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

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The Faculty of Perinatal Psychiatry was inaugurated as the Perinatal Section in 1996. All College Sections became Faculties at the College AGM on 24 June 2014. It aims to:    

  • promote the subject of perinatal psychiatry within the College
  • provide a network of support and information for interested psychiatrists
  • promote the provision of services for childbearing women with mental health problems
  • develop educational opportunities for psychiatrists in training
  • foster research in the area of perinatal psychiatry
  • act as a resource for the College in its links with other related professional bodies, governmental organisations and the public

 

The following three priorities for the Perinatal Section are:

 

  1. Education, Training and CPD - Define and promulgate competencies for perinatal consultants.
  2. Clinical Service Development and Policy - Promote the development of perinatal Managed Care Networks in all areas, as per NICE guidance, to support efficient service delivery along clear care pathways. Develop guidance on safeguarding children in the context of perinatal psychiatry. Lead the development of outcomes definitions and PBR relating to perinatal psychiatry, and closely monitor developments on commissioning. Ensure perinatal and infant mental health is included in the public mental health agenda as it develops. Workforce planning: maintain or increase the number of trainee perinatal psychiatrists.
  3. Research - Set up a formal research network.

 

 

 

Meetings

The Section has an annual scientific meeting. The inaugural meeting was held in 2002 and are now timed to occur in November of each year. Non-members are welcome to attend and details of forthcoming meetings are posted on these pages. An annual business meeting is held during the scientific meeting.

 

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How to contact the Faculty of Perinatal Psychiatry

To contact the Section please email Lauren Wright.

 

 

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News and events

Chief Medical Officer annual report 2014: women’s health

Includes analysis and recommendations on obesity, cancer and reproductive health.
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Essay prize title announced.

 

NEWS: Perinatal Psychiatry Bursary Scheme

 

NEWS: Infomation for Trainers and Educational Supervisors

 

NEWS: The Chair and Vice-Chair of the Faculty respond to research associating antenatal SSRI exposure with later autistic traits

 

NEWS: Government challenged on shortage of perinatal mental health services and compulsory treatment for depression in Health Questions

 

REPORT: Delivering high quality, effective, compassionate care: Developing the right people with the right skills and the right values. A mandate from the Government to Health Education England: April 2014 to March 2015.  

 

NEWS: Perinatal PDP meeting minutes template

 

NEWS: Recent developments from the NHS Commissioning Board

 

 

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