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



RCPsych in Wales


RCPsych in Wales



The following vacancies are now up for election:

  • Chair, RCPsych in Wales (the Chair of the RCPsych in Wales is now also a Vice President of the RCPsych)
  • Education and Training Representative.
  • Executive Committee member (1 vacancy)

The term of office for these posts is 4 years and the job descriptions are available here.


The deadline for applications is 31 January 2016





PTC Representatives

RCPsych in Wales

Nominations are invited for THREE trainees to represent the RCPsych in Wales on the Psychiatric Trainees’ Committee (PTC). There must be one pre-membership psychiatric trainee (PMPT), one post-membership trainee (Member) and the third trainee may be of either membership grade.  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 nominations should be sent either by post to Sue Duncan, Elections Administrator; scanned and emailed to; or by fax to 0843 659 3591. Nominations must arrive no later than Thursday 18th February, 2016.






Regional Advisor for Wales

The RCPsych in Wales is now advertising the role of Regional Advisor for Wales as the current post holders term of office is coming to and end in March 2016.

Regional Advisors are senior members of the College. They represent the College on all matters relating to postgraduate education and continuing professional development in psychiatry. They are the College’s link with regional postgraduate Deans and Heads of School of Psychiatry concerning issues relating to postgraduate psychiatric education. Regional Advisors will have a role in providing specialist advice to responsible officers concerning revalidation. The areas covered by Regional Advisors are coterminous with Postgraduate Deaneries in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Regional Advisors have deputies who have a complementary role, and act on their behalf in their absence. The Regional Advisor and Deputy Regional Advisor should work closely together. The division of responsibilities between Regional Advisor and Deputy is a matter for their discretion. It is common, but not universal, for Regional Advisors to scrutinize and provide advice on consultant job descriptions and for Deputy Regional Advisors to provide advice on specialty doctor job descriptions.


Members wishing to know more about the role are welcome to an informal conversation with the outgoing postholder via


The job description is available here and the closing date for applications is Monday 1 February 2016




Workforce Lead

RCPsych in Wales


The RCPsych in Wales currently has a vacancy for Workforce Lead as the current post holders term of office has ended.   


The Division Lead for Workforce should be a Member of the College who has knowledge and an interest in workforce matters relating to the recruitment and retention of psychiatrists.



To support the College’s workforce activity, each College Division will appoint a Workforce Lead whose principal task is to support and advise the College’s Workforce Committee through the provision of local intelligence on workforce issues. The College’s workforce activity is overseen by the Specialist Adviser for Workforce.


The job description is now available to download view and the closing date for applications/expressions of interest is 31 January 2016







 Tribunal work for interested consultant psychiatrists

Judicial Appointments Commission


The Judicial Appointments Commission is recruiting for Fee-paid Medical Members of the First-tier Tribunal, Health, Education and Social Care Chamber (Mental Health) and Fee-paid Medical Members of the Mental Health Review Tribunal for Wales.


If you are a consultant psychiatrist you could play a vital role at mental health tribunals. Using your clinical expertise in a different environment, you will assess evidence with a panel to decide upon matters affecting the liberty of patients such as compulsory detention, community treatment and guardianship. To apply, you should have recent experience as a registered and practicing consultant psychiatrist, and be able to offer at least 20 days availability each year. Initial training will be provided.

To find out more, please visit.

  • Open for applications from 7 January 2016
  • Closing date for applications 21 January 2016
  • Proposed interview dates 9 - 18 March 2016.




Clinical Advisors to the Public Service Ombudsman for Wales

In conducting investigations into complaints about Health Services, the Public Ombudsman for Wales needs to take professional advice from clinicians with appropriate knowledge and experience.  To date, this has usually been obtained from a central pool of advisers administered by the Health Service Ombudsman in England.  The Public Service Ombudsman for Wales is now seeking to obtain much more of the advice from within Wales.

Further information on the work of the Ombudsman in Wales is available here.





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