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




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', Professor Jan Scott, Newcastle University


  • 'Should Veterans receive priority Treatment and Assessment', Dr Neil Kitchiner, Principal Clinician and Honorary Research Fellow, Veterans NHS Wales


  • 'Sustainability in Mental Health services', Dr Daniel Maughan, RCPsych Research Fellow in Sustainability


  • 'Resilience in Hard Times'. Dr Jan Falkowski, Consultant Psychiatrist, London


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 in Wales





Older Minds, New Ideas

'Diffusing the Dementia Time Bomb'

Thursday 23 October 2014, Village Hotel, Coryton, Cardiff

Please note, the business meeting of the RCPsych in Wales, Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry will take place during the lunch time at this meeting.  All Faculty members are encouraged to attend.  If you have any agenda items, please email in the first instance.