Integration of Adult Health and
Social Care in Scotland – Consultation on proposals
The Scottish Government has issued a document
setting out their proposals for integrating health and social care
services for adults in Scotland. Primarily the changes will affect
older people’s services but other services could be included.
A summary of the document and the main consultation questions is on
website. We would welcome responses from any member of the
College in Scotland. The deadline for
responding is 1 September 2012.
The Alcohol (Scotland) (Minimum Price) Bill
This was passed by the Scottish
Parliament in May – a proud day for our Chair, Dr Peter Rice
and colleagues from across the various Health organisations and
charities who campaigned for this over a long period of time.
Self Directed Support
We responded to the Health and Sport
Committee’s call for written views on the
Social Care (Self-Directed Support) (Scotland) Bill. Although
the College is generally in favour of the bill and its provisions,
we have significant concerns about the vulnerability of people who
are disadvantaged by mental health problems but who retain capacity
to make decisions about their affairs. See our newly revamped
Consultation page at the website for a copy of the full
Consultation on Scotland’s Tribunal
We responded to the Scottish Government’s
proposals to re-organise all the Tribunals in Scotland, including
the Mental Health Tribunal Scotland. See
Establishment of Academic Faculty of the RCPsychiS
As part of the ongoing development of the
Faculties in Scotland,the Academics had their inaugural meeting on
17 May 2012 and elected Professor Stephen Lawrie as the Chair
and Professor Ian Reid as the Vice-Chair. Anyone wishing to
have more information or to get mailings from this Faculty should
contact Angela Currie.
In line with the College Faculty our
Learning Disability Faculty has changed its name to the Faculty of
Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability of the RCPsychiS.