COVID-19: webinars for members

We've launched a series of free webinars for members.

The webinars will offer a solution-focused approach to the current COVID-19 pandemic, and each will cover different aspects relating to COVID-19 care.

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You can catch up with all our free webinars for members below.

COVID-19: Supporting you (3 April)

  • Weathering the storm  - what you have in your doctors bag (Dr Jan Birtle, Specialist Advisor Coaching and Mentoring RCPsych)
  • Ethical challenges of COVID-19 in mental health (Dr Mayura Deshpande, Chair, Royal College of Psychiatrists Professional Practice and Ethics Committee)
  • How psychiatrists can support their physical health colleagues (Professor Neil Greenberg, Professor of Defence Mental Health, King's College London)

Online tools in Psychiatry (9 April)

  • New RCPsych guidance resources (Kim Catcheside, Director of Strategic Communications, Royal College of Psychiatrists)
  • Cyberpsychiatry vs COVID-19 (Dr Golnar Aref, Academic Clinical Fellow, Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust)
  • Speech to text dictation (Dr Lesa Wright, Consultant Psychiatrist, Chief Technology Officer, Psychiatry-UK)

Emergency legislation and learning from COVID-19 (16 April)

  • Legal changes to the Mental Health Act following the COVID-19 legislation (Dr Clementine Maddock, Medical Director and Consultant Psychiatrist, Priory Healthcare)
  • Caring for Healthcare Staff: Using Lessons from the Pandemic to Improve Care for NHS Staff when the Pandemic Resolves (Professor Richard Williams, Emeritus Professor of Mental Health Strategy, University of South Wales and Lead Adviser on Disaster Management, Royal College of Psychiatrists)
  • In conversation... (Professor Sir Simon Wessely, Regius Professor of Psychiatry, King's College London)

COVID-19 and people with Intellectual Disability and other developmental disorders (23 April)

  • What worries me and why - A mother speaks (Ms Andreana Howell, Expert by Experience)
  • Guidance for professionals- some key points (Professor Regi Alexander, Editor, Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability)
  • Guidance for professionals- more key points (Professor Peter Langdon, University of Warwick)
  • Equity of access - policy and practice (Dr Jean O'Hara, Visiting Senior Lecturer IoPPN & Former National Clinical Lead, Learning Disability)

Training matters: updates for trainees and trainers during the pandemic (30 April)

  • The MRCPsych examination during the pandemic (Dr Ian Hall, Chief Examiner)
  • How to prepare for the ARCP in light of COVID-19 ( Dr John Russell, Associate Dean for Curricula and Chair of the Curricula and Assessment Committee)
  • No time like the present - Learning to lead ( Dr Saleema Durgahee, Leadership and Management Fellow Trainer)
  • Developing a growth mindset - How to keep training whilst shielding (Dr Leanne Tozer, ST5)

COVID-19 and workforce wellbeing (7 May)

  • Workforce wellbeing: a national update ( Dr Sonya Wallbank, Clinical Health and Wellbeing Lead, NHS England)
  • Looking after your wellbeing during the pandemic ( Dr Mihaela Bucur, Associate Registrar for Wellbeing and Retention, Royal College of Psychiatrists and Consultant Psychiatrist, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust)
  • Burnout and Healthy Habits ( Dr Richard Duggins, Consultant Psychiatrist, Medical Psychotherapy and Clinical Lead for the Regional Department of Psychotherapy in Newcastle upon Tyne)

COVID-19: An international perspective (14 May)

  • Perspective from Hong Kong (Dr Roger Ng, President of the Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists and Secretary of Education at the World Psychiatric Association)
  • Perspective from India ( Dr Manoj Kumar, Founder and Clinical Director, Mental Health Action Trust, Kerala, India)
  • Perspective from Africa ( Professor Petrus de Vries, Chair, Royal College Psychiatrists African Division)

COVID-19: Working on the front line (21 May)

  • Lessons from the Nightingale and looking after the wellbeing of staff (Dr Derek Tracy, Clinical Director and Consultant Psychiatrist, Dr Mark Tarn, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist, Professor Neil Greenberg, Professor of Defence Mental Health, Kings College, London)
  • Reflections from the front line: Working on an in-patient ward during COVID-19 (Dr Abimbola Fadipe, Deputy Medical Director and Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist)

COVID-19: Psychiatry surveillance system (28 May)

  • The neurology and psychiatry of COVID-19 (Dr Tim Nicholson, co-lead for RCPsych surveillance system, Maudsley, IoPPN and Neuropsychiatry Faculty)
  • The surveillance systems for COVID-19 psychiatry and neuropsychiatry complications (Dr Ben Michael, lead for Coronerve surveillance system, University of Liverpool)

CCQI webinars

The teams in our College Centre for Quality Improvement (CCQI) department have produced a wide range of free webinars which members may be interested in.

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