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

About the Faculty of Rehabilitation and Social Psychiatry

Faculty and Executive Committee

The Faculty

 

 

The work of the Executive

  • To provide the College with expert opinion in the fields of rehabilitation and enduring psychiatric disability.
  • To provide advice on social policies as they affect persons with enduring psychiatric disability.
  • To promote and develop Postgraduate Training in Rehabilitation and Social Psychiatry.
  • To encourage and promote scientific study and research in enduring psychiatric disability and the social factors that limit functioning.
  • To act as the coordinating body for the regional networks of Rehabilitation Psychiatrists.

The Rehabilitation and Social Faculty was created in 1997 as a result of the reorganisation of former Faculties within the College. Previously a Section of Social and Community Rehabilitation Psychiatry had represented the interests and concerns of Social and Community Psychiatrists as well as Rehabilitation Psychiatrists.

After the reorganisation, Community Psychiatry was put together with General Psychiatry leaving Rehabilitation and Social Psychiatry on their own. As Rehabilitation Psychiatry is currently a sub-speciality of General Psychiatry and does not have its own CCST, it did not qualify for Faculty status and thus became a Section.

The Faculty currently has approximately 1600 members. They are mailed approximately three times a year, informed about Faculty’s activities and take part in the Faculty’s elections.

The Faculty holds one annual residential meeting a year usually lasting two days. The topics range from reports of scientific research to workshops on practical clinical interventions and service delivery.


Executive Committee

Member Year of joining Position
Dr Sridevi Kalidindi 2013 (E) Chair
Dr Thomas Edwards 2011 (E) Financial Officer
Dr Patricia Abbott 2009 (C) Committee Member
Mr Maurice Arbuthnott 2004 (C) Committee Member
Dr John Barnes 2013 (E) Committee Member
Ms Katherine Barrett 2010 (O) Committee Member
Dr Janice Birtle 2013 (C) Committee Member
Mrs Evelyn Bitcon 2010 (O) Committee Member
Dr Colin Cowan 2011 Committee Member
Dr Matthieu Crews 2013 (E) Committee Member
Dr Steffan Davies 2013 (E) Committee Member
Dr Arpan Dutta 2013 (E) Committee Member
Dr Andrew Elmslie 2013 (E) Committee Member
Dr Elizabeth Elsworth 2011 (E) Committee Member
Dr Giles Harborne 2004 (C) Welsh Division
Dr Charlotte Harrison 2013 (C) Academic Secretary
Dr Russell Hosie 2014 (C) Scottish Division
Dr Afzal Javed 2013 (C) Faculty Education Committee
Dr Sanjith Kamath 2013 (E) Committee Member
Dr Helen Killaspy 2013 (C) Immediate Past Chair
Dr Tint Lin 2014 (C) Committee Member
Dr Samad Malekzai 2008 (C) Committee Member
Dr Shawn Mitchell 2013 (E) Vice Chair
Dr Rajesh Mohan 2014 (C) Committee Member
Dr Ehab Morgan 2013 (E) Committee Member
Dr Patricia Moynihan 2013 (C) Northern Ireland
Dr Rajesh Nehete 2012 (C) Co-opted Member
Dr Maung Oakarr 2012 (C) Committee Member
Dr Ashokkumar Patel 2012 (C) Committee Member
Dr Janet Patterson 2011 (E) Committee Member
Dr Mona Salem 2013 (C) Public Education Officer
Dr Matthew Sargeant 2013 (E) Committee Member
Dr Shahid Shabbir 2013 (E) Committee Member
Dr Gaelle Slater 2014 (C) Psychiatric Training Committee Rep
Dr Phalaksh Walishetty 2013 (C) Committee Member

 


Regional representatives

The Regional Representatives are the Faculty’s link to the specialty locally.  They are invited to attend central Executive Committee meetings both to feed back to the College local concern about what is happening to services and to the people who use them and to influence College and national policies on rehabilitation and recovery.  Regional Representatives have influence locally on job descriptions for consultants and specialty doctors and have the opportunity to offer Rehabilitation expertise to local deaneries and schools of psychiatry.

 

 

List of regional representatives

Dr

Rajesh

Nehete

(Regional Rep Lead)

Eastern

Dr

Sunil

Nodiyal

North Western

Dr

Hemant

Bagalkote

Trent

Dr

Andrew

Ashley-Smith

West Midlands

Dr

Rosemary

Ball

London, South West

Dr

Richard

Bayney

London, North West

Dr

Joe

Bowie

Northern

Dr

Andrew

Elmslie

Yorkshire

Dr

Paul

Mallett

London, Central and North East

Dr

John

Barnes

South West

Dr

Karen

Dauncey

Oxford

Dr

Anand

 Swamy

Mersey

Dr

Stephanie

Young

London, South East

Dr

Sudhir

Rastogi

Wessex

Dr

John

Boyle

Northern Ireland

Dr

Giles

Harborne

Wales

Dr

Russell

Hosie

Scotland


Join the Faculty

Anyone wishing to join the Faculty of Rehabilitation and Social Psychiatry should contact the College Membership Section.


Contact us

To contact the Executive, email Stella Galea, Committee Manager.

 

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