Monday, 30 January
Great meeting on Friday of the Royal College
of Psychiatrists in Scotland, with the hugely important topics of
medical leadership and recruitment. Both the Registrar and the
Treasurer spoke at the meeting, and Professor Sir Lewis Richie gave
a particularly inspiring call for leadership and talk on the
meaning and role of the general practitioner.
As you are aware, the member’s survey seeking
your views on the Health and Social Care Bill closes at midnight
tonight. We will get the results analysed very quickly, and will
formulate a new position statement on the back of it. I will keep
in contact with you via this blog and on the website about how we
are moving forward. As of now, our position remains that of
the Academy statement that was leaked
to the Guardian last week.
I am beginning to see common themes across the
UK and now intend to invite the leaders of our offices in
Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales to meet with me. I hope to
discuss issues around the role of the psychiatrist, alcohol
addiction and suicide prevention.
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