RCPsych in Scotland
Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland CEO Recruitment
The Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland are looking for a new
Chief Executive. Please visit their site for more
SNP Conference Report 2012
Please visit our Public Affairs
& Policy page to view the report.
Community Justice Redesign Consultation Reports
Visit our Public Affairs
page for more information.
New Vacancies – Regional Advisor posts
The RCPsychiS is looking to fill the vacant
- Regional Advisor (East
- Regional Advisor (South East
- Deputy Regional Advisor (South
Please refer to the job descriptions for more
information. Anyone wishing to discuss the positions can do
so informally by contacting Karen Addie (tel: 0131 220 2910).
Applications / intimations of interest should be sent to
Karen Addie also, by
Friday 29 November 2013.
MWC Advice Notes - August 2013
Dr Donald Lyons, Chief Executive, has compiled a variety of
notes to provide information on some of the legal and
ethical aspects of mental health care and treatment in
VACANCY - Regional Specialty Representative Scotland
The RCPsychiS is looking to fill the newly vacant position of
Regional Specialty Representative for the General Adult Faculty in
South East Scotland. Please refer to the job description for more
information. Interest should be intimated to Rebecca Middlemiss by
Friday 1 November 2013.
Guidance on Assisted Suicide
This guidance is for our decision makers to
use when they are considering allegations that a doctor has been
involved in encouraging or assisting suicide.
This is an important and highly sensitive issue. Encouraging or
assisting suicide remains a criminal offence and our guidance
reflects the law.
The guidance sets out:
the ethical principles which underpin all our guidance to
the test that our decision-makers must apply when they consider
examples of the types of case that could arise and the factors that
may be relevant in reaching a decision.
The guidance for decision makers is available to read on the
When a patient seeks advice or information about assistance to
When we consulted on the guidance for
decision-makers last year, a number of doctors asked us how they
should respond to patients who asked for advice or help in ending
We have therefore produced a document for doctors which brings
together guidance from Good
Medical Practice and
Treatment and care towards the end of life: good practice in
decision making. The aim is to help doctors keep within
the law, without leaving their patients feeling abandoned.
guidance for doctors is available to read on the
If you have any questions about the guidance
for decision makers or the guidance for doctors, please call our
Standards and Ethics team on 020 7189 5404 or email email@example.com.
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. At the
moment our list is very out of date, and we would like to collate a
whole new list and include some more information. If you are
interested in being added to this list and would like more
information please follow the link below.
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.
Each Faculty in Scotland now has four regional
representatives. The job description for a Regional Representative
was approved by the Education Training and Standards Committee in
July this year. You can access the job description here.
Any queries let Rebecca Middlemiss
Health and Sport Committee Report on Alcohol Minimum
The Health and Sport Committee released their
report on Alcohol Minimum Pricing today which recommends
that the bill proceeds to Stage 2. The full report can be read on
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