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

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Faculty of Forensic Psychiatry
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Forensic psychiatry is a specialty which helps mentally disordered people who are a risk to the public.

It covers such areas as: the assessment and treatment of mentally disordered offenders; investigation of complex relationships between mental disorder and criminal behaviour; working with criminal justice agencies to support patients and protection of the public. 

Forensic psychiatrists work side by side with others including the police, probation service, courts, Crown Prosecution Service, prisons.

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NOTICE OF ELECTION: Vacancies will arise on the Forensic Faculty executive in 2018 for the positions of:

  • Financial Officer
  • Executive Committee members (7 vacancies)

Nominations are invited by 9 March 2018

Notice of election

Nomination documentation


CONFERENCE: Faculty of Forensic Psychiatry annual conference 2018

28 Feb - 2 Mar 2018, Nottingham


FACULTY REPORT: Forensic care pathways for adults with intellectual disability involved with the criminal justice system


REPORT: Working with MAPPA: guidance for psychiatrists in England and Wales





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RCPsych International Congress 2018