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


URGENT: Final programme for Scottish Psychiatry Summer School on Saturday 27 August

The Scottish Psychiatry Summer School, which will take place in the Gannochy Lecture Theatre and Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, will be a one day event this year. To view the programme / find out how to reserve a place, click here 

Child and Adolescent Faculty seeks a service user volunteer to join its Executive Committee

Applications are invited from individuals aged under 25 who have personal experience of using Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, either currently or in the past. Read more/apply here. The closing date  for applications is the 16th September 2016.

Healthcare Improvement Scotland - Invitation to Tender

Healthcare Improvement Scotland is inviting interested parties to tender on the Healthcare Agreement for Healthcare and Public Health Professionals working on scrutiny, regulation and inspection. How to access further information and how to apply to tender is available here

Edinburgh Fringe Festival Show puts repetitive depression under the spotlight

The Magnetic Diaries is a gripping poetry-play based on its troubled heroine, Emma Bailey, battling with a stifling middle-class lifestyle, unattainable fantasies and severe depression. View the press release / book tickets  

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.

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

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 2nd September 2016. 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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