RCPsych in Scotland
MWC for Scotland - Part time Forensic Advisor - fixed term to
The Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland is looking for a
Forensic adviser to join their team. More information is
enclosed in the documents below:
MWC for Scotland - Latest investigation now available
here to read details of the latest investigation around the new
MWC for Scotland Advice Notes - March 2014
here to read the latest advice notes.
Scottish Government Secondment Opportunity
Click here for more information on a secondment opportunity
from 19 July 2014 as Psychiatric Adviser to the Scottish
Guidance for Mental Health Clinicians providing Clinical
Evidence for the Work Capability Assessment
New guidance has been produced to assist clinicians in providing
accurate medical evidence in supporting service users undergoing
Work Capability Assessments (WCA). The WCA has been a significant
part of the Government's welfare reform plans and these
developments directly affect benefits claimants that have mental
The guidance and more information are available on the
Welfare Reform pages of
the website. Feedback on the usefulness of the
guidance is encouraged, please contact Masood Khan at firstname.lastname@example.org
RCPsychiS E-News - February
Please click here to view.
RCPsychiS Briefing Paper on Eating Disorders
Dennis Robertson MSP is hosting a week of events in the Scottish
Parliament culminating in a Conference titled "Eating Disorders:
The Way Forward" which will discuss the way forward in new
thechnologies and innovative methods for treating eating disorders.
RCPsych in Scotland has produced a briefing
paper for the event.
Revalidation Problems Facing Doctors in Private and Independent
The Private and Independent Practice Special Interest Group
(PIPSIG) in conjunction with the Consortium of Expert Witnesses to
the Family Courts is organising a series of workshops to look at
particular issues affecting independent doctors who want to
revalidate. Click here for further
information and how to get involved.
Royal College of Psychiatrists in Scotland Small Projects Fund
The Royal College of Psychiatrists in Scotland
has established a project to support small projects being
undertaken by members in Scotland. Please note the deadline
for the first round of applications this year is now
closed. Click here
for more information.
Launch of new Public Health Group
The RCPsych in Scotland is pleased to announce the launch of its
new Public Health Group for members. Any further information
about becoming involved, please contact Karen Addie on 0131 220
MWCS has revised its covert medication guidance
The Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland has recently updated
their guidance on 'Covert medication'. You can find the new
Revision to AO Review Form
Please find attached circular CEL 17 (2013)
from the Scottish Government in relation to changes to the above
Community Justice Redesign Consultation Reports
Visit our Public Affairs
page for more information.
GMC 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
When we consulted on the guidance for
decision-makers, a number of doctors asked us how they should
respond to patients who asked for advice or help in ending their
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 the GMC Standards and Ethics team on 020 7189 5404 or
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.
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
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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