News from other organisations and the
NHS England: care.data update
Having heard the concerns from patients, GPs
and others, NHS England accepts that the public need more time to
learn about information sharing and have extended the
awareness campaign. NHS England will begin collecting data from
GP surgeries in the Autumn, instead of the spring, and will work
with patients and professional groups to develop additional
practical steps to promote awareness with patients and the public,
and ensure information is accessible and reaches all sections of
the community, including people with disabilities.
British National Formulary: 25%
discount for members of the College
National Formulary (BNF) reference reflects current best
practice as well as legal and professional guidelines relating to
the uses of medicines. NICE have altered their distribution
arrangement for England, and eligible health professionals will now
receive one free print copy of BNF a year - the September issue -
to supplement online access. The March edition is being printed as
usual, members of the RCPsych can purchase a copy at a 25%
discount. All you need to add is BNF67/RCPSY at
checkout and this will activate the discount. The discount only
applies to online orders.
Careif-Global Suicide and Suicide
Prevention Essay Competition 2014
Careif, an international mental health charity
with a special focus on protecting and promoting the health and
well-being of young people living in culturally diverse societies
around the world, holds an annual essay prize competition to
encourage ‘state of the art’ essays on key mental health themes.
Students are invited to submit, in open competition, an essay on
Suicide and Suicide Prevention and to explore its
socio-religious context, cultural meaning and its association with
stigma. Entries must be no more than 4000 words, should be
referenced using the Harvard reference style, and submitted by
email to email@example.com
by 21 December 2014.
MQ: Transforming Mental
Health: 2014 MQ Fellows Programme
The Programme aims
to support the most promising early career scientists and
clinicians who are asking challenging questions that will
contribute to transformative advances in mental health research.
The Programme is open to applicants from all scientific disciplines
and around the world. Closing date: 24 April 2014.
Why I became a member
champion for mental health
Michael J Bevan, County Councillor for
Sherborne Rural Division, Dorset County Council talks about why he
member champion for mental health.
Care Quality Commission (CQC)
Join a new mental health
The CQC launched the first wave of new mental
health provider inspections in January 2014. Professionals from the
sector (clinical advisors) and experts by experience have been
central to these inspection teams. The CQC are now
recruiting mental health professionals for our second wave of
CQC asks people to share
their experiences of mental health crisis care
The CQC is reviewing mental health crisis care
in England. As part of this we are asking people who have
experienced a mental health crisis, or who have supported a friend
or relative through one to share their
experiences of the help, care and support they received.
Update from NICE
'Guide to coroner services' and
'Coroner investigations - a short guide'
The Ministry of Justice has published the new
to Coroner Services’ booklet and an accompanying
leaflet, ‘Coroner investigations – a short guide’. The
Guide explains to bereaved people, and others who come into contact
with a coroner service, what they can expect from the coroner’s
Events and conferences
RCPsych Events: Clinical
Trainees’ Workshop: 21 July 2014, Robinson College, Cambridge
Leadership Training for Psychiatrists and preparation for
5 April 2014 at the Royal College of
Psychiatrists, 21 Prescot Street, London, E1 8BB. The meeting is
open to all ST4-6 trainees, specialty doctors and consultants.
Disability Rights UK:
Advocacy and social care report
A new report on the impact of advocacy by the National
Development Team for Inclusion has found that a lack of robust
evidence leaves advocacy in a potentially vulnerable position.
King’s Fund: Ageing
society demands a ‘fundamental shift’ in how health and care are
A fundamental shift is urgently needed in the
delivery of health and care to meet the challenges of a rapidly
ageing society, say the authors of a new report from The King’s
Making our health and care systems fit for an ageing