Invited Review Service
The Invited Review Service (IRS) of the
RCPsych is a new service that has replaced the External Clinical
Advisory Service, (ECAS).
The IRS has been developed to support Trusts,
Independent sector organisations and College Members in providing a
fair and consistent process in order to resolve concerns about
individual and service performance; this is a key College
The Registrar has appointed a Specialist
Adviser for Remediation to lead the service, and a number of
experienced College Members in investigation and external review,
are now in place.
The Invited Reviews that the service is able
to undertake fall into three main categories:
- Service review – the IRS will
provide an expert opinion in relation to identified concerns about
a specific clinical concern(s)
- Individual/Team review – the
IRS will provide an expert opinion on identified individual/team
functioning where the employer believes that the concerns
identified can be further clarified, and where it is felt that
professional advice can support the employer in resolution and
- Case note review – the IRS
reviewer s) will provide an independent expert opinion on whether
the assessment and clinical management of patient(s) is within the
range of acceptable practice using approved/evidence based
documents to benchmark the clinical practice that is being
How to contact us
Medical Directors (and Chief Executives),
Clinical Directors can contact the service, and we are happy to
discuss in confidence the nature of your concern, and whether the
Invited Review Service is able to offer more detailed advice and
support through a review process.
Please use the contact details below.
Your enquiry will be received by the Remediation Services Manager
and the Specialist Adviser for Remediation will contact you within
Phone: 0203 328 6303
Interested in becoming a Member of an Invited Review Team?
Although we have recruited a number of
experienced Consultant Psychiatrists for this service, there will
be a need to appoint further reviewers in the future. So we
are interested in Consultant Psychiatrists who have experience in
conducting investigations and reviews and who have received recent
training in this area of work.
If you would like to express an interest in
becoming an Invited Review Team Member then please click here
for further information on the role. If you still remain interested
after reviewing this information, then please contact Diana Chan who will record your
interest, and you will be contacted in advance of any future advert