RCPsych in Scotland
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
Treatment and care towards the end of life: good practice in
decision making. You can access the resource here
E News - June 2016
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
Scottish Government commissioned research on New Psychoactive
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
Survey of the Mental Health of Children and Young People 2016 -
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
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
The General Medical Council issues the fifth annual
report on the state of medical education and practice in the
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
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
to Prospective Mentors
Scotland Malawi Mental Health Education Project - Volunteers
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
Job advert and more
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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