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

RCPsych Events



The RCPsych in Wales and The Welsh Psychiatric Society Joint Academic Meeting

'Raising Clinical Standards in Hard Times'

Thursday 18 December 2014

Mecure Holland House Hotel

24 - 26 Newport Road


The joint meeting of the RCPsych in Wales and the Welsh Psychiatric Society will focus on providing safe, effective and high standards of care in a time of limited resources.

Confirmed speakers are (titles are to be confirmed):

  • ' Psychological Treatment in Major Mental Illness' title tbc, Professor Jan Scott, Newcastle University


  • 'Will Veterans Access NHS Mental Health Services', Dr Neil Kitchiner, Principal Clinician and Honorary Research Fellow, Veterans NHS Wales


  • 'Sustainability in Psychiatry', Dr Daniel Maughan, RCPsych Research Fellow in Sustainability


  • 'Resilience for Patients and Psychiatrists'.  Dr Jan Falkowski, Consultant Psychiatrist, East London NHS Foundation Trust


  • 'The Mental Health (Wales) Measure and the State of Mental Health Services in Wales'.  Professor Rob Poole, Chair, RCPsych in Wales.


We have a small number of free places for medical students, please contact for further information








The All Wales Approved Clinician and Section 12(2) Induction and Refresher training dates for 2014 are now available on the Approval Team's website. The training is being delivered in a new format this year, with two days induction training and a separate day of refresher training. If you are required to attend training this year, please visit the website to download the relevant booking form.


Induction Training


All new prospective Approved Clinician's and Section 12(2) Doctors are required to attend a two day course commissioned by Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board. The certificate is required as part of the application process and applicants must have attended the training no longer than two years prior to applying for approval.


Refresher Training


All Section 12(2) Doctors must attend a one day refresher course within the last two years of their current five year approval ending.


Approved Clinician's are not required to attend the one day refresher to be reapproved, however they are welcome to attend as the training provides an opportunity to learn about any changes to legislation, better practice and share experiences with AC colleagues.


Please note: there are still places available for AC / S12(2) Induction Training on 26th and 27th February and Refresher Training on 28th February in Catrin Finch Centre, Glyndwr University, Wrexham







External Events




Medical Student Winter School in Psychiatry

Friday 16 and Saturday 17 January 2015

Hadyn Ellis Building

Maindy Road



Cardiff University are hosting a 2 day event to introduce medical students into psychiatry.

  • Day 1:  Film screening followed by panel discussion
  • Day 2:  Interactive sessions with psychiatrists and individuals who have experienced mental illness.

The Winter school is free to attend but requires a £50 refundable deposit.

Enquiries at:







Friday 30 January 2015

Henriette Raphael Function Room, Henriette Raphael Building,

Guy’s Hospital Campus

King’s College London School of Medical Education

London Bridge

London SE1


Sir Simon Wessely is confirmed to speak on the future of Psychiatry.

Event Programme