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The purpose of the Psychopharmacology Committee is to ensure
that the College’s policy and guidance in the field of
psychopharmacology remains up to date and reflects best
practice. The members of the committee will provide a focus
of Psychopharmacology expertise in the College.
The Psychopharmacology Committee will lead on College guidance
and advice on issues concerning Psychopharmacology, working as
appropriate with Faculties and Sections.
The committee will work closely with the Centre for Advanced
Learning and Conferences to formulate and assist in the delivery of
training courses and conferences in the field of
The committee will identify experts in the different fields of
Psychopharmacology who can give advice and, as necessary, speak to
the media on issues concerning Psychopharmacology.
The committee will assist in policy development to ensure that
there is an appropriate balance in College policy between
psychopharmacological, psychological and social interventions.
The committee will assist the Policy Unit in responding to
consultations concerning psychopharmacological issues and take the
lead in certain key areas.
The committee will communicate with the public about issue
The committee will contribute to the curriculum and RCPsych
The committee will engage the trainees in its work, by liaising
with the Psychiatric Trainees Committee.
The Committee will be a Committee reporting to Council.
The Chair of the Committee will attend Council at least once a year
to provide a report on the work of the Committee. The
committee will work closely with the Policy Unit and it is expected
that the Chair or a representative of the committee will attend and
contribute to the Policy Committee.
Chair appointed for a term of up to 5 years.
Six members will be appointed following advertisement and
interview for a 4 year term
Up to three co-opted members with particular expertise in
Representative of the Psychiatric Trainees Committee
Registrar ex officio
Regulation XIX B Special Committees
A General or Special Meeting or any meeting of the Council may
appoint Special Committees for any special purpose which is
consistent with the Bye-Laws. The status of individual
Special Committees shall be reviewed by the Council every five
Among the Special Committees there shall be the following
ECT and Related Treatments
International Advisory Committee
Professional Practice and Ethics
College Centre for Quality Improvement (CCQI) Governance
Leadership and Management
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