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

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry - The Department of Mental Health, College of Medicine, University of Malawi, Blantyre, Malawi. 

An opportunity has arisen for a psychiatrist to work to support the development of mental health care in Malawi, Africa. Applications from Scottish psychiatrists are welcomed. Find out more here.

RCPsych in Scotland welcomes the MWC report on Young Person Monitoring 2015-16

The Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland published their report on the 6 October 2016. The College in Scotland has provided a response, which can be viewed here

2016 Annual Report for the National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness

The report can be accessed here

ADHD in Adults Guidance - May 2016

A document providing good practice guidelines for ADHD in Adults is now available here.

E News - September 2016

Click here to view the latest RCPsych in Scotland E Newsletter.

RCPsych in Scotland Responds to Scottish Government Consultation on the Mental Health Strategy  

The College submitted a response to 'Mental Health in Scotland – a 10 Year Vision' on Friday 16th September. The response can be viewed here

General Medical Council launches new interactive resource for doctors on mental capacity issues

This tool covers the key requirements for caring for and making decisions with patients who lack capacity or have impaired capacity to make decisions; and is based on the GMC’s guidance on Consent: patients and doctors making decisions together and Treatment and care towards the end of life: good practice in decision making. You can access the resource here

Scottish Government commissioned research on New Psychoactive Substances

This research looks at New  Psychoactive Substances Prevalence, Harms and Motives for Use in Scotland amongst vulnerable groups. The research is now in Phase two which is two short surveys, one aimed at service users/clients and the other at frontline staff. To participate / find out more, click here

RCPsych in Scotland supports Scotland's Charter for a Tobacco Free Generation

Developed by ASH Scotland, the Charter aims to inspire organisations to take action to reduce the harm caused by tobacco and raise awareness of the goal of creating a tobacco-free generation of Scots by 2034. Read more here

Important information for RMOs/AMPs

There have been significant changes made to the paper BNF that was published in September 2015 which will have an impact on T2 and T3 treatment certificates. More information can be found here


RCPsychiS Mentoring Scheme

A new mentoring scheme for Scotland is currently being set up and we are currently collecting the details of members interested in being mentors. Please return the Expression of Interest Form if you want to be added to the list.

We are also conducting a survey of current mentoring arrangements, the survey is available here.

Information Sheet on Mentoring

Letter to Prospective Mentors

Scotland Malawi Mental Health Education Project - Volunteers Required

Global Mental Health is a young and rapidly growing specialty. SMMHEP has been working in Malawi since 2006 and is offering exciting opportunities to implement its innovative mental health education programme, in conjunction with the College of Medicine, University of Malawi.

Opportunities are open to post-MRCPsych (or equivalent) psychiatrists. Work includes clinical, teaching and research responsibilities for undergraduate and postgraduate students (MMed Psychiatry). Specific projects include leading on the development of E-learning and implementation of mhGAP training for primary care.

Job advert and more information

RCPsych in Scotland Expert Witness List

For some time the RCPsych in Scotland has collated a list of members who are willing for their details (usually work telephone number/work email address) to be given to third parties. If you want to add your details to the list please let us know.

Important Message for All Members in Scotland

Have we got your email address? Have you recently changed it and not informed the College in London? Our email information all comes off the main College database, therefore if you don't keep it up to date you will miss out on mailings from the College in Scotland as, from this year, we are only sending information electronically (unless you opt in a mailshot by post). Already we have noticed some members either don't have an email address on the database or it is incorrect. Please help us to make sure we are sending notifications to the right place. We can change your details from our PCs so get in touch if you want us to update.



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