am (registration and coffee) until 1.30pm and, for the first time, the training will be available to Specialty Doctors.

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  • Chair of the MRCPsych Written Papers Standard Setting Panel

  • A vacancy has arisen for a dynamic new Chair of the MRCPsych Written Papers Standard Setting Panel to take up office from December 2017.

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RCPsych events

 

What’s new online

RCPsych in Northern Ireland chair’s update

The latest RCPsych in Northern Ireland team including updates about the Mental Health Act.

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RCPsych in Scotland

News from the RCPsych in Scotland team including what was covered at the Autumn Meeting.

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RCPsych in Wales

Another busy month of events, policy work and consultations for the RCPsych in Wales team.

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CPD Online eNewsletter

Updates from the eLearning team including latest modules, podcasts and vacancies.

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Monthly poll

Mental health awareness initiatives are helpful. Vote now >>>

Last month's poll results

Medical school reading lists should all contain at least some fiction.

YES: 77% NO: 23%

 

BJPsych Kaleidoscope Quiz

Read the commentary in this month's BJPsych Kaleidoscope and take the quiz for your chance to win.

Congratulations to our September quiz winner Philip Slack.  Answers can be found in last month’s Kaleidoscope column.

 

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