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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

RCPsych eNewsletter December 2017

Professor Wendy BurnPresident’s Update

Wendy reflects on reasons for cheer at the end of the year, and some imminent challenges we will face in 2018.

 

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RCPsych highlighted stories

7 days to make a difference

Thousands of psychiatrists, patients and others who feel deeply about mental health backed our successful campaign to prevent funding cuts.

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Help for people in need

Christmas can be a challenging time for some people. The college is highlighting our resources in an innovative way during Advent.

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Take a role

Help steer the college’s work in your division, faculty or at trainee level: a range of roles are available on committees across the college.

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Digital Technology for Mental Health

Members are being asked to help a project which aims to improve the way digital technology supports mental health care.

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A scholar speaks

This year five trainees are spending a day a week in Parliament as part of our Parliamentary Scholars programme. Read the first in a series of blogs about their experiences.

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Other news

Special notice: technical maintenance

Would Members please note that the Members login area of the website will be down between 5pm-9pm on Wednesday 20 December while the college carries out technical maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

 

Spotlight on Quality

This month the college’s Quality Improvement lead Amar Shah is looking at a project which took place at the Adult Learning Disability Unit in Durham.

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RCPsych MTI scheme

Psychiatrists from outside the EU/EEA who want to train in the UK are invited to submit their applications for the Medical Training Initiative.

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RCPsych events

 

What’s new online

RCPsych in Northern Ireland

The latest update from the Chair of the RCPsych in Northern Ireland.

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RCPsych in Scotland

November is always a busy month for RCPsych in Scotland events.

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RCPsych in Wales

It's the busiest time of the year for RCPsych in Wales. Read what they've been up to in Wales and what they've got planned as the festive season approaches.

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CPD Online eNewsletter

Updates from the eLearning team including latest modules, podcasts and vacancies.

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An Invitation from the President

Invitation from the College President Professor Wendy Burn to attend a lecture ‘How autism affects mental health’ by Dame Stephanie Shirley.

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A contribution from the Gatsby/Wellcome Neuroscience Project:

Join the discussion on the role of neuroscience in contemporary psychiatry. Register now for the Second RCPsych Neuroscience Spring Conference. Places are complimentary, but limited, and some travel and accommodation support is available for trainees/medical students https://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/neuroconf

 

College Reports

 

Monthly poll

Digital technology will significantly improve mental health care in the next five years. Vote now

 

Last month's poll results

Every psychiatrist should be trained in quality improvement.

YES: 60% NO: 40%

 

BJPsych Kaleidoscope Quiz

Read the commentary in this month's BJPsych Kaleidoscope and take the quiz for your chance to win.

Congratulations to our November quiz winner Kinza Khan.  Answers can be found in last month’s Kaleidoscope column.

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