RCPsych in Scotland
Party Conference Report Spring 2015
Karen Addie, Policy Manager has produced a
summary report from RCPsych in Scotland attendance at party
conferences in Spring 2015
Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill - Stage 1 Report from the
Health and Sport Committee of the Scottish Parliament, Published
April 30 2015
Recommendations in the report that relate directly to
Psychiatrists are available here.
E News - Update from Scotland April 2015
The latest news from the Royal College of Psychiatrists in
Scotland is available here.
Ticking all the Wrong Boxes: Mental Health and Employment
New Recommendations published today by the Scottish Mental
Health Partnership highlight the need for improved
welfare access for people with mental health problems.
RCPsychiS Mentoring Scheme
A new mentoring scheme for Scotland is currently being set up
and we are currently collecting the details of members interested
in being mentors. Please return the Expression
of Interest Form if you want to be added to the list.
We are also conducting a survey of current mentoring
arrangements, the survey is available here.
Information Sheet on Mentoring
to Prospective Mentors
New Briefing Paper on Stigma Published
The briefing paper written by Dr Linda Findlay and Dr Laura
Cameron is available here.
If you would like a paper copy please contact the office.
New Confidential Enquiry Report
The National Confidential Enquiry into Suicide and Homicide by
People with Mental Illness have issued a new report today on
In-patient Suicide under Observation. The full report can be read
New Mental Health App for Young People
A new app and educational programme designed to help young
people manage mental heath problems has been launched. Developed
with NHS clinical staff, in collaboration with the University of
Glasgow, SafeSpot is available on mobile devices and resources that
allow young people to manage stress in a positive and healthy
RCPsych in Scotland Research Prize 2015
A prize of £500 is available, to be presented at the Autumn
meeting in October 2015. Winners will be expected to present
their work at a future meeting of the Royal College of
Psychiatrists in Scotland. The deadline for submissions is
30th June 2015.
Please click here
for more information.
MSc in Forensic Mental Health - School of Forensic Mental
This programme is designed for those who are currently, or who
are looking to be employed in a forensic setting - such as a secure
hospital, community-based service for mentally disordered
offenders, Scottish Prison Service or the Scottish Police Service.
It is suitable for professionals with backgrounds in nursing,
social care, occupational therapy, psychology, psychiatry and
security. Applicants wishing to commence in 2015 are to be
registered by June 2015.
For further details on entry requirements, modes of study and
duration and programme structure please visit their
Scottish Academy of Royal Colleges Report on Physical
The Scottish Academy of Royal Colleges have published
a report on physical
inactivity saying that leaders in policy, medical education,
health boards, hospitals and Royal Colleges must renew their focus
on tackling physical inactivity and that increasing knowledge of
the required levels of physical activity among the public is
Vacancy Post - Regional Advisor West Scotland
We currently have a vacancy for a Regional
Advisor in the West Scotland. You can access the job
description for Regional Advisor here. Applications
can be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submit a
brief C.V and a covering email or letter highlighting relevant
experience. If you would like an informal chat about this
post please ring Karen Addie at the Scottish office on 0131 344
4964. The closing date for applications is 30
Scotland Malawi Mental Health Education Project - Volunteers
Global Mental Health is a young and rapidly growing specialty.
SMMHEP has been working in Malawi since 2006 and is offering
exciting opportunities to implement its innovative mental health
education programme, in conjunction with the College of Medicine,
University of Malawi.
Opportunities are open to post-MRCPsych (or equivalent)
psychiatrists. Work includes clinical, teaching and research
responsibilities for undergraduate and postgraduate students (MMed
Psychiatry). Specific projects include leading on the development
of E-learning and implementation of mhGAP training for primary
Job advert and more
Guidance for Mental Health Clinicians providing Clinical
Evidence for the Work Capability Assessment
New guidance has been produced to assist clinicians in providing
accurate medical evidence in supporting service users undergoing
Work Capability Assessments (WCA). The WCA has been a significant
part of the Government's welfare reform plans and these
developments directly affect benefits claimants that have mental
The guidance and more information are available on the
Welfare Reform pages of
the website. Feedback on the usefulness of the
guidance is encouraged, please contact Masood Khan at email@example.com
Royal College of Psychiatrists in Scotland Small Projects Fund
The Royal College of Psychiatrists in Scotland
has established a project to support small projects being
undertaken by members in Scotland. Please note the deadline is
on 29 May 2015. Click here
for more information.
RCPsych in Scotland Expert Witness List
For some time the RCPsych in Scotland has
collated a list of members who are willing for their details
(usually work telephone number/work email address) to be given to
third parties. If you want to add your details to the list please
let us know.
Important Message for All Members in Scotland
Have we got your email address? Have you
recently changed it and not informed the College in London? Our
email information all comes off the main College database,
therefore if you don't keep it up to date you will miss out on
mailings from the College in Scotland as, from this year, we are
only sending information electronically (unless you opt in a
mailshot by post). Already we have noticed some members either
don't have an email address on the database or it is incorrect.
Please help us to make sure we are sending notifications to the
right place. We can change your details from our PCs so get in
touch if you want us to update.
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