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

Private and Independent Practice Special Interest Group

Private and Independent Practice Special Interest Group

 

About the Private and Independent Practice SIG (PIPSIG)

The Private and Independent Practice Special Interest Group was formed in the 1990s and the membership is increasing. Members from other Specialities and Faculties of the college are welcome if they work to any extent outside the NHS. 

 

The group covers private practice, medicolegal and Mental Health Act work, and doctors visiting and working in independent hospitals and clinics.

 

The group seeks to develop the interface between the College, the independent sector, the insurers and the NHS.

 

Previous annual reports can be viewed on the website and show the range of activities that PIPSIG covers.

 

The current challenges include Relicensing and Revalidation, skills required for independent psychiatric practice and liaising with other college activities.

 

The group's concerns have been that those working outside the NHS have, in the past, not been included in college activities.

 

 

How to join

Membership is open to all Members of or Associates of the College. Others may be invited to join at the discretion of the Chair. To join, please complete our online application form or email the College Membership section.

 

PIPSIG Forum

We now have a forum. The purpose is multifold but it will address issues like finding people in your area to form a PDP peer group and will enable exchange of ideas and a broader range of views in response to any queries you may have.  Please join it here.

 

Executive Committee

 

Member Year of joining Position
Dr Daniel Allen 2013 (E) Chair
Dr Ajat Sanikop 2011 (E) Financial Officer
Dr Ankur Agarwal 2014 (C) Secretary
Dr Lesley Haines 2013 (C) Vice Chair

 

Forthcoming events

February - October 2014: Series of revalidation and CPD workshops throughout the UK

 

Reports

Should you require a copy of any previous bulletins not currently available on the website, please contact Francis Maunze – the College Archivist.

 

Resources

Important documents to help regulate your practice:

 

Minutes

 

Newsletters