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

About the Faculty of Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability

Faculty of the psychiatry of learning disabilityAims of the Faculty

The Faculty aims to actively engage over 2000 members in expanding knowledge about the psychiatry of intellectual disability and in the development of policy that promotes the well-being of people with intellectual disabilities.



Academic activity

In addition to the Faculty contribution to the College annual conference, the Faculty holds a day conference each spring and a residential conference each autumn. These aim to be both informative and enjoyable and the residential conference includes a dinner and entertainment. Well over a hundred people routinely attend these meetings.


Communication with membership

The members of the Executive Committee communicate with the Faculty membership through the Newsletter, Website and the Business meetings that are held at each Faculty conference. In addition the lead for the sub-groups and working parties often arrange consultation workshops with the membership at conferences. The Regional Representatives should arrange to meet regularly with the members in their area. They also have an annual joint meeting with the Executive Committee and attend the annual Strategic Planning away day. Direct individual approaches from members of the Faculty to their Regional Representative or Executive Committee members are always welcome.


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If you are a Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists working or training in Intellectual Disability Psychiatry, you can join the Faculty by emailing

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Notice of Election

Notice of Election

Vacancies will arise on the Intellectual Disability Faculty executive in 2018 (to take office from 25 June 2018) for the positions of:

  • Chair
  • Financial Officer
  • Executive Committee members (seven vacancies)

Nominations are invited by 9 March 2018.

Contact: Richa Kataria via:


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