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RCPsych eNewsletter October 2016

Update from the President

Professor Sir Simon WesselyNot 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 questions.


Read more…

Win a College mug in our monthly quiz

BJPsych KaleidoscopeWhat 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 Chatterjea.
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 population.

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

The College responded to the BMA’s decision to cancel further planned strike action.


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

BMA AwardsDr 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 ‘Hoarding’ 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

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