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

The Royal College of Psychiatrists is the professional body responsible for education, training, setting and raising standards in psychiatry.

Support for Psychiatrists

  • Membership

    Membership resources

  • Career development and Revalidation

    Continuing Professional Development returns; CPD Online learning resource. Read more about how to work in psychiatry. For guidance about revalidation for psychiatrists. Visit Revalidation

  • Conferences and training

    The Centre for Advanced Learning and Conferences (CALC) is the College unit responsible for delivering the College's training courses and conferences. Read more about conferences, training courses and training at your workplace

  • Examinations

    Information on CASC, Regulations & Curricula, Pass Lists & FAQs. Visit Examinations

  • Faculties

    The main specialities in psychiatry are represented by College Faculties, Sections and Special Interest Groups. Visit Faculties

  • Divisions

    The regional offices represent the College locally & provide professional advice where required. Visit the Divisions

  • Quality improvement

    The College’s Centre for Quality Improvement aims to raise the standard of care that people with emotional or mental health needs receive by helping providers, users and commissioners of services assess and increase the quality of care they provide. Visit CCQI

  • Publications

    RCPsych Publications publishes the college's flagship journal the British Journal of Psychiatry, along with a full programme of books and college reports in all areas of psychiatry. Visit Publications

  • Becoming a psychiatrist

    Career information for medical students & Foundation Doctors. Visit Career in Psychiatry

Get the best advice

NHS Sustainability Day; 26 March 2015
Sustainability in Psychiatry

New report from the College


CBT for Adults
New Publications

CBT for Adults: A Practical Guide for Clinicians (3rd edn)


See recent books