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


Welcome to RCPsych in Northern Ireland

On 16 February 2016 we welcomed the new Chair of RCPsych in NI and Vice President of The Royal College of Psychiatrists, Dr Gerry Lynch.Dr Gerry Lynch

Dr Lynch is supported in his role by Vice Chair, Dr Maria O'Kane.

The RCPsych in NI office was established and launched in September 2003.

Dr Lynch represents RCPsych in NI on the College Council. There are also RCPsych in Northern Ireland representatives on each of the Central Faculty Committees and on the various College Committees such as:

The Education and Training Committee, Policy, Public Engagement, Regional Advisors and Recruitment & Retention, Examinations.

Members are encouraged to participate in the College locally and nationally. Vacancies for representatives are notified to the local membership via the journals, website and local mailshots.

Have a look at the Chair's Update for recent news from RCPsychNI and see our 2015 Annual Review.


Your views

We are always pleased to receive feedback. We would be particularly interested to hear what topics and speakers you might wish to have included in our CPD programmes – email us quoting “Topics and Speakers” in the subject field.

Dr John Sharkey, Regional Representative, Psychiatrists in Private Practice Special Interest Group, would be grateful to hear from Psychiatrists interested in this area; email Dr Sharkey

The Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management is a new UK-wide organisation that aims to promote the advancement of medical leadership, management and quality improvement at all stages of the medical career for the benefit of patients. This is a cross College initiative which sits alongside the College’s own Leadership and Management work. You can get further details and sign up online.


Contact us

  NI Staff

RCPsych NI Manager

Nora McNairney


To be advised


Thomas McKeever

Clifton House
2 North Queen Street
BT15 1ES


Tel: 028 9027 8793
Fax: 028 9031 2461


Media Enquiries: 028 9027 8792 or out of hours contact 079 7036 5883