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The Policy and Public
Affairs Committee meets four times a year to discuss current policy
issues and approve College documentation. The Committee members
include representation from all divisions, faculties and
jurisdictions within the College, as well as service users and
carers and members of the Policy and Communications Department.
Committee receives detailed feedback from the Policy Unit, and
discusses any policy issues which are relevant to the wider
Committee. The Committee has the function of approving College
documentation for publication.
this link to
see the College's guidance for the preparation, writing and
approval of official policy.
The Policy Unit is responsible for the coordination of these
committees. If you would like any further information regarding
this Committee, please contact Helen Phillips.
The Committee meets
four times a year to discuss guidance on psychiatric professional
practice, including issues of policy into practice,
confidentiality, probity and conflicts of interest. Members of the
Committee are those who have expertise and interest in ethics,
confidentiality, quality standards and the relationship between
policy and practice.
allocates time to discuss separately issues involving
confidentiality and ethics, as well as issues surrounding
The Policy Unit is
responsible for the coordination of these Committees. If you would
like any further information regarding this Committee then please
contact Helen Phillips.
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