Parliament and Public Affairs
The College's public affairs team works to support
and promote the interests of psychiatrists, service users and
carers through developing links with Parliament and providing
information and advice on psychiatric and mental
health matters to politicians, civil servants and other
The College's parliamentary work
is directed by the College's Westminster Parliamentary Liaison
Northern Ireland offices carry out public affairs work in
their respective countries.
We gather political intelligence to
inform our approach, and work closely with government
ministers, shadow spokespeople and other MPs and Peers. We
pursue College priorities through briefings on legislation,
debates, parliamentary questions and consultation responses. We
also meet with parliamentarians from all parties on a regular
basis and attend party conferences.
As the parliamentary voice of the
College, we are always eager to hear from College members
about any recent developments or concerns in your area. We can also
help you to develop links with local politicians to discuss issues
affecting your area.
To find out more information, or to
see how you can get involved, please contact: