Spring's Associate Editor

“The success of Royal College of Psychiatrist Wales’ eNewsletter demonstrates the professional dream and establishment of the college in Wales, which have long outlived its founders.

I have assumed editorship at a time when Psychiatrists are facing increased challenges from meeting patient’s expectations with the NHS’ shrinking resources. This is demanding more cost-effective care with research-based evidence to treat the patients. This newsletter can provide a platform for Psychiatrist to contribute to their role in Wales.


"I am pleased to introduce myself as an Adult Liaison Specialist Registrar, currently based at Royal Glamorgan Hospital. I am proud to have General Practice experience and Psychiatry Experience along with my dedication towards medical education and research. I am currently an organiser for Cardiff CASC Training and a member of clinical topic examination panel for Royal College of Psychiatrist and trainee attachment for Policy and Public Affairs.

Finally, I am thankful for Professor Keith Lloyd, Chair, RCPsych in Wales and Oliver John for their enthusiastic support as I strive to grow into this new role and I am looking forward to continuing helping to ensure we move forward in direction. I am looking forward to welcoming our members to contribute so we can learn from each other.

I hope you enjoy my contribution to this first eNewsletter”


Akhtar Khan

Associate Editor, RCPsych Wales Newsletter