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


Welcome to rcpsych in northern ireland

Dr Diana Day-Cody


Dr Cody is a consultant psychiatrist in the Western Trust with a particular interest in patients with complex needs and in particular psychoses.  Dr Cody graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 1981. She trained in Dublin and later at the Maudsley Hospital in London before taking up a post in Northern Ireland.  In the past she has held medical leadership roles in the Trust and is a strong advocate for clinical leaders. Dr Cody has worked on secondment with the National Clinical Assessment Service (NCAS) which provides a service within the NHS for doctors who are experiencing difficulties. She has also worked closely with voluntary organisations and in particular AWARE

Dr Cody will be supported in her new role by Vice Chair, Dr Maria O'Kane.

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

Through the Chair, Dr Diana Day-Cody, RCPsych in Northern Ireland is represented 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 Standards, Policy, Public Education, Regional Advisors, Recruitment & Retention, Examinations, SAS and Affiliates, Trainees, Perinatal, Neuropsychiatry and Eating Disorders.

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

Read the Chair's Report 2014 in the Annual Review


Recent Publications

CBT for Anxiety & Depression by joanne younge                     


      Publication by Catherine Taggart                   
CBT for Mild to Moderate Depression by Dr Joanne Younge, Hughes & Heron Mental Health & Deafness by Margaret duFeu & Cathy Chovaz The Elder Journal - A brave new (fused) world? The draft Northern Irish Mental Capacity Bill - Dr Catherine Taggart


Your views..

Interested in contributing to research on "Understanding Suicide - Help Seeking in Urban & Rural Areas in NI?"  The Bamford Centre for Mental Health & Wellbeing would like to hear from you.  Please email if you would like to register your interest.


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

Division Manager: Nora McNairney

Division Administrator: Lisa Losty

Policy: Thomas McKeever

Clifton House
2 North Queen Street
BT15 1ES


Tel:  028 9027 8793
Fax: 028 9031 2461


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