RCPsych eNewsletter January 2018
Wendy talks about New Year’s resolutions, driving recruitment in
psychiatry and updates on the Mental Health Act.
RCPsych highlighted stories
New Year's Honours
Several Members received honours in the New Year’s Honours
‘Social Media Is Bad For Your
Nearly 600 schoolchildren came to the college for a fantastic
debate on this topical subject.
Don’t miss the President’s
A date for your diary: book your place for Dame Stephanie
Shirley’s lecture on how autism affects mental health.
Last year we launched a brand new magazine for Members called
RCPsych Insight. On the eve of the third edition we’re asking –
what do you think so far?
Have you performed above and beyond in your role? If you have,
it’s time to start preparing your ACCEA application.
A scholar speaks
One of the college’s Parliamentary Scholars reflects on her
experiences at Westminster.
Spotlight on quality – case study
A Quality Improvement case study on work for by the Adult
Learning Disability Unit in Durham.
Tribunal – recruiting
Mental health tribunal services in England and Wales are trying
to recruit 80 doctors.
Members who are interested can find out full details on the
Appointments Commission website.
Hundreds of medical students are expected to attend the National
Student Psychiatry Conference (NSPC) at Brighton and Sussex Medical
School on 27-28 January.
Members of the RCPsych Trainees team will be there to push the
‘Choose Psychiatry’ campaign and promote careers in psychiatry.
sign up for tickets.
SAS Doctors and
A special day is being arranged for SAS doctors and tutors
providing hands-on insight into the CESR (Certificate of
Eligibility for Specialist Registration)
The event is taking place on 5 March in Preston, and is being
organised by the college’s Equivalence Committee.
Dr Nandini Chakraborty, Associate Dean for Equivalence, said:
“We hope that the day will give a true picture of the process and
help break some myths.”
There will be around 60 places. If interested, please keep an
eye on the CESR webpages.
College vacancies for members
Please check the website regularly for current posts.
Vacancies on Faculty and Division Committees
Nominations are now open for Faculty and Division Executive
Committee vacancies. Members and Specialist Associates in good
standing are invited to check the webpages of the following
Divisions and Faculties for more details of current vacancies.
Please complete the requested documentation to submit your
nomination for election.
Faculties: Academic, Addictions, Forensic,
Intellectual Disability, Medical Psychotherapy, Neuropsychiatry,
Old Age, and Perinatal.
Divisions: Eastern, London, RCPsych in Wales,
Northern & Yorkshire, North West, Trent, and South West.
Please contact email@example.com for
Vacancies on Psychiatric Trainees Committee
Pre- and post-membership trainees from the following Divisions
are invited to submit a nomination to join the PTC to represent
their Division. Please see the PTC webpage for more information on
how to submit your nomination:
Divisions: RCPsych in Scotland, RCPsych in
Wales, North West, South Eastern, Trent, and West Midlands.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or see
the PTC pages for further
International Congress of the
Royal College of Psychiatrists, 24-27 June 2018 |
Advances in Clinical Practice for Older
People with Substance Misuse, 15-16 February 2018 | RCPsych,
Psychodynamic Interpersonal Therapy
(PIT) for Persistent Physical Symptoms Training Day, 16 March
2018 | RCPsych, London
Introduction to CBT (CBT in Practice
Series), 13 March 2018 | RCPsych, London
Managing Depression (CBT in Practice Series),
11 April 2018 | RCPsych, London
Managing Anxiety (CBT in Practice
Series), 23 May 2018 | RCPsych, London
Faculty of Medical Psychotherapy Annual
Conference, 25-27 April 2018 | Radisson Blu, Cardiff
Faculty of Liaison Psychiatry Annual
Conference, 16-18 May 2018 | Marriott Hotel, Liverpool
Neuroscience Spring Conference, 13
April 2018 | Downing College, Cambridge
Complimentary places for the Second RCPsych Neuroscience Spring
Conference are filling quickly.
What’s new online
Is it important for psychiatry that College members win national
Last month's poll results
Will digital technology will significantly improve mental health
care in the next five years?
YES: 52% NO: 48%
BJPsych Kaleidoscope Quiz
Read the commentary in this month's
BJPsych Kaleidoscope and take the quiz for your chance to
Congratulations to our December quiz winner Mohamed Morsy.
Answers can be found in last month’s