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

 

Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland seeking applications for medical members positions

Read the full advert / apply here. Closing date for applications is 4th July 2016.


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


E News - June 2016

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


The GMC are currently recruiting for health examiners and medical supervisors in Scotland.

Do you know someone who might be interested?

Health examiners and medical supervisors provide important reports to the GMC where there are concerns about a doctor’s ability to practice safely as a result of their ill health. The GMC need examiners and supervisors across all parts of Scotland but in particular need general adult psychiatrists in Edinburgh and substance misuse psychiatrists in Glasgow.  They need to be a qualified Consultant in either Psychiatry or Occupational Health medicine.

 

Applicants must demonstrate the experience, knowledge and skills at the level of a consultant within their specialty, be in good standing with the GMC and fully registered with a license to practice and have a reasonable expectation of being in this position for at least two years.

If you have any colleagues who have an interest in the well-being of your fellow professionals and in contributing to patient safety and may be interested in becoming a health examiner and medical supervisor, please refer them to the GMC recruitment page, which you can find here. The deadline for applications is 5 July 2016. There will be recruitment and training day for those shortlisted on 25 August 2016.


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 2016 Research Prize

A prize of £500 is available and will be presented at the RCPsych in Scotland Autumn Meeting in September 2016. The Winner will also have the opportunity to present their work at a future meeting of RCPsych in Scotland. The deadline for submissions is Friday 29th July. Find out more here


Survey of the Mental Health of Children and Young People 2016 - Report

NatCen Social Research and the Office for National Statistics (ONS) were commissioned by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) to carry out the Survey of the Mental Health of Children and Young People (MHCYP) 2016. They have now published a report summarising all the responses to their consultation. You can read the report here


MSc Health & Social Care (Forensic Mental Health)

Delivered jointly by Glasgow Caledonian University and the School of Forensic Mental Health this programme is the only Scottish MSc in Forensic Mental Health. Click here for more information.


The Scottish Government has released the Main Report of the National Review of Primary Care Out of Hours Services

Commissioned in light of the challenges being faced in delivering services during the out of hours period, this report sets out the approach, detailed findings and rationale for the recommendations proposed. Read the report here.


The Scottish Government has published new guidance on appeals against conditions of excessive security

This guidance is for doctors, mental health officers, approved medical practitioners and other professionals exercising statutory functions under the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003. The document can be read here


The General Medical Council issues the fifth annual report on the state of medical education and practice in the UK

The report outlines what is happening in the education and practice of doctors, and considers some of the current challenges facing the profession and the systems in which it works. Read it 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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Recruiting Volunteers for Malawi Teaching

The Scotland Malawi Mental Health Education Project http://www.smmhep.org.uk/ is a wonderful organisation bringing good quality education to Malawian medical students.

 

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