Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry
About the faculty
Our vibrant and active faculty supports old age
psychiatrist and trainees, promotes the
mental wellbeing of older people and their families, and protects
News and events
In response to members queries raised at the March annual
- Information outlining the arguments against Ageless
services can be found on resource section along with our needs led
As a Faculty we strongly believe that there
is a need for old age psychiatric services as we are the mental
health specialists best able to meet the complex needs of older
We will be surveying members to get an assessment of the current
position re services at the beginning of May and the results will
go on the website.
- Concern was expressed about international recognition
of single CCT in Old age.
We will be putting a paper
together with evidence and feedback from the relevant regulators to
robustly address this concern. This will go into the trainee
section when it is competed.
- The Faculty is looking for patients or carers willing
to talk to the media about depression in older
If you have any potential cases please
the letter for them and for your trusts.
- Two sessions are coming up on Old Age psychiatry at the
International congress Current and future therapeutic advances in
dementia on the afternoon of the 26 June 2017.
session will include:
The new BAP Guidelines for Managing Dementia
Therapeutics for Lewy body Dementia: Old and New
Preventing dementia: a realistic prospect?
And another session on the afternoon of the 29 June
2017 intriguingly titled Has Psychiatry given up
- The new Chief Coroner has issued new guidance that
makes clear that “deaths under DOLS” are not automatically to be
considered as being under state detention where the death occurs
after 3 April 2017.
- Summary of the work done by the executive on your
behalf will be summarised in the forthcoming
Business meeting minutes:
More news and
What we have done in the last 3 months
There is a variety of support for Old Age Psychiatry
trainees including a Higher Trainee group, a Google group
and free online training.
Prizes and bursaries
Prizes and bursaries are available throughout the year.
Best practice guidance, reports, policies and videos.
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