Equality Action Plan

Our new Equality Action Plan sets out how we plan to promote equality and equitable outcomes for College members, staff, mental health staff, and patients and carers. Published on 14 January 2021 it contains 29 key actions, which will be rolled out between now and the end of 2023.

To help develop this plan we appointed a taskforce with representatives from our staff, College members, trainees and patient and carer experts.

We also organised a series of four roundtable discussions to advance equality within the College and for all groups of members and trainees as well as patients, carers and mental health services.

Roundtable panellists were chosen from diverse groups representing College staff and its members, as well as representatives from national charities and individuals with expertise in reducing inequalities. The roundtables were open for all members and staff to attend and contribute.

The taskforce reviewed a total of 29 previous reports along with their recommendations and used these to inform the current action plan which is identified as one of the College's key objectives in our new strategic plan for 2021-23.

For more information please email equality@rcpsych.ac.uk.

College’s work on equality to date 

Here is a summary of some of the positive steps that the College has taken: