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

RCPsych Event


RCPsych in Wales


The Welsh Psychiatric Society

Joint Meeting

'Wales:  Us Ourselves'

Thursday 17 December

Holiday Inn

Coldra, Newport


The joint meeting of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in Wales and the Welsh Psychiatric Society this year  will focus on clinical advances in psychiatry and examples of excellence in research and development in Wales.

Confirmed speakers & topics:

  • 'The Nature of Schizophrenia' Professor Sir Michael Owen, Department of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences, Cardiff University
  • 'Prudent Healthcare delivery in Wales' - Dr Chris Jones, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Welsh Government
  • 'Parity begins at home:  With you and with me' - Mrs Veryan Richards, Service User Expert, RCPsych in Wales
  • 'Spirituality in Psychiatry' - Professor Catherine Robinson, School of Social Sciences, Bangor University
  •  'Public Mental Health' - Dr Peter Byrne, Associate Registrar for Public Mental Health, RCPsych 
  • 'Mentoring for Psychiatrists' - Dr Pritpal Singh, Consultant Psychiatrist, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board 


***All medical student bursary places have now been taken**

We hope to welcome you all to the meeting.







The All Wales Approved Clinician and Section 12(2) Induction and Refresher training dates for 2015 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.



External Events





Older Minds - New Ideas

Annual conference

'Back to the Future'

Thursday 15 October 2015

The Village Hotel, Coryton, Cardiff

We would like to invite you to the 2015 Annual Conference 'Older Minds New Ideas' on Thursday 15th October at Village Hotel, Cardiff.


The theme for 2015 conference is 'Back to the Future'.


OMNI conference is an annual event in Wales, organised by NHS staff working within speciality of Old Age Psychiatry.


For further information contact Diane Thomas on 01443 802416 or email:


Fee for this year, Doctors = £45, Other Professionals = £35, plus 10 free places available for students.






General Medical Council - Medical Professionalism Matters Event

The Compassionate Doctor

In 2015-2016, the GMC are hosting a series of events to explore some of the key challenges relating to medical professionalism. The aim is to encourage discussion and debate, and to hear directly from frontline clinicians about their experiences. Each event will involve a brief keynote speech, interactive panel discussion and plenty of time for networking and discussion.

The next event is in Cardiff:

Thursday 19 November, from 18:00-21:00 at the All Nations Centre.

The compassionate doctor will explore the following issues:

  • Maintaining empathetic relations with patients in more challenging areas of practice.
  • The values of medicine, including values of medical students, and how the GMC recruit for these.