Dr Diana Day-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.
She 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
The RCPsych in NI office was established and launched in
Through the Chair, Dr Cody 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
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
|CBT for Mild to Moderate Depression by Dr
Joanne Younge, Hughes & Heron
||Mental Health & Deafness by Margaret duFeu & Cathy
||The Elder Journal - A brave new (fused) world? The draft
Northern Irish Mental Capacity Bill - Dr Catherine Taggart
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.
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