The Effect of a Patient Homicide on Clinicians


Tuesday 18 October

Timings 8.45am - 4.45pm
Location 21 Prescot Street, London, E1 8BB
Non-member Fee£250.00
Standard Rate (Consultant Fee)£200.00
Advanced Trainee/SAS Doctor/Subsidised Fee£125.00
Core Trainee Fee£50.00
Student Associate Fee£45.00
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The Effect of a Patient Homicide on Clinicians

Event Information

There is a growing body of evidence about the significant impact the homicide by a patient can have on clinicians. This impact can make open hearted clinical engagement with patients more difficult. There is little systemic recognition of the effect of this experience which can lead to a range of outcomes for individuals and organisations including: emotional distress, mental health problems, career change, early retirement, media interest and professional sanctions,  

This conference is the first to focus on this issue and aims to raise awareness and develop appropriate responses to these kinds of traumatic events. 

We will share knowledge and provide fora for discussion with the intention of promoting understanding. We hope this conference will contribute to a change in culture where instead of feeling isolated, clinicians can feel supported by a healthier and more compassionate mental health system. 

This conference has been organised by the RCPsych’s Working Group on the Effect of Suicide and Homicide on Clinicians.

This thought-provoking programme will be opened by Dr Adrian James and will be chaired by Dr Jo O’Reilly.  Speakers include:

Prof Gill Mezey

Dr Mark Salter

Dr Gwen Adshead

Prof Helen Killaspy

Dr Phillipa Greenfield

Dr Rachel Gibbons

Dr Nisha Shah

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Registration is now open and can be booked using the 'Book now' button. 

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The event will take place at the Royal College of Psychiatrists, 21 Prescot Street, London E1 8BB. You can view directions and a map to help you plan your journey.

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For further information, please contact:


Contact Name: Miriam Muleba

Contact number: 0208 618 4150

Event Location

Location: 21 Prescot Street, London, E1 8BB