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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness


College Fellowship



Fellowship of the College is awarded as a mark of distinction and recognition of contributions to psychiatry. Because it is a College award, candidates and citators are asked to demonstrate and evidence significant contributions to the core purposes of the Royal College of Psychiatrists:

Setting standards and promoting excellence in mental health care

Leading, representing and supporting psychiatrists

Working with service users, carers and their organisations

Candidates are invited also to document their contributions to the College's stated aim of patient centred practice through: Professionalism, innovation and research, lifelong learning, fairness and inclusion, ethical practice and multi-disciplinary working.

If successful, Fellows are entitled to use the designation ‘FRCPsych’ once they have paid the prescribed registration fee.

Nominees for the Fellowship must be subscribing Members of the College at the time when nominations are submitted. Sponsors will be notified if this is not the case.

Nominations are considered annually by College committees.


The 2014/2015 round is now open and nominations must be received in a completed state by 31st July 2014. All Members who have achieved 10 years in Membership as at 1st January 2014 are encouraged to consider applying for Fellowship.



Nominations for the College Fellowship must be supported by two Sponsors, both of whom must be subscribing Members of the College.

Sponsors must not be members of the Education, Training & Standards Committee at the time of submitting their nomination.
Please read the guidance notes before completing the nomination forms.

Please print and complete the CV form  and Citation form and send to:

Elizabeth Atkinson
Information Governance & Constitutional Affairs Manager
Royal College of Psychiatrists
21 Prescot Street
London E1 8BB

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