effectiveness of the Faculty
One of the recent developments within the Faculty is to look at
ways to improve the effectiveness of the Faculty and to find new
ways to involve members more. The Faculty Executive hope to
begin to address these problems by changing the executive
structure, function and representation within the College.
The problems that need to be
addressed are the increased workload for the General and
Community Faculty as the remit of the Executive is broader
than other Faculties, increasing subspecialisation of General and
Community Psychiatry, less opportunities for members to contribute
to the Executive in proportion to its membership as it follows a
similar structure to other Faculties, and lack of knowledge about
individual members due to the large number of members.
View the document "Improving
the Effectiveness of the General and Community Faculty Executive
Committee" . This outlines a proposal to change the structure
of the Faculty and to develop networks within various clinical
areas. The first two networks in Crisis Resolution and Home
Treatment and Primary Care Liaison will be launched at the Faculty
conference in October.