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


Here you can find helpful information on being a trainees at RCPsych in Wales. 

If you are a trainee and wish to add further information email




Psychiatric Trainees’ Committee (PTC)








Nominations are invited for ONE trainee to represent the RCPsych in Wales on the Psychiatric Trainees’ Committee (PTC). This representatives can either be a pre-membership psychiatric trainee (PMPT) or a post-membership trainee (Member).  The procedure for conducting this election, and the Regulations that govern it, are set out below.


Nomination Process and Closing Date


Nominations should be dated and should carry the name and signature of a proposer, a seconder and should either be countersigned or accompanied by the written consent of the nominee.  Proposers and seconders should be trainees within the same division.


Completed nomination forms should be sent either by post to Sue Duncan, Elections Administrator; scanned and emailed to; or by fax to 0843 659 3591. Supporting statements must be sent in word form and emailed to Sue Duncan to arrive no later than Tuesday 10th May, 2016.





Cardiff CASC Training

Details of future CASC Mock exams and training will be posted here as soon as they become available.



The Registrar

We are delighted to present this quarter’s ‘Registrar’. You’ll find a combination of events, conference reports, opinion pieces, education & training news, and our 2015 reader competition. We’d love to hear your views about the magazine and welcome submissions for the next edition to  

Lucy Potter, Editor




Understanding The Francis Report

Summary for Trainees

There's been a lot of talk today about the 'Francis report' (Mid Staffs) and many of us won't really have heard or understood what it's about.


We've put together a (thankfully) short synopsis of what we, as medical trainees, think we all need to know. (It really does only take a minute to read!)



We need to stop thinking of ourselves as 'just' the Junior Doctors - we can have an impact if we want to!


Please spread the word:


  • print this out and put it up in your mess / on the wards
  • forward this email to everyone you know
  • 'like us' on Facebook
  • tweet / RTH the link


If you want any more info look at:


Many thanks,

FMLM trainee members





Useful links



RCPsych in Wales PTC Representatives

  • Dr Maryam Afzal, Higher Trainee Representative
  • Dr Lionel Peter, Higher Trainee Representative
  • Dr Rupert Thurston, Core Trainee Representative



Wales Student Psychiatric Society

The Wales Student Psychiatric Society have a facebook page of the same name and an email address

The Society are always looking for support and anyone interested can contact Dr Ben Shooter on or via the facebook site.


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