RCPsych eNewsletter March 2017
The gentle art of winning friends and
One year on: how you can help
A year on from publication of game-changing mental health
reports, read Prof Tim Kendall’s progress report and watch our
Awards 2017: Call for entries
Make your nominations for the RCPsych Awards and the Clinical
Panel discussion on radicalisation
Come to our panel discussion ‘Psychiatry and the Prevent
strategy to counter radicalisation’.
Other news: UMbRELLA
UMbRELLA (Uk Medical Revalidation Evaluation coLLAboration) is
conducting a piece of research looking at whether revalidation
mechanisms, through appraisal, can facilitate the identification
and remedy of potential concerns before they become fitness to
Practice (FtP) referrals. UMbRELLA is keen to speak to doctors who
have been involved in a GMC FtP referral.
More details, including criteria for participating, are in the
If you’d like to find out more, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
by the beginning of March 2017. All responses will be treated in
the strictest of confidence.
Other news: New commissioning guide for
MUSThe Joint Commissioning Panel has produced a new
commissioning guide for medically unexplained symptoms.
The guide is about the commissioning of comprehensive MUS
services across the healthcare system.
It aims to:
- describe MUS and the associated outcomes
- outline current service provisions for MUS and detail the
components of a high quality comprehensive MUS service, and
- highlight the importance of commissioning comprehensive MUS
The JCP consists of a range of stakeholder organisations,
Other news: Out now, our magazine for trainees
The latest issue of our magazine for trainees, The Registrar, is
It’s full of interesting articles for trainees at all levels,
providing a platform to share thoughts, opinions, reflections and
innovations in written form.
Included this month is an update on the neuroscience project
we’re running, in partnership with Gatsby Wellcome.
See the latest issue of The
Other news: New technologies - call for papers
The November issue of Evidence-Based Mental Health will be a
special issue on new technologies and digital innovation in mental
call for papers is now open, with submissions due in by 15
The College co-owns EMBH with the BMJ and the British
Psychological Society. Members can gain free access to the online
edition via the link on the Members’ page on the
College vacancies for members
Please check the website regularly
for current posts.
What’s new online
It is possible for psychiatrists to make diagnoses about people
in the public eye who they have not interviewed directly.
BJPsych Kaleidoscope Quiz
Read the commentary in this month’s BJPsych Kaleidoscope and take the quiz for your
chance to win.
Congratulations to our February quiz winner John Bainton.
Answers can be found in last
month’s Kaleidoscope column.