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Follow our Race Equality Roundtables

Sep 16, 2020, 14:26 PM by RCPsych Digital Team
Register to follow our first Race Equality Roundtable taking place on Friday at 3pm.

The RCPsych is holding a series of four roundtable meetings to discuss how to promote race equality, and equalities in the round.

The first meeting, which looked at race equality at the College, occurred on Friday 18 September and was chaired by Rehab Faculty Chair and Presidential Lead for Race Equality Dr Raj Mohan.

The second roundtable meeting looked at race equality in mental health services, was chaired by the College’s other Presidential Lead for Race Equality Dr Lade Smith and took place on Thursday 24 September.

The discussion at the four roundtables will help shape the College’s new Equality Action Plan, which is being put together as a result of the new President Adrian James’s promise to prioritise diversity and equality during his three-year term, which began on 1 July.

The virtual roundtable meetings will be open sessions and any members, patients or carers who want to view the discussions will be able to log in and watch.

How to follow the upcoming roundtable discussions

After registering for a roundtable discussion, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar as an observer. Please note, as this is a meeting rather than a webinar, this event will not be recorded or available to watch on demand.

Third and fourth roundtables

The third roundtable meeting, on Thursday 1 October, starting at 12.30pm, will look at equality, in the round, at the College, and be chaired by the Chair of the College’s Rainbow Special Interest Group (SIG) Dr Maire Cooney, who is a Consultant Psychiatrist at Renfrewshire Rehabilitation Centre, at the Dykebar Hospital, in Paisley.

The fourth and final roundtable, which will look at equality, in the round, in mental health services, will be held on Wednesday 7 October at 12pm and be chaired by either Dr Beena Rajkumar or Dr Ruth Reed, who are the Co-Chairs of the College’s Women in Mental Health Special Interest Group (SIG).

Information on how to follow these will be provided nearer the time.

The RCPsych Equality Action Plan will promote equality for College members, healthcare workers, patients, carers and College staff.


Note: this page was updated on 21 and 24 September to indicate that the first and second roundtable events have now occurred.