Our strategic plan 2024-26

Our corporate strategy for 2024-26 is called Advocating, educating and collaborating to achieve excellence in psychiatry.

It sets out our top priorities for 2024-26. Our work during this period will be underpinned by our values.


Having taken up post on 11 July 2023, our President Dr Lade Smith CBE has set out six strategic priorities:

  • Addressing the treatment gap
  • Nurturing and supporting psychiatrists
  • Fairness for all
  • Promoting research in mental health
  • Advancing international psychiatry and wider mental health services
  • Ensuring excellent member experience and engagement.

Additionally, we have two core objectives:

  • Being the voice of psychiatry
  • Delivering effective use of College resources and excellent staff experience.


The strategic plan also sets out a vision for the organisation, which is:

A strong and progressive College that opposes all forms of discrimination and helps its members deliver high-quality person-centred care, for people of all ages, around the world.

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