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

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

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 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.

Read the Vice President's Update in the 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

Division Manager

Nora McNairney


Michelle Newell


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