Devolved Council of the RCPsych in Scotland

The Devolved Council is the main decision-making body of the RCPsych in Scotland.

All major issues of policy are discussed at meetings and the Council acts as a link between RCPsych in Scotland members and the central College in London.

The Devolved Council meets four times a year and is made up of:

  • three elected officers
  • one appointed Meetings Secretary
  • six elected members
  • one elected Education and Training Committee (ETC) Representative
  • representatives from all the specialties
  • observers from the Scottish Government and Mental Welfare Commission
  • six representatives from the Psychiatric Training Committee (PTC)
  • Chair of Choose Psychiatry in Scotland
  • Chair of the Medical Managers Group
  • Chair of the Working Retired Psychiatrists Group
  • Chair of the Scottish Training and Recruitment Group
  • Chair of the Scottish Mental Health Partnership
  • Equality and Diversity Lead
  • one representative from Specialty Doctor and Associate Specialist Doctors
  • one representative for Workforce Planning and training issues
  • one patient representative
  • one carer representative

Executive agendas and minutes (Members only)

Devolved Council

Member Year of joining Position
Dr Jane Morris 2023 (E) Chair
Dr Pradeep Pasupuleti 2021 (E) Financial Officer
Dr Mithun Barik 2023 (C) Committee Member
Dr Venkataramana Boyapati 2021 (A) Committee Member
Dr Johanna Brown 2021 (A) Committee Member
Dr Ailsa Bruce 2023 (A) PTC Rep
Dr Richard Caplan 2022 (C) Committee Member
Dr Alan Carson 2013 (A) Committee Member
Prof. Jonathan Cavanagh 2023 (A) Committee Member
Dr Arun Chopra 2019 (O) Committee Member
Dr Siobhan Connelly 2023 (A) PTC Rep
Dr Alastair Cook 2020 (O) Committee Member
Dr Jim Crabb 2024 (A) Committee Member
Dr Philip Crockett 2020 (A) Committee Member
Dr Adam Daly 2021 (A) Committee Member
Dr Jana de Villiers 2021 (A) Committee Member
Dr Arwa Elawad 2023 (A) PTC Rep
Dr Iain Fergie 2015 (C) SAS Doctor Representative
Dr Alasdair Forrest 2022 (A) Committee Member
Dr Susanna Galea-Singer 2022 (A) Committee Member
Dr Selena Gleadow Ware 2020 (A) Committee Member
Dr Shridevi Gopi-Firth 2021 (A) Committee Member
Dr Rosemary Gordon 2024 (A) Committee Member
Dr Judith Halford 2021 (E) Committee Member
Mr Gordon Johnston 2020 (C) Patient Representative
Dr Sheena Jones 2023 (O) Committee Member
Dr Kandarp Joshi 2023 (A) Committee Manager
Dr Ihsan Kader 2024 (A) Committee Member
Prof. Stephen Lawrie 2018 (A) Committee Member
Dr Craig Marsh 2021 (A) Committee Member
Dr Louise Mowatt 2023 (C) Committee Member
Dr Vivek Pattan 2021 (A) Committee Member
Dr Tze Phang 2020 (A) PTC Rep
Dr Gavin Philipson 2022 (A) Committee Member
Dr Lovely Rajan 2021 (E) Committee Member
Dr Lee Robertson 2022 (A) Committee Member
Dr Andrew Robinson 2021 (E) Committee Member
Dr Prakash Shankar 2020 (A) Committee Member
Dr Murray Smith 2021 (A) Committee Member
Dr Roger Smyth 2020 (C) Committee Member
Dr Pavan Srireddy 2021 (C) Committee Member
Dr Jessika Sussmann 2021 (C) Committee Member
Dr Andy Williams 2021 (E) Committee Member
Dr Dichelle Wong 2022 (O) Committee Member
Dr Marianna Zavrou 2021 (C) Committee Member

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