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News and Updates

The Autumn 2014 edition of the West Midlands Division e-Newsletter has now been published.  The newsletter is published twice a year in April and October.  Previous editions can be found here.  If you would like to contribute an article, advertise an event or share your views with the membership please contact Angela or Sue in the Divisional Office.    


About the West Midlands Division

The Division comprises all Members and Associates of the Royal College of Psychiatrists living or working in the West Midlands. 

The Executive Committee tries to communicate College issues to all members of the Division. All Mental Health Trusts in the Region have either an Executive Committee Member or a Link Member who is responsible for transmitting information locally. The Committee also transmits members' concerns to the College.

The Committee agenda includes both service and professional issues and the following sub-committees have been formed to concentrate on specific areas: BME issues; Medical Directors; Public Education; and Service Users and Carers.  The Executive Committee acts as a liaison point for other interested bodies in the West Midlands and Regional Specialty Representatives from each Faculty are invited to attend.


Executive Committee

Member Year of joining Position
Dr Gabrielle Milner 2013 (E) Chair
Dr Tamal De 2014 (C) Financial Officer
Dr Kanu Achinivu 2014 (A) Neuropsychiatry
Dr Ignacio Agell Argiles 2011 (E) Committee Member
Dr Giles Berrisford 2014 (A) Perinatal Psychiatry
Dr Janice Birtle 2011 (A) Psychotherapy Faculty
Dr Harm Boer 2013 (A) Learning Disability Psychiatry Faculty
Dr Michael Bond 2013 (C) Committee Member
Dr Rahul Chandavarkar 2014 (A) Public Education Officer
Dr William Creaney 2012 (C) Committee Member
Dr Ananta Dave 2011 (C) Central Policy Committee Representative
Dr Robert Dennis 2014 (A) Eating Disorders Section
Dr Stephen Edwards 2013 (EX) Immediate Past Chair
Mr Steven Gilbert 2014 (A) User/Carer Representative
Dr Jayne Greening 2012 (C) Committee Member
Dr Nidhi Gupta 2014 (A) Affiliate Representative
Dr Mahnaz Hashmi 2011 (A) Liaison Psychiatry Faculty
Dr Afzal Javed 2014 (A) Rehab & Social Psychiatry Faculty
Dr Abid Khan 2014 (A) Regional Adviser
Dr Farooq Khan 2014 (A) Old Age Faculty
Mrs Michelle Long 2014 (A) Carers Representative
Dr Geoffrey Marston 2013 (E) Committee Member
Dr Steven Marwaha 2014 (A) Academic Psychiatry Faculty
Dr Vijaya Murali 2011 (A) General & Community Psychiatry Faculty
Dr Pradeep Peddu 2011 (E) Committee Member
Dr Madhava Rao 2011 (A) Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Faculty
Dr Pullical Ravindranath 2010 (A) Faculty of Addictions
Dr Sunil Routhu 2014 (EX) Psychiatric Training Committee Rep
Dr Renarta Rowe 2014 (A) Forensic Psychiatry Faculty
Dr Ashok Roy 2011 (E) Vice Chair
Dr Ruth Scally 2014 (C) Committee Member
Dr Pravir Sharma 2014 (A) Public Education Officer
Dr Matthew Tovey 2013 (EX) Psychiatric Training Committee Rep
Dr Tara Walker 2014 (EX) Psychiatric Training Committee Rep
Dr Alfred White 2013 (E) Committee Member

Approved minutes from West Midlands Division Executive Committee Meetings (member login required). 

Details of current West Midlands Division vacancies.

Further details about the Division, its Executive Committee, future meetings and events can be obtained from Sue Corfield or Angela Appleby.


Dates of Executive Committee Meetings 

Friday, 6 March 2015 -       Birmingham Medical Institute (BMI), B15 3AF                  
Friday, 19 June 2015 - Birmingham Medical Institute (BMI), B15 3AF  
Friday, 13 November 2015 - Birmingham Medical Institute (BMI), B15 3AF   

Affiliates and SAS Doctor's Event - Friday 13 March

Registration Form and Programme


Spring Academic Meeting - Friday 8 May - Flyer


How to get the consultant job you've always wanted - Wednesday, 11 February 2015,
Coombe Lodge, Blagdon, North Somerset, BS40 7RE

This course will appeal to ST5-6 doctors looking to apply for their first consultant post and Consultants, Affiliate Specialists and Staff Grade Doctors applying for a new post.  Dr Guy Undrill, Regional Advisor for the Severn Deanery and RCPsych Education and Training Committee Representative will be teaching on the course and has a great deal of experience in the recruitment of doctors in psychiatry.  During the afternoon delegates will take part in a mock interview with an expert panel of doctors, HR personnel and directors who are all experienced interview panel members.

Registration Form


Useful Links


Assessors for the College on Advisory Appointment Committees

If you have been a consultant for more than three years, would you be interested in representing the College as an Assessor on Advisory Appointment Committees (AACs)? Assessors are crucial to ensure good practice is maintained at all AACs and to provide a constructive assessment of applicants' expertise for the post. For full details on the role and how to become an Assessor, please contact or visit this web page.

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How to contact us

Royal College of Psychiatrists
West Midlands Division
Vancouver House
111 Hagley Road
B16 8LB

Tel: 0121 452 5120
Fax: 0121 452 5121


Further details about the Division, its Executive Committee, future meetings and events can be obtained from Angela Appleby or Sue Corfield