The Psychiatric Eye

London Division Newsletter

Welcome to the London Division Newsletter, 'The Psychiatric Eye'. Our Newsletter Editorial Committee welcomes submissions, letters, responses and any other comments.

The newsletter is now published twice a year, in spring and autumn.

Contact us at The Psychiatric Eye or via the Division Manager, Karen Morgan if you have any questions.

Contributing to the newsletter

The Psychiatric Eye encourages submissions from anyone. We will consider any article that may be of interest to our readers in the RCPsych London Division. This includes submissions from service users, carers, students, clinicians, psychologists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, social workers, and members of the wider multidisciplinary workforce.

Diversity

The Psychiatric Eye is committed to representing the diverse workforce of the RCPsych London Division. Regardless of article topic, we encourage authors to consider diverse perspectives and issues of equality within their writing. We seek to reduce barriers to publication for International Medical Graduates and we will, where appropriate and if requested, offer additional assistance in developing articles from authors for whom English is not their primary language.

We are now accepting articles for the autumn edition of the London Division Newsletter, 'The Psychiatric Eye'.

The theme for this edition is: "What I wish I'd known...."

What would it have been helpful for you to know earlier in your career? Even if you’re new to the profession, what do you wish you knew six months ago, or even yesterday? What might you have done differently (or the same)? How have your experiences shaped your practice and made you the person you are today? This issue will be a chance to share your reflections and perhaps offer advice to other readers of the newsletter – do let us know!

We welcome your contribution to this theme and as always we also have the following features to which you can contribute articles:

  • Conference Watch – conferences you have attended related to psychiatry
  • Culture Vulture – articles relating to your insights, interpretations and observations of relevant popular culture, the arts and theatre in the capital related to psychiatry
  • Facetime – an interview with someone in the world of London psychiatry – professional or service user, local hero, or London icon
  • RCPsych London Eye - Let us know what is going on in your local Trust or service. We accept articles on service improvement, diversity initiatives, sustainability initiatives, areas for improvement, reasons to celebrate, and stories from the workplace. Essentially, anything that relates to your area of work that would be of interest to the London Division. Articles must be in a non-academic, narrative style, in keeping with the magazine style of the newsletter. These should be from a personal perspective and reflect personal experience/opinion. Please do not submit case studies or articles containing identifying service user information.

Details for submissions

All article submissions must use the newsletter template and save the file as:

'Your full name_Autumn Edition 2022'

Maximum word count and article guidelines:

  • 500-1000 words for themed articles
  • 400-600 words for other non-themed articles
  • No more than five references should be included for each article.

Deadline

Please submit your article to The Psychiatric Eye by 13 October 2022.

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