The Neuropsychiatry Faculty was originally a Section,
which was founded in 2008, taking the place of the
Special Interest Group in Neuropsychiatry (SIGN), which had
existed since 2001. All College Sections became Faculties at the
College AGM on 24 June 2014.
The Faculty continues to have the following aims:
- To promote Neuropsychiatry within the College and outside.
- To design and implement appropriate education and training in
Clinical Neuropsychiatry in the UK.
- To provide a voice for Neuropsychiatry service
- To foster academic and research links in Neuropsychiatry.
- To provide a network of support and information for interested
- To act as a resource for the College in its links with other
related professional bodies, governmental organisations and the
Faculty of Neuropsychiatry Mentoring
As neuropsychiatrists we work in one of the most interesting and
challenging areas of psychiatric practice. At the interface between
neurology and psychiatry our jobs are varied and our service user
base is wide. As a new faculty we have new opportunities to develop
our specialty further but to do this takes a co-ordinated
· How can I
train as a neuropsychiatrist?
· Are there
· Where can I
find special interest sessions?
· Are there any
courses I can attend?
· Is there a
job for me?
These questions are asked of us time and time
again and until now we have perhaps been only able to provide a
little bit of very local information - but not anymore!
The mentoring service will provide a single
point of contact who will then divert queries to nominated senior
mentors throughout the UK including Northern Ireland. Those
regional mentors will then use their expertise, knowledge and
experience to provide answers to these career development
The scheme is open to doctors of all grades.
Advice can also be given to medical students e.g. project option
placements in neuropsychiatry.
As a new scheme we will appreciate any
feedback and a satisfaction questionnaire will be sent to all those
who contact us. In due course a Facebook page will be developed
that will further widen access to the mentoring scheme.
CONTACT: Dr Czarina