RCPsych eNewsletter August 2016
Update from the President
College President, Professor Sir Simon Wessely outlines the many
ways we are continuing to affect and influence mental healthcare
delivery and policy.
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News from the College
RCPsych in Northern Ireland
RCPsych NI Chair Dr Gerry Lynch
discusses the launch of the Independent Commission on the provision
of acute inpatient psychiatric beds in Northern Ireland.
RCPsych in Scotland
A packed month in
RCPsych Scotland representing mental health at the Scottish
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Later life career planning survey
The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges are investigating what
opportunities would be attractive to doctors in the later stages of
their careers in this
survey. Closing date: 16 September 2016.
New College appointments
We are very pleased to announce Dr Santosh Mudholkar has been
appointed Associate Registrar for Member Engagement, Dr Daniel Maughan as Associate Registrar for
Sustainability and Dr Monique Schelhase
as Chair of SAS Doctors Committee.
Presentation Ceremony 2016
A number of very deserving awards, including the President’s
Medals and Honorary Fellowships, were presented at the
Mental health in the
The College has embarked on an exciting
project with The King’s Fund to understand the extent to which
mental and physical health integration are being realised in 50
vanguards sites in England.
Do you feel supported and valued?
Our Psychiatric Trainees’ Committee are leading a review into
morale and training within psychiatry across all College divisions
and are keen to hear from you.
College posts and external opportunities for members
College posts can be found on the website and include:
College in the media
The College has featured significantly in the national
newspapers commenting on a variety of topics including
perinatal mental health services in Scotland and further
coverage of the Independent
Commission in Northern Ireland led by Lord Nigel Crisp and
supported by the College.
College in Politics
Month in Parliament June to July
If a week is a long time in politics, the last month has been as
age. Brexit has led to many political resignations and
replacements, with the exception of the two Jeremys. But the
College has continued lobbying for mental health both in
Parliamentary Committees and in the House of Lords.
We speak to Dr Andrew Charters, a
retired CAMHS consultant about his student protest to save the
rabbits from his medical school, his outspoken Spanish trainee and
his invaluable advice to our trainees.
What’s new online?
- Video highlights from RCPsych International Congress 2016
on our new YouTube
- Why Choose Psychiatry – watch our recruitment
video on what makes psychiatry unique.
- Listen to Ryan Holiday discuss how ego blocks success and
happiness in his podcast.
- Prepare for the MRCPsych exams with 2 Trainees Online
- GP, Eleanor, describes a harrowing and prolonged experience of
being stalked in her podcast.
- Global mental health – Rachel Jenkins and the BJPsych International team discuss brain
- European Federation on Psychiatric Trainees’
- World Psychiatric Association’s latest
newsletter for Early Career Psychiatrists.
- Follow RCPsych on Twitter and
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