Free webinars for members

We've launched a series of free webinars to support members and trainees during the pandemic.

The webinars will offer both a solution-focused approach to the current COVID-19 pandemic and also cover other topics of general interest.

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

The next webinar in our 180th Anniversary series of free #RCPsychLive webinars was the The Impact of War on Psychiatry in the UK: Planning After a Prolonged Crisis, which took place on Thursday 16 September from 4pm - 5pm. 

 

Overview of this webinar

Chair: Dr Trudi Seneviratne

Speakers

• Professor Edgar Jones - Mental Health Service reform post WW2

• Dr Geraldine Strathdee – How should long term mental health policy be planned post-pandemic?

• Q&A

 

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This 60-minute webinar will showcase the Mental Health digital playbook and the range of digital solutions which have shown how technology can help solve common challenges in the delivery of mental health services. 


This webinar explores:
  • the role and benefits of digital technology in delivering better mental health pathways 
  • experiences from those who have implemented digital into mental health services, the successes and challenges
  • the wider range of digital tools covered in the playbook via an interactive discussion
  • future opportunities for expansion of this dynamic digital resource to improve patient care. 

Agenda

Chairs: Dr Adrian James (President, RCPsych), Dr Paul Bradley (Informatics Committee, RCPsych),  Lisa Hollins (NHSX)


Background/ national context

Dr Lia Ali, NHSX


Beth programme: Online platform for virtual working with patients and carers supports self-management and more personalised care

Dr Barbara Arroyo, Consultant Psychiatrist and interim Chief Clinical Information Officer (iCCIO) South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM)


MaST: Management and Supervision Tool for community mental health services

Adam Drage, Clinical Service Lead (Step Forward/Primary Care Mental Health),  Community Excellence Programme Lead

Caroline Gadd, Director, Holmusk, Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust,  Holmusk


System wide digital transformation at Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust

Mike Jones, Associate Chief Clinical Information Officer and Clinical Safety Officer Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust


Feedback and Q&A Panel - Facilitated by Lisa Hollins and Dr Paul Bradley

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Chair: Professor George Ikkos

Speaker: Dr Awais Aftab

Conceptual evolution of mental illness and psychiatric classification

Psychiatric classifications exist within theoretical approaches which take certain notions of mental illness for granted. This presentation will provide an overview of the historical development of psychiatric classifications with an emphasis on their conceptual presuppositions, and will examine how questions of classification have intersected with questions about the nature of mental illness in modern history. History of psychiatric classification also reveals a tension between descriptive and hypothetical-conjectural approaches, which this lecture will explore. The talk will end with an appreciation of the ongoing controversies reflecting the difficulties inherent in defining and classifying mental illness, with some preliminary remarks on future directions. 

Awais Aftab, MD is Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University, USA, and staff psychiatrist at Northcoast Behavioral Healthcare (Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services). He has been actively involved in initiatives to educate psychiatrists and trainees on the intersection of philosophy, psychiatry, and history. He leads the popular interview series “Conversations in Critical Psychiatry” for Psychiatric Times, which engages with commentators within and outside the profession who have made meaningful criticisms of the status quo. He is an executive council member of the Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry and senior media editor for the journal Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology.

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The next webinar in our 2021 series of free #RCPsychLive webinars - History of Psychiatry Special Interest Group: Future Archives Winners - took place on Thursday 12 August from 4pm - 5pm.

The webinar showcased the winners of the recent 'Future Archives' competition,  organised as part of the College's 180th anniversary celebrations, inviting people to contribute their thoughts and impressions of psychiatry and mental health services today. Through these archives, the College provided a broad perspective about what mental health care is like now, for future generations.

The competition closed on 30 April 2021, and received over 60 entries, delivered in a variety of formats including essays, poems, stories, film, paintings and cartoon strips to name a few. The entries were assessed by a diverse panel of judges, including a journalist, a clinician, a patient, and a historian.

There were 4 winners of the competition, Alea (patient winner), Rachel Cullivan (medic winner), Karrish Devan (medic winner) and Jennifer Parker (medic winner).

The webinar was chaired by the President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Dr Adrian James, and the winners presented their entries and talk about their inspiration for their writing.

Programme

1. Welcome - Dr Adrian James

2. The masks we wear - Dr Karrish Devan

3. The underbelly of a pandemic - Dr Jennifer Parker

4. What was psychiatry like in 2020-2021 - Dr Rachael Cullivan

5. Alea's poem entry - Presented by Dr Joanna Cannon

6. Q&A

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This webinar included speakers discussing their careers, leadership roles and reflecting on their experiences as women in leadership roles. A panel discussion followed.

Speakers: 

  • Professor Dame Sue Bailey, Group Director, Manchester University NHS Trust, past-President, Royal College of Psychiatrists and past-Chair, Academy of Medical Royal Colleges
  • Dr Navina Evans, Chief Executive, Health Education England 
  • Dr Charlotte Wilson Jones, Consultant Psychiatrist
  • Dr Kate Lovett, Presidential Lead for Recruitment, Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • Dr Beena Rajkumar, co-chair, WMHSIG

Session chair: 

Professor Helen Bruce, Associate Dean for Promoting Recruitment in Psychiatry

After watching, if you have any questions, please do email careers@rcpsych.ac.uk

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In line with South Asian History Month, the next webinar in our 2021 series of free #RCPsychLive webinars - Systemic Racism and How to Tackle it - took place on Thursday 22 July from 4pm - 5pm. Please see below on how to view the recording.
                                  
Overview of this webinar

The session was chaired by the Royal College of Psychiatrists Registrar, Dr Trudi Seneviratne.

Speakers included:

Celebrate, but also support equality and parity for South Asian doctors
Dr Raj Mohan

Be the change you want to see in the world
Dr Sri Kalidindi

Speaking up, acknowledgment and change
Dr Shahid Latif

Professor Kam Bhui

This was followed by a Q&A session.

This webinar forms part of our celebrations for the 180th anniversary of the College and its preceding organisations. This week we explored how the Mental Health Act has evolved over time.

Speakers
This session was chaired by Professor George Ikkos

Our speakers included:

The who and how of 200 years of Mental Health Acts for England and Wales - Dr Tony Zigmond

Mental Health Act 1983 and MHA Review - Steve Gilbert

Each of the speakers gave a short presentation and this was then followed by a Q&A discussion, chaired by Professor Ikkos.

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Join us for this webinar as part of South Asian History Month, where our speakers discuss the impact and challenges of COVID-19 on South Asian doctors and clinicians in mental health trusts.

This session was chaired by the College's Dean, Professor Subodh Dave.

Our speakers include:

  • Collaboration at a time of crisis - Dr Ananta Dave
  • The impact of covid on South Asian communities - Dr Saadia Muzaffar
  • Mental Health in the times of Covid-19 pandemic: south Asian experience - Professor Dinesh Bhugra
  • Dr Irfan Akhtar

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This webinar, chaired by Professor Wendy Burn CBE, explores aspects of psychiatry from the perspective of the devolved nations. 

Speakers include:

  • Vice-Chair, Dr Michael Doherty, who presents on the 'Influences on the Development of Psychiatry in Northern Ireland'.
  • Professor Rab Houston of the School of History, University of St Andrews who provides a summary of the development of mental healthcare in Wales, Scotland, and the island of  Ireland over the last 200 years.
  • Professor Rob Poole who presents on, ‘In Glyndwr’s stronghold: Psychiatry in North Wales 1990-2021’.

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The RCPsych and Rainbow SIG are proud to present a webinar in honour of Pride month. The webinar will be an opportunity to share and reflect on experiences of LGBTQ+ people, through personal and professional journeys.

Hosted by Dr Pavan Joshi, incoming Chair of the Rainbow SIG with talks from:

  • Professor Dinesh Bhugra, Former RCPsych President
  • Professor Saul Levin, CEO of American Psychiatric Association
  • Dr Louise Theodosiou, a prominent RCPsych member
  • Dr Paul Gilluley, Chief Medical Officer for East London.

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This webinar will look at campaigning, and the campaigners, who changed mental health service delivery. 
 
Speakers:
Dr Claire Groves will discuss the work of Montagu Lomax during the 1920s 
Dr Claire Hilton will discuss the work of Barbara Robb during the 1960/70s   

Dr Derek Tracy will explore how should services be planned in the 21st Century 

This was followed by a Q&A session.

David Lammy MP is the Shadow Justice Secretary and led the Lammy review into the treatment and outcomes for Black And Minority Ethnic (BAME) people in the Criminal Justice System.

Dr Lade Smith and Dr Raj Mohan the RCPsych Presidential leads for Race and Equality will discuss with him the challenges to mental health and health inequalities faced by Black and Minority Ethnic people in Britain today.

This was followed by a Q&A session.

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On 27 May 2021, we delivered a webinar on the principles and practice of Psychological First Aid, focusing on the devastating effect of COVID-19 in India and the wider South Asian region.

We worked with the College’s Presidential Lead for COVID-19, Emergency Preparedness and Mental Health and our Volunteering and International Psychiatry Special Interest Group (VIPSIG) to deliver this free webinar. The six excellent speakers below delivered the webinar via Zoom:

  • Professor Mohammed Al-Uzri, RCPsych Presidential Lead for International Affairs
  • Professor Richard Williams,  RCPsych Presidential Lead COVID-19, Emergency Preparedness and Mental Health
  • Dr Peter Hughes, VIPSIG
  • Dr Anis Ahmed, VIPSIG Chair elect
  • Dr Sophie Thomson, VIPSIG Chair
  • Dr Bhavana Chawda, BIPA Vice President
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Overview

Dr Helen Boyle (1869–1957), the first woman president of this College, gave her presidential address on 12 July 1939 and it was published in The Journal of Mental Science, September 1939. Dr Boyle worked with patients with the ‘early signs of nervous disorder’ and her primary objective was to avoid certification and asylum admission.

From 1904 Dr Boyle travelled to Glasgow, Germany, France and Austria to explore the voluntary admission systems and clinics for mental health care. In 1910 she travelled to Munich to meet Emile Kraepelin and in 1913 she met Adolf Meyer in the USA. In 1920 she was invited to the USA and Canada to speak about her work and explore developments in psychological medicine.

Dr Boyle was a vigorous proponent of non-asylum treatment with outpatient facilities, which was the antithesis of the care generally available in England at the time because of the strict lunacy laws.  

Many of Helen Boyle’s ideas and principles are still valued in today’s community care, perinatal psychiatry, and Child and Adolescent MH Services. 

Boyle wrote that her presidential address caused her ‘considerable anxiety’ and my webinar will explore her work and identify the reasons why this presidency was not only a surprise but also a source of anxiety.   

This 180th Anniversary webinar will be chaired by Dr Gianetta Rands and will include a presentation and Q&A with Dr Louise Westwood.

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Overview

The RCPsych will later this month launch the first ever membership survey in its 180-year history – which will be open to all members between 19 May-13 June.

We want to know what you think of the College and its services and activities, and how we should deliver services in the future as we enter what is hoped to be a post-lockdown era in the UK.

The survey will be conducted by the market research firm Research by Design, who have carried out membership surveys with a number of other medical royal colleges as well as with the British Medical Association (BMA).

In the session, our President Dr Adrian James, our Registrar Dr Trudi Seneviratne and our Associate Registrar Dr Santosh Mudholkar will look at what the survey means for the RCPsych. Meanwhile, Research by Design will talk about the methodology they plan to use for the survey.

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MindEd is a free e-learning service aimed at equipping both specialist and universal health professionals, teaching staff and members of the public with evidence-based information about children, young people, adults with learning disability and older people’s mental health. MindEd provides CPD opportunities for professionals and empowers users with the confidence and skills to understand, identify, and address mental health challenges.

This session will introduce MindEd, core areas of focus (including key programmes delivered through the pandemic), its current programmes and its different e-learning formats. 

Speakers

  • Dr Raphael Kelvin - National Clinical Lead, MindEd
  • Harry Weber-Brown - Programme Manager, MindEd

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Overview

In this free webinar, Richard Smith, chair of the UK Health Alliance on Climate Change (of which RCPsych is a member), introduced Dr Fiona Godlee, Editor in Chief of the BMJ, Dr Nick Watts, Chief Sustainability Officer of NHS England, and Dr Lisa Page, Chair of the RCPsych Sustainability Committee, who discussed why climate change is a mental health issue, the NHS’s plans for net-zero greenhouse gas emissions, and the role that Psychiatry can play in improving the health of people and the planet.

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Overview

  • How imaging is making an impact on patient care. Translating the value of modern imaging methods from the research lab to the clinic
  • Brain imaging Part 1: Methods and techniques. The pros and cons of selected imaging techniques, including PET, (f)MRI and MEG. Understanding and interpreting results
  • Brain imaging Part 2: Using imaging techniques in selected psychiatric disorders. How can imaging help with patient management?

Speakers

  • Dr Matt Wall – Clinical Psychopharmacology Unit, UCL and Hon Snr Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College, London
  • Professor Wendy Burn – Co-Chair, RCPsych Gatsby/Wellcome Neuroscience Project

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Speakers: Dr Livia De Picker, Dr Marisa Dias and Professor Carmine Pariante

The webinar began with Dr Dias summarising the study, with the European context. Professor Pariante covered the scientific rationale for why these people need to be prioritised. Dr De Picker closed the webinar by sharing data from hospitalisation and COVID related death in people with severe mental illness.

The webinar was chaired by Dr Adrian James.

This webinar was organised by the Northern and Yorkshire Division

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Webinar overview 

Topics included how to;

  • Understand the principles of trauma informed care
  • Understand the ways in which psychosis, treatment, and ethnicity can contribute to trauma
  • Incorporate principles of trauma informed care into clinical practice.

Speakers

  • Dr Peter Carter, consultant psychiatrist, joint lead for NELFT EIP. Director of Medical Education
  • Dr Miriam Fornells-Ambrojo, consultant clinical psychologist, joint lead for NELFT EIP. Assistant Professor Psychology DClinPsy UCL
  • Dr Mel O, Brien, clinical psychologist, NELFT EIP
  • Dr Ruby Rathbone, Foundation Year 1 doctor. NELFT 

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Webinar Overview

Four authors present their essays on the topic “How the COVID-19 pandemic has taught be to be a better doctor/psychiatrist”, as chosen by the external judging panel of Honorary Fellows.


The prize was donated by a generous anonymous donor, to be awarded to the best essays presented by a core trainee, a specialty trainee, an SAS doctor and a new consultant.
          
Following the presentations, Dean of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Dr Kate Lovett will chair a Q&A session in which she will be joined by Dr Navina Evans, Consultant Psychiatrist and Chief Executive of Health Education England.

We are delighted to announce that Dr Lovett and Dr Evans will be joined by Dr Adrian James, President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. This webinar will also feature appearances by Honorary Fellows Stephen Fry and  Alastair Campbell.

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Webinar overview 

This taster session covered some key situations in which psychiatrists have had to manage problems related to addiction.  The focus was on clinical scenarios, with guidance on recognition and management.

The webinar was designed to be helpful for consultants, higher trainees and specialty doctors who have not had opportunities for specialist addiction training.
 
The webinar also provided a "taster" for a series of webinars planned for later in 2021, that will cover a wider range of addiction topics. 

Topics and Speakers

Managing alcohol withdrawal in psychiatric settings
Professor Julia Sinclair

Managing opiate dependence in psychiatric settings
Dr Lesley Peters
 
Methamphetamine psychosis: presentation and management
Dr Nicola Kalk


Q & A – 30 minutes

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The story of how men fought to keep women out of medicine and how women eventually overcame the barriers.
 

Speakers

  • Dr Kate Lovett, Dean, Royal College of Psychiatrists
This will be followed by panel discussion:

  • Dr Claire Hilton, Consultant Psychiatrist, RCPsych Historian in Residence
  • Dr Rajesh Mohan, Presidential Lead on Race and Equality
  • Dr Gianetta Rands, Consultant Psychiatrist
  • Dr Fiona Subotsky, Consultant Psychiatrist and former RCPsych Treasurer
Chaired by: Dr Beena Rajkumar, Consultant Psychiatrist, Director of Medical Education, Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation Trust and co-Chair, Women and Mental Health Special Interest Group

 

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This webinar discussed the complexity of the assessment and management of young onset dementia.
 

Topics covered

  1. Specialist assessment and management of young onset dementia
  2. Recent advances in the understanding of young onset dementia
  3. Interplay with neurology
  4. Transition between different services: mental health services, memory services, neurology, primary care, local authorities, specialist tertiary services.

Speakers

  • Dr Mohan Bhat, Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist, Associate Medical Director for Barking and Dagenham North East London NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Janet Carter, Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry, Older Adults Community Mental Health Team and Memory Service, Romford
  • Dr Paul Gallagher, Psychiatrist, East London NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Joanne Hew, Psychiatrist, East London NHS Foundation Trust

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This webinar aimed to help psychiatrists and other frontline healthcare workers understand some of the thinking behind the vaccine roll-out and the key issues to consider when offering the vaccine to those with a severe mental illness, intellectual disability and/or dementia.  

Topics covered

  • Overview of the vaccination programme
  • Insight into how decisions should be made about the administering of vaccines
  • Discussion around some of the ways capacity to consent has been addressed with patients

Speakers

  • Dr Adrian James - President of Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • Dr Jonathan Leach OBE - NHS England Medical Director for COVID-19 Immunisation
  • Mr Alex Ruck Keene - Barrister and Visiting Senior Lecturer at King’s College London
  • Dr Mani Krishnan - Chair of the Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry at the Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • Dr Ken Courtenay - Chair of the Faculty of the Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability
  • Dr Victoria Sullivan - Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist

Each of the speakers gave a short presentation on their area of expertise and this was then followed by a Q&A from the audience, which was chaired by Adrian James.

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This webinar aimed to introduce the best places to find evidence to support your day to day practice and research projects.  

Learning objectives:  

  1. find out what resources are out there to support everyday practice and research projects. Which should be used in different situations   
  2. learn about point of care tools and explore BMJ Best Practice 
  3. learn how to effectively and efficiently search databases of medical literature 
  4. learn about Open Access research and how it can be accessed 
  5. find out about and download useful apps. 

Topics to be covered: 

  • levels of evidence – what to search and when  
  • point of care tools – BMJ Best Practice 
  • Open Access Research 
  • useful apps 
  • how to find what you want in healthcare research databases, such as Medline and PsychINFO, including Boolean searching, search tips, limiting your results and exporting.  
    • how to search the databases and journals provided by the NHS 
    • how to search the databases and journals provided by the RCPsych.

Speakers

This webinar was chaired by Dr Luke Baker (Chair, PTC) and delivered by Fiona Watson (RCPsych Library and Archives Manager).

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The webinar will focus on the work of the College's quality networks and accreditation schemes. We will explore the benefits of being a peer reviewer - both to a psychiatrist's own professional development and also in supporting improving quality in their service.

Speakers

  • Peter Thompson - Introduction to the CCQI and overview of process
  • Dr Trudi Seneviratne - Personal experience of benefit to own service from participating
  • Dr Vishelle Kamath - how being a reviewer helps with professional development

The webinar is part of a campaign the CCQI is running over the next few months to boost the number of psychiatrist reviewers across the networks.

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This webinar covered the controversy that surrounded the transition to becoming a Royal College in 1971, 50 years ago.

The webinar features the first screening of short video about The Petition Group, a band of rebel Junior Doctors who objected to way the College was being formed and the bitter conflict that erupted as a result. The screening was followed by a panel discussion to examine the issues in greater detail and consider the impact that it has had on the College today.

This webinar was chaired by former president, Professor Dinesh Bhugra, alongside our panelists Sir David Goldberg, Professor John Gunn, Dr Angela Rouncefield & Dr Peter Noble.

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We will look at what we have learnt from the positive impact on environment and negative impact on the mental healthcare workforce from Covid-19 and the rapid adaptations of healthcare services to the constraints on face to face appointments that it has imposed.

We will examine the responses of patients, particularly younger patients who represent our future, about satisfaction, the eco-friendliness and sustainability of remote delivery of healthcare. We will also discuss how remote delivery has helped and hindered mental wellbeing and utilisation of the workforce in difficult times.

We will discuss with participants how to learn from our experiences to ‘Build Back Better’ for more flexible, patient-centred and sustainable mental healthcare delivery in the future

Presentations included

  • How things have changed: the rapid adaptation of mental health services to the Covid-19 pandemic and the wins and losses
    Professor Alka Ahuja, Visiting Professor, University of South Wales, Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, and National Clinical Lead, TEC Cymru
  • What is the sustainability of our ‘new normal’? Ecological impact of remote working on the environment, what patients, families and clinicians think of sustainability, and the impact on workforce
    Ms Gemma Johns, Programme Manager, Technology Enabled Healthcare Wales (TEC Cymru)
  • Building Back Better? How can we build a new model of mental healthcare delivery which is more robust and sustainable?
    Dr Jacinta Tan, Child and adolescent psychiatrist, Medical Ethicist, Project Manager, CWTCH project

This was followed by a Q & A session chaired by Ollie John, RCPsych Wales Manager.

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Whether you know you want to apply to higher psychiatry training and are wondering how, or are not yet certain it’s the path for you, this webinar will help you make the right decisions about the next steps in your career. Our speakers cover topics including the ST4 application process, what it’s like to start out in higher training and experiences throughout psychiatry training.  

If you are a senior psychiatrist hoping to support junior colleagues in their applications, the webinar will also give you more information to do this. The webinar is suitable for anyone interested in psychiatry, but particularly core trainees or those who have completed core training and are currently not in a training programme. 

Presentations included

  • Applying to ST4 - Clare Kerswill, Head of Specialty Recruitment, HENW
  • Experiences applying and in ST4 - Kabir Garg
  • My career and why I chose psychiatry training - Benjamin Waterhouse

This was followed by a Q&A session chaired by Dr Luke Baker.

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This webinar illustrated how a combination of proactive, tailored training and a strong relational approach to supervision can support development and maximise educational gains. The speakers drew on different aspects of Personalised Training to demonstrate the breadth of the concept across education from a trainee and trainer perspective.

Speakers included

  • Dr Chris O'Loughlin, Head of School, East of England
  • Dr Luke Baker, Chair Psychiatric Training Committee (PTC)
  • Dr Saadia Alvi, IMG Representative to Royal College (PTC)

This was followed by a Q&A session chaired by Dr Chris O'Loughlin, Head of School, East of England.

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This webinar covered the basic areas trainees need to address when completing their application to core training, as well as factors trainers should consider when supporting their trainees in this process. It included the perspectives of recent applicants and trainers experienced in recruitment to core training, and a talk from the recruitment team at Health Education England North West.

Speakers included

  • Clare Kerswill, Head of Specialty Recruitment (North West) and Regional Recruitment Lead (North), Health Education England North West
  • Dr Charlotte Blewett, Consultant Psychiatrist, Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Trust
  • Dr Emma Brooks, Core Trainee

The webinar was chaired by Dr Arthita Das.

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This week we hosted a special extended weekly webinar to celebrate Black History Month.

Introduced by Tim Ojo, Registrar for Policy Support we heard from:

  • Femi Oyebode, RCPsych Lifetime Achievement Award Winner 2016
  • Mosun Fapohunda, Consultant Psychiatrist, founding member of ABP-UK Association of Black Psychiatrists UK and member of Black Women in Health 
  • Aggrey Burke, Consultant Psychiatrist, COPE Mental Health Foundation, Birmingham and Patron, ACCI, Wolverhampton.
  • Altha Stewart, former President of the APA

This was followed by a Q&A session chaired by Lade Smith, Presidential Lead for Race Equality.

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For anyone thinking of embarking on a career in psychiatry, this webinar provides practical information and fascinating case studies. Our inspirational speakers talk about their own career paths and experiences in psychiatry while also shedding a light on some of the areas psychiatrists work in throughout their careers.

  • Guilty minds: becoming a forensic psychiatrist
    Dr Lade Smith, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist and RCPsych Presidential Lead for Race Equality
  • Colourful-Minds: From the back of our minds to the front of our conversation
    Dr Julia Ogunmuyiwa, Trainee Psychiatrist
  • Foundation training during the pandemic
    Ololade Obadare, Medical Student

This was followed by a Q&A session chaired by Lade Smith, Presidential Lead for Race Equality.

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This webinar was organised by the RCPsych VIPSIG to help interested people consider future volunteering possibilities and how this might be achieved in line with the new RCPsych College international strategy.

  • The New Royal College of Psychiatrists International Strategy: Focus on Volunteering
    Professor Mohammed Al-Uzri, Presidential lead for International Affairs
  • What’s happening in Ethiopia?
    Dr Heather Dipple and Dr Sewbesew Yetayih
  • Distant supervision of front-line workers in Rohigya Refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh
    Dr Anis Ahmed
  • Update from WHO perspective
    Dr Peter Hughes
  • The future of technology in International Volunteering
    Dr Ruairi Page

This was followed by a Q&A session chaired by Dr Jane Mounty, VIPSIG  conference organiser and Dr Sophie Thomson, Chair VIPSIG.

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This webinar was hosted by the RCPsych London Division and focused on sharing local experiences of the pandemic.

  • COVID-19 - The ‘regular’ experience
    Dr Suhana Ahmedpan
  • COVID-19 and Acute Inpatient Psychiatry
    Dr Anil Kumar
  • Surviving a pandemic with teleconsulting
    Dr Gabrielle Pendlebury

The webinar closed with a live Q&A session with all the panelists, chaired by Dr Peter Hughes, Chair of the London Division.

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This webinar was jointly hosted by the RCPsych Faculty of General Adult Psychiatry and the RCPsych College Centre for Quality Improvement. 

  • Quantifying the Impact of Covid-19 on UK mental health services
    Stephen Watkins, Director, NHS Benchmarking Network
  • Real life impact: the information contained in the data
    Simon Rose, Lived Experience Educator, Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  • Data and Clinicians: Why Data Matters
    Dr Asif Bachlani, Clinical Director for Acute and PICU Network, Priory Group
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Following the South Asian History Month, this webinar aims to inspire South Asian psychiatrists from a range of backgrounds to consider and complete psychiatric training, and become consultants and future medical leaders. 

  • Life in a multicultural society: growing up, living and working in inner city Birmingham.  This will include a journey from humble beginnings to working in a multicultural community, which has a variety of needs.
  • From Kashmir to the United Kingdom - training and working through different cultures.  Discussion around training in psychiatry and work culture in different continents.
  • A personal journey from being a medical student in Govt. Medical College Srinagar to a Medical Director at KMPT.
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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.

Get in contact to receive further information regarding a career in psychiatry