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

About the Faculty of Forensic Psychiatry

 About the Faculty of Forensic Psychiatry

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The Faculty of Forensic Psychiatry grew from the Forensic Section in 1997. It is represented at the College by the Forensic Executive of 15 elected members and a number of co-opted members. The Chairman sits on the College Council and a junior representative is co-opted from the Collegiate Trainees' Committee.

The Faculty concerns itself with all matters relating to forensic psychiatry. An annual residential forensic psychiatry conference is held for three days in February each year and there are many other joint conferences held throughout the year with other faculties. 


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Stella Galea, Committee Manager


The FFECC provides specialist forensic psychiatry input to all aspects of postgraduate medical education in psychiatry at core and advanced levels including the development of curriculum, relevant assessment schedules and contribution to quality assurance/quality control.


Members are appointed by the Forensic Executive Committee. Membership reflects regional representation, including Scotland. The committee includes a trainee representative.


Remit of the Committee

This is not fixed. Regular items include:


  • Curriculum review
  • Advice for Deaneries on forensic psychiatry training queries
  • Advice on training requirements for consultant psychiatrists, who would like to specialise in forensic psychiatry
  The Committee has representatives on:


  Duties of members


  • Attendance at committee meetings (members are expected not to miss more than two meetings in a row)
  • Reading and reviewing material distributed by the Chair


For further information email the Forensic Faculty. 



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