RCPsych eNewsletter October 2016
Update from the President
Not many of us go to work to do a bad
job. Most of us hope that we do the opposite – but how do we
know if we are? How can we tell if the service we provide is
a good one and whether the work we do makes a difference?
College President, Professor Sir Simon Wessely discusses the
work of the CCQI, who have been working to help answer these
Win a College mug in our monthly quiz
What triggers an act of mass violence?
Why do we lock doors on so many psychiatric units?
Read the commentary in this month’s BJPsych Kaleidoscope and take the quiz for your
chance to win.
Congratulations to our August quiz winner Bhargavi
Answers can be found here...
News from the College
2014 Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey (APMS):
The results of the
National Study of Health and Wellbeing (also known as the Adult
Psychiatric Morbidity Survey) has been published. The survey report
provides detailed information and analyses on the prevalence of
both treated and untreated psychiatric disorders in the adult
This data is invaluable in helping us to develop, plan services
and monitor changes in the nation’s health and wellbeing. Our Dean
Dr Kate Lovett’s comment features on the front page of the
Guardian, The Times and BBC regional radio stations.
Junior Doctors’ Dispute
responded to the BMA’s decision to cancel further planned
RCPsych in Scotland
Next month kickstarts party conferences in Scotland and we will
be hosting a Fringe event at the SNP and the Scottish Lib Dems
Party Conferences. Read more about some of our activities over the
last few months in Scotland.
Psychiatrists' Support Service
The Psychiatrists' Support Service is a free, confidential
support and advice service for members, trainee members and
associates of RCPsych who find themselves in difficulty or in need
of support. For more information,
visit our webpage.
2016 BMA Patient Information Awards
Dr Jim Bolton, Associate Registrar for Public Engagement
reflects on the success of our range of leaflets
for patients and carers, written by College members who have a
particular interest in a disorder. Most recently, our leaflet on
was highly commended in the 2016 BMA Patient Information
Awards. Read more...
Neuroscience in the Core Curriculum
The Gatsby/Wellcome Neuroscience Project aims to introduce a
modern Neuroscience perspective into psychiatrists’ clinical work
by reshaping training.
Find out more and see where you can hear Dr Wendy Burn speak
about the Project.
College vacancies for members
Current posts for members can be found
on the website, which include:
College opportunities for members