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


South West Division Retired Doctors


This page is for doctors who have retired and those approaching retirement. 

Dr Angela Rouncefield and Dr Paul Divall represent Retired Doctors on the South West Division Executive Committee. Contact can be made by forwarding an email to Abigail Watts.

  • Peer Groups
    To help colleagues find a suitable peer group if you have space in yours it would be very helpful if you could let Dr Rouncefield and Dr Divall know via Abigail Watts so that we can put retired working doctors in touch with you.

    For those doctors who are not in a peer group but would like to be put in touch with one please forward your details via Abigail Watts who will try and put you in touch with a group.

  • Training Events
    All SWDT events are open to Retired Doctors for CPD and in addition for 2014 the South West Division has put together four half day courses in 2014 specifically to meet the needs of retired psychiatrists. We are aware that retired psychiatrists can feel isolated and bewildered especially by the prospects of revalidation. Many of us find odd jobs to do, some within organisations that can help e.g. SOADs in the CQC, but others are doing bits and bobs of assessments, with no particular parent organisation. To give guidance and assist in the “careers” of retirees we hope to welcome you to these four half days, which are open to any psychiatrist who has retired from their substantive NHS post (you do not have to meet the College’s requirements for reduced fees) providing you attend 2 of the 3 biannual meetings from Autumn 2013 to Autumn 2014. 


    There will be a nominal charge for each event to cover lunch and administrative charges.


    We are able to offer the following topics and dates in 2014 for your diaries:


    6 March, 12:30 – 16:30                           Revalidation

    14 July, 10:00 – 14:30                             Treatments Update

    4 September, 12:30 – 16:30                  Mental Health Legislation Update

    15 December, 10:00 – 14:30                 Risk Assessment and Management


    The topics have been chosen to reflect what we believe to be the mainstream needs of psychiatrists who continue to offer help and advice, or are involved in activities such as Section 12 work. Each meeting will include a short update on revalidation, especially to hear members’ experiences and to share good or helpful practice.

    Further information can be found on the SWDT page.

    SWDT are always willing to consider any events that are relevant to this group and any ideas can be forwarded to Abigail Watts for consideration at:


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