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

Trainee Representatives on the Executive Committee in Scotland :

PTC Co-opted Elections - Call for nominations

Please click here for the call for nominations for one co-opted member of the Psychiatric Trainees' Committee (PTC) to represent RCPsych in Scotland.

The post is open to pre-membership psychiatric trainees (PMPT) in North and East Scotland.

 In the letter you will also find a nomination form, which should be completed, signed, scanned and returned via email to by Monday 9 February 2015.  Applications should include a 200 word biography in case of a ballot.

New CPD Online Module

A new module has been published on TrOn: Physiology of arousal and sleep

Call for Articles - PTC Magazine

Submissions are sought of articles for the next edition of ‘The Registrar’, the PTC’s quarterly magazine.


They are interested in submissions, which are relevant to training, including pieces on education, leadership, research, conferences, exams, recruitment, interviews and any other issues you feel are important to trainees.


The article should be 1-2 pages and if possible should also include photos or images (which are free from copyright issues). Don't forget to include your name, title, place of work and contact details.


Please send your submissions and direct any queries to :


Trainee Member Required - Psychiatrists' Support ServiceThe Psychiatrists’ Support Service (PSS) has been in existence at the Royal College of Psychiatrists since 2007. It is a free, confidential, support and advice service for members, trainee members and associates of the Royal College of Psychiatrists who may find themselves in difficulty or in need of support.

A vacancy has arisen for a trainee member for the service. It is open to all trainees in Psychiatry. The ideal candidate should have some experience in a supportive role to colleagues and be up to date with the issues that trainees experience. Please note that this is a voluntary role.

Management and Leadership Skills Course for Senior Trainees 2014 - Presentations

Please now find available presentations made at the above course for your reference:-

If you can't stand the heat..... (Dr Alistair Cook, Chair)

Further Learning Opportunities for Trainees (Dr Laura Cameron)

ASD - Free Training at Number 6

Please click here for further information.

Webinar on Psychiatry Training in Scotland

ScotMT recently ran a webinar on Psychiatry ST4 Recruitment in Scotland 2014. The webinar was recorded and will be available on the ScotMT website shortly.  Click here for a copy of the presentation.

PTC response to the Shape of Training Review

Please click here for a copy of the response.

National Recruitment to ST4 Psychiatry Specialties for August 2014, Information for Applicants applying to England, Scotland and Wales

Please see that attached bulletin which is designed to give information on the ST4 Higher Psychiatry Training recruitment process for posts starting in August 2014.

Management and Leaderships Skills Course For Trainees

There were a number of presentations and handouts given at this course and these are shown here for reference:

There were other presentations which will be added as soon as they become available.

University of Stirling Online Module for ADHD

The University of Stirling has an online ADHD degree module, and those interested can obtain more information by following the links below.

Workplace-Based Assessments in Psychiatry (2nd edition) - edited by Amit Malik, Dinesh Bhugra and Andrew Brittlebank

A new edition of this popular title includes new chapters on educational supervisor reports, DONCS, the new online portfolio for trainees, workplace-based assessments in psychotherapy and views fro trainees themselves.

CPD Online

The online learning resource for mental health professionals.



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