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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 its nearly 900 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. To achieve this the organisation of the Faculty is as follows:




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.


How to join

If you are a Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists working or training in Intellectual Disability Psychiatry, you can join the Faculty by calling +44 (0)20 7235 2351, ext. 102 or by email.


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Stopping Overuse of Medication in People with Learning Disability (STOMP)

2016 Faculty elections

Following the recent elections, the following have been duly elected to the Intellectual Disability Faculty executive committee, to take office from 28 June 2016:


Dr. Ken Courtenay


Dr. Ezhil Anand
Dr. Mogbeyiteren Eyeoyibo
Dr. Avinash Hiremath
Dr. Khalid Nawab
Dr. Rohit Shankar


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