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
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
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
Sponsors must not be members of the Education,
Training & Standards Committee at the time of submitting their
Please read the guidance notes
completing the nomination forms.
Please print and complete the CV
form and Citation form and send
Information Governance & Constitutional Affairs Manager
Royal College of Psychiatrists
21 Prescot Street
London E1 8BB